Riva Krut was named Praxair’s Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer in December 2012. She leads the Company’s integration of sustainable development into the overall corporate strategy and leads the development of corporate-wide metrics as well as targets and performance management. She is responsible for maintaining Praxair’s external reputation for sustainability excellence in addition to identifying and engaging with relevant stakeholder groups. She also leads Praxair’s community engagement program.
Riva has 25 years of experience as a sustainability and environmental management consultant to several leading multi-national companies. She joined Praxair in February 2008 as executive director, sustainable development. Before joining Praxair, she was a consultant on environment and sustainable development, delivering projects for Toyota North America, Avon Products and the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Department of Capital Projects, and the American Chemistry Council; and research for UNCTAD, UNRISD, US EPA and US AID. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of London, U.K., and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.