Rhonda Ross, who formerly held public relations and sustainability roles at Centiva, has founded RJRoss Consulting in Roswell, Ga. Her company will work with manufacturers to help them develop their sustainability programs.

“Companies need to see that an environmental program is more than achieving one certification. It has to be a belief that permeates the entire organization. The added bonus is that while becoming more sustainable to help the environment, in the long run this move improves the company’s bottom line,” Ross said.

Ross has been involved in environmental issues for many years. She became a USGBC’s LEED AP in 2003 and has recently added the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Green AP certification. While at Centiva, she helped lead the company to be an environmental leader in its industry category. For more information abut RJRoss Consulting, emailinfo@rjrossconsulting.comor call (770) 402-7100.