, Director, Product Sustainability & Authenticity; Seventh Generation Inc.


Martin Wolf is responsible for assuring the sustainable design of products at Seventh Generation Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of ecological household and personal care products.


He brings more than 40 years of experience in industrial and environmental chemistry to his work, starting with environmental fate and metabolism studies for agricultural chemicals, followed by studies of the occurrence of hazardous chemicals in the environment, conducting life cycle studies of industrial processes, and designing more sustainable household cleaning products.


During his tenure at Seventh Generation, Mr. Wolf has developed frameworks for environmental product design; helped educate his coworkers, customers, and consumers about the environmental impacts of consumer products and the industries that produce them; successfully lobbied for passage of phosphate bans in a number of states; and brought change to the cleaning products industry through more sustainable product designs.


In addition to his work for Seventh Generation, he served as the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee (2009-2011), as Vice Chair of the Sustainability Committee, and as Vice Chair of the Asthma Task Group, of the American Cleaning Institute (formerly the Soap & Detergent Association).


Martin received a 2010 EPA Environmental Merit Award for his work. Martin holds a master's degree in Chemistry from Yeshiva University and a bachelor’s in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


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