Photographic portrait of Gerald “Chip” W Johnson
Science and business go hand in hand. Accessing natural resources effectively while keeping your workforce safe and reducing environmental harm is key to a company’s profitability and longevity.

Gerald “Chip” W Johnson

EY Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services Managing Director

Sustainability leader in metal and mining industry. Insights and capabilities enable understanding of scientific and business risks.

An industry specialist with more than 20 years of professional experience with national and international clients in the mining and metals sector, Chip helps to address matters such as reserves assessments, reclamation, environmental remediation and sustainability.

Chip has assessed over US$1 billion each in environmental liabilities associated with past mining operations and in asset retirement obligations on behalf of US financial audit teams.

He has served as a practice leader at Ernst & Young LLP, the US firm, and subject matter advisor for matters relating to compliance with various voluntary corporate social responsibility criteria such as the Bettercoal Code, Responsible Jewellery Care’s Code of Practice and the SEC’s Conflict Mineral final rule.

Chip earned his MS in Environmental Management from Illinois Institute of Technology, MS in Geology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and BS in Geology and Government from Beloit College in Beloit Wisconsin. 

How Chip is building a better working world

“We are collaborating with our clients to help them learn and implement leading environmental, health and safety practices that aid in the equitable and optimum utilization of natural resources. Our teams assist our clients’ agenda in a way that keeps them competitive and simultaneously reduces their environmental impact.”

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