Chris Schlag is Senior Sustainability Counsel for Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Before joining the company, she developed a diverse legal practice with experience working on a host of environmental, health, safety and sustainability issues in a range of settings across industries through both in-house and private practice. She has, for example, worked with multi-national companies in the food, manufacturing, construction, and energy industries on management of COVID-19 and social issues in the workplace caused by the pandemic. She also previously served as Regulatory Counsel, Environmental Health & Safety for Whole Foods Market and worked on issues ranging from green chemistry, sustainable packaging, ingredient sourcing, and climate action, to human rights and animal welfare.
She is passionate about environmental and sustainability law, human rights law, and animal welfare and a frequent speaker and author. For instance, she previously authored chapters on medical waste and co-authored a chapter on COVID-19 risk management for the Thomson West Texas Practice treatise on Texas Environmental Law and presented at conferences, on webinars, and provided training on ESG, Sustainability, and Environmental Law issues. Chris earned her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and graduated with honors. Before joining the legal profession, she also earned a M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health and Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University and B.S. in Environmental Health & Safety from Colorado State University.