Security Industry Association Names Renee Thompson as Chair of Environmental, Social and Governance Advisory Board

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Renee Thompson – director of global sustainability and environmental compliance at Wesco International – as the first-ever chair of SIA’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board.

Thompson has led the global Sustainability and Environmental Compliance team at Wesco since 2020, helping evolve the company’s approach to compliance, sustainable practices and corporate citizenship. Since joining Wesco nine years ago, she has worked on the company’s organizational health and safety, and operations teams. She holds a B.S. in business, with a major in green and sustainable enterprise management, from the University of Phoenix and is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University in pursuit of an MBA with a concentration in sustainability and environmental compliance.

“It is my honor to lead Wesco’s sustainability team as we continue to progress our global sustainability and environmental compliance strategy and goals. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with the industry and with my colleagues on the SIA ESG Advisory Board,” said Thompson.

SIA’s ESG Advisory Board is a group announced in 2023 to encourage greater information sharing among SIA members, as well as partners and customers, about established ESG practices. The group’s potential activities include issuing guidance on key provisions of proven and globally recognized socially responsible practices, thought leadership to security practitioners about managing ESG threats related to enterprise security, recognition of members that achieve defined ESG goals established by the advisory board, educational sessions at industry events and a SIA-promoted industry community service day.

“SIA is honored to have Renee Thompson – an accomplished industry leader on sustainability, corporate responsibility and environmental compliance – as the first chair of SIA’s Environmental, Social and Governance Advisory Board,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We look forward to working closely with Renee and the advisory board to provide education and advance dialogue about these critical marketplace issues and promoting the enhancement of ESG strategies to meet customer expectations, global ESG standards, investor interests and government requirements.”

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