Whitney Kakos is the Director of Supply Chain Sustainability at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). She leads the development of appropriate policies, strategies and partnerships for KDP to play a proactive role in promoting equitable and sustainable supply chains across its business. This begins with understanding and prioritizing supply chain impacts with an aim to continuously improve, especially via industry collaboration. With strong roots at the intersection of sustainability and coffee, first at UK-based Cafédirect and then Keurig Dr Pepper, she leads KDP’s efforts to bring a consistent approach to balancing risk management with deeper, long-term impact work within the diverse supply chains under the KDP umbrella.
Whitney has an MSC in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and serves on advisory bodies of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge and Global Coffee Platform and on the Standards Committee of Fair Trade USA.