Boma Brown-West

Senior Manager, Consumer Health

Work

Areas of expertise:
Sustainable consumer products and supply chains, safer chemicals

Boma Brown-West is a senior manager at EDF+Business. In her role, she focuses on transforming retail supply chains in order to reduce people’s exposure to toxic chemicals. By engaging with stakeholders across the retail supply chain, like Walmart, she works to promote and implement strategies that foster the development and usage of safer chemicals in consumer products. Boma has worked in close collaboration with Walmart on the implementation of their successful sustainable chemistry policy. Boma also leads EDF’s initiative Behind the Label: a Blueprint for Safer Chemicals in the Marketplace that lays out a path to corporate leadership for all in the retail supply chain. Prior to working at EDF, Ms. Brown-West worked for a decade at Whirlpool Corporation in product engineering and sustainability. Ms. Brown-West has an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

Background

Prior to working at EDF, Ms. Brown-West worked for a decade at Whirlpool Corporation in product engineering and sustainability in roles that ranged from R&D Engineer to Lead Sustainability Engineer. On Whirlpool’s Sustainability Team, Boma played a driving role in establishing the North American sustainability strategy and structure, scaling its product recycling program, integrating LCA into product development, overhauling its materials data management, and working with industry colleagues to create the region’s first ever appliance sustainability standards. In her graduate work, Boma examined factors that improve the economics of electronics recycling programs. Ms. Brown-West has an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.