Lawrence Heim


Director – EHS/Environmental Risk, Conflict Minerals and Sustainability

Lawrence Heim is a Director in the Atlanta office of Elm Sustainability Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Elm Consulting Group International LLC, an independent environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS) consulting practice. The focus of his 29 years’ experience has been the design, implementation and oversight of a wide range of EHSS audit, risk assessment and related management system programs. He is the firm’s lead on conflict minerals and conducted third party conflict minerals traceability audits for tantalum smelters in 2010, resulting in two of the first conflict-free smelter designations granted by the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) program.

Currently he is working with a range of industries on conflict mineral programs and auditing for clients that include Fortune 50 and 350 companies. Mr. Heim was the only EHSS consultant selected by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a panelist at their 2011 Conflict Minerals Roundtable. He was selected by The Auditing Roundtable to lead the development of auditor guidance for use in applying GAO performance audit standards to independent private sector audits of Conflict Minerals Reports. He is a frequent contributor to the media and has made numerous presentations on the subject for organizations including the American Bar Association, BNA Bloomberg, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, EICC/the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and Thomson Reuters among others.

Mr. Heim is a certified professional environmental auditor and a former board member of The Auditing Roundtable.

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