Rachel Goldstein is the North America Public Policy Director for Mars, Incorporated. Rachel leads advocacy on a variety of policy issues, specifically relating to our Sustainable in a Generation Plan. In her nine years with Mars, she has held roles on the central sustainability team, specifically covering plastic packaging issues, and led sustainability for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. Rachel led the development of the Mars Global Protocol for Sustainability Claims, advising the business on communicating complex sustainability topics to consumers. She has experience with external sustainability reporting work across a range of platforms and disclosures, such as the DJSI, CDP, customer scorecards, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Commitment. She has led external engagement in key partnerships, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and the Sustainability Consortium. Rachel is on the Board of Directors for GreenBlue, an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society.
Prior to Mars, Rachel was the Team Leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary climate change program that encourages methane emissions reductions through the capture and beneficial use of landfill gas. She was also the lead for this work in India, China, and Southeast Asia under the Global Methane Initiative. Rachel was in the health, safety, and environmental field before joining the EPA.
Rachel holds an MBA with an Environmental Management Concentration from George Washington University, and a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University.
- Public–private partnerships
- Renewable energy
- Carbon credits and plastics credits
- Packaging and plastics sustainability
- Climate change
- Sustainable agriculture and sourcing
- Sustainability reporting