By Lisa Doctrow
Any time Lexmark employees volunteer for tree plantings, creek cleanups or other environmental initiatives, chances are you’ll see John Gagel, knee-deep in the dirt with sleeves rolled up. Gagel, corporate senior manager of global sustainability, is not only known within Lexmark for his dedication, but he’s also a star in the corporate sustainability world — a “superstar,” to be exact.
Gagel has been named to CR Magazine’s annual list of CR Superstars — leaders who demonstrate unparalleled CR best practices and maintain a superstar viewpoint on the industry.
The 2017 honorees were nominated by industry peers, the Corporate Responsibility Association and CR Magazine staff for their groundbreaking ideas, high-level thinking and impressive leadership.
According to CR Magazine, superstars “demonstrated strong thought leadership and helped obtain notable achievements in CSR operations by improving corporate responsibility efforts, boosting sustainable practices, creating innovative shared value programs, and keeping in line with company culture.”
“I’m very honored to receive this recognition,” said Gagel, who joined Lexmark in 1999. “I’ve been committed to CSR and sustainability issues for my entire career, and I’m extremely proud of Lexmark’s leadership as a responsible neighbor, employer and global corporate citizen.”
Gagel is responsible for corporate management of all global sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives and strategy development.
Visit the Lexmark Global Citizenship site to learn more about our commitment to CSR and sustainability.
Pictured at top: John Gagel volunteers at the 2016 Cane Run Creek Cleanup at Lexmark headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.