Saskia van Gendt
Chief Sustainability Officer
Saskia van Gendt serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer in Blue Yonder. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing Blue Yonder’s sustainability strategy and driving sustainability initiatives in product roadmaps and across the company.
Saskia is an environmental scientist with 17 years of experience in sustainability working across consumer products, retail, government, and manufacturing. Most recently Saskia was Head of Sustainability for Rothy’s, a vertically integrated retailer best known for creating stylish, comfortable shoes from recycled plastic. At Rothy's, Saskia pioneered the brand's commitment to circular production and net zero carbon, implementing programs for footwear recycling, zero waste manufacturing, and decarbonizing shipping.
Prior to Rothy’s, Saskia worked as Senior Director of Sustainability at Method, a brand renowned for its plant-based and design-led cleaning products. At Method, Saskia implemented sustainability initiatives across the European business and at Method’s soap factory in Chicago. Saskia started her career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in San Francisco focused on innovative waste reduction and green building practices.
Saskia has an Environmental Science degree from Northwestern University. She lives in Missoula, Montana, with her partner, Geoff, and their dog, Oslo. In her free time, she enjoys biking, skiing and trail running.