Mike Loch has over 25 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in the field of corporate responsibility, with significant roles in conflict minerals, operational environmental, health and safety management, international standards, (Mike is a ISO14000 certified lead auditor), green manufacturing and product technology issues. Mike has extensive international experience, demonstrated global leadership abilities and a strong record of success across multiple international organizations and cultures. Most recently he served as the Director, Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility for Motorola Solutions where he was responsible for Motorola’s Global Supplier Corporate Responsibility Program.
Mike has broad experience in the field of conflict minerals, and he has served in numerous leadership positions in the development and launch of several global conflict minerals initiatives. He was a member of the Governance Committee of the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade, and he served as co-chair of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative for over 7 years, during which the CFSI developed the Conflict Free Smelter Program and Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. Mike has been active in development of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas and served as the industry representative on the OECD Forum’s Multi-stakeholder Steering Group. He has participated in numerous meetings with U.S. Government officials including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of State, Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Congressional leaders who sponsored section 1502 of Dodd Frank.
During his trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Mike has visited mine sites, trading houses, NGO’s and regional governmental representatives to gain a local perspective of the issues and challenges. Mike continues to work with numerous stakeholders including the State Department, civil society, and Central African government entities to assist in improving conditions on the ground.
Mike led the development and launch of the Solutions for Hope project in conjunction with a major supplier of tantalum capacitors to source conflict-free tantalum from the DRC. The program has been recognized by governments and international organizations including the State Department, GAO, OECD, and the Enough Project. This program is now supported by numerous other multi-national corporations.
Mike also has experience on international standards development and is the recipient of three individual Motorola Corporate Impact awards for standards activities. He chaired the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC111 and chaired the IEC’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects (ACEA), a committee of 12 environmental experts appointed by their respective country’s national committee.