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Deborah Zani: Sustainability as an adaptive process

As technological market leaders of wooden homes, Dr. Deborah Zani knows there is always scope for...


“Women Making a Difference” report 2022

In 2021 we interviewed inspirational senior female leaders and gained valuable insights and thoughts from their...

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Tatiana Fogaça Rios: Visible Commitment is Key

With a passion for cultural transformation and change management, Tatiana Fogaça Rios, Digital Services Europe EHS...

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Julie Malherbe: Understanding How Inputs Impact Outputs

Not afraid to take on a challenge, Julie Malherbe’s career shows that determination is key to...

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Lineke Roberts: Believe in a Better Way of Doing Business

As Global Sustainability Integration Manager at Nespresso, Lineke Roberts believes that creating connections with people is...

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Esther Clemente: Coherence is Key to Strengthening Safety Culture

With a background in engineering and change management, Esther Clemente, Manager of Health, Safety, Environment and...

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Christèle Delbé: Co-ordinating Our Actions for the Common Good

Designing and delivering global sustainability strategies and programmes, alongside being a lecturer at Cambridge Institute for...

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Isabelle Betschart: Ability to see Different Perspectives

Making new connections, taking into account different perspectives and giving time underpin Isabelle Betschart’s values. As...

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Susana Fariñas: Strong Safety Culture is a Continuous Process

With a Master’s in Occupational Risk Management, NEBOSH International General Certificate (OHS) and international HSSE project...

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Ana Berrocal: Establishing Safety Mindset

With a background in process engineering and operations, combined with almost 20 years’ experience of managing...

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Evrim Urcum: True Value Requires Long-Term Thinking

With over 20 years of experience, Evrim Urcum, Head of Sustainability, Region Europe at Omya International...

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Sandra Chabrier-Breil Martin: Safety Starts with Respect

Being open to different cultures and a love of big projects were key elements that led...

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Raquel Henriques: Sustainability is a Journey

As Communication and Sustainability Manager at agricultural group Rovensa, Raquel Henriques believes sustainability is not just...

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Raquel Passos Miranda: With a Sustainable Business, Everybody Wins

Raquel Passos Miranda is a firm believer in the relationship between continuous improvement and sustainability. As...

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Maayke-Aimée Damen: Meeting Circular Economy Ambitions

Working for an NGO and attending United Nations’ sustainability meetings while still in her teens is...

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Roberta Bernasconi: Power of Asking Right Questions

A focus on numbers and facts has provided a firm foundation for Roberta Bernasconi’s career in...

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Ulrika Björkholm: Vital Components of Leadership

A collector of ideas and a love of learning has inspired Ulrika’s progress as a leader...

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Judith Inberg: Viewing Problems as Opportunities

With a lifelong passion for understanding how things physically work, Judith Inberg, CTO for Aalberts Integrated...

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Linette Casey: Driving the Sustainability Projects Forward

Linette Casey, Director, Power System Development at Siemens Energy, talks to dss⁺ about how her love of the outdoors, learning from customers, and broader acknowledgement of ESG issues is helping drive sustainability projects forward.

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Isabella Phoenix: Growing Organically into Strategic Sustainability

An avid gatherer of hidden talent and fresh ideas, Isabella Phoenix, Global Head of Channel Sustainability...

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Beatrice Lamonica: Keeping Sustainable Business Models on Track

For Beatrice Lamonica, Head of Environmental Strategy and Policies at aerospace, defence and security multinational, Leonardo, a sense of purpose underpins her career choices. Here, she talks to dss⁺ about why leadership support, addressing current market failures and new technology are crucial to keeping sustainable business models on track.

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Monica Varas: Winning Formula for Safety

As the Asturias region’s Head of Health & Safety at steel giant ArcelorMittal, Monica Varas is...

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Andrea Sánchez: Sustainability is not a stand-alone initiative

A bird’s eye view of sustainability’s impact on operations and safety has been a driving force...

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Cathy Johnson: Powerful Tools to Implement Change

Cathy Johnson, Director of Industries at dss⁺ Europe, explains her reasons for championing dss⁺‘s initiative to...

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Anastasia Savelieva: Empowering Employees to Drive Sustainability

A desire to change the world for the better saw Anastasia embark on a career in...


Cristina Bombassei: Developing a Modern Sustainable Business

Named as one of Forbes magazine’s ‘100 successful Italian women’ in 2018, Cristina has been pivotal...


Paving the Way in Improving Environmental Culture and Performance

Company: A major European Pulp & Paper company Country: Europe Sector: Pulp & Paper – Renewable...


Transforming Operations to Meet Strategic Objectives

Company: Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Country:Saudi Arabia Sector:Utilities Timing:2016 Assignment:Optimization of operations and reduction of...

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How to Take the Complexity out of Recycling in the UK

As Executive Director of not-for-profit On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL), Professor Margaret Bates is on a mission...

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Is the Move to Green Hydrogen a Step Closer?

Once a bit-part player in Europe’s transition to sustainable energy, hydrogen is now set to perform...

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Why We Need to Look at Waste Management Through a Different Lens

While the disposal and treatment of waste is a growing burden expected to reach 2.2 billion...

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Building the Foundations for Treating Wastewater as a Resource

Water treatment is high on the sustainability agenda as we explore ways to improve global water...

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How We Can Move From a Linear to a Circular Carbon Economy

Repurposing waste and emissions to make new products, de-fossilising industry, and mitigating climate change are at...

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Digital: The New Path to Safety

DSS impact story. Our client, a European leader in the industry of fertiliser products and derivatives, started a major business transformation to accelerate growth and add value, placing EHS as a key pillar of the entire transformation journey.

Taking the long view in sustainability leadership

Taking the Long View in Sustainability Leadership

The role of sustainability has changed dramatically in a corporate context. How are business leaders approaching...

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Annemie Godts: We have to change the way we work

Since starting her career as a bio-engineer, Annemie now combines her experience in health, safety, the...

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Sari Sarin: Promote good actions long term

Graduating as a civil engineer, a Master’s thesis on reducing emission levels at traffic intersections was...

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Xavier Perret: A global approach to safety standards

Encouraging positive safety habits. Xavier Perret, Global Care Director at ENGIE, talks about how taking a...

Salvador Perez Asturiano: Safety performance through a different lens

Salvador Perez Asturiano: Looking at safety through a different lens

A different approach to measuring safety performance With an eye on fresh thinking, Salvador Pérez Asturiano,...

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Rob Batstone: Winning the battle for hearts and minds

Raising safety standards through communication With Manchester roots and a career spanning a range of industry...

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Dina Maria : Cultural aspects when developing health and safety

Create an inclusive environment to talk and work with people As a former agricultural engineer in...

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Eva Trulsson: Flavour of life as a safety professional

Embracing health and safety Studying risk management and safety engineering at university first triggered Eva’s interest...

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Maria Pia De Caro: Safety of the body and mind

Thinking about workplace safety in a more holistic way With a passion for safety and a...

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Barbara Trautmann: Safety should be part of your DNA

Creating a safe work environment for the future After spending ten years as a flight instructor...

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Lotte Kaster: Improving and saving lives

The tool of communication is the key With a background in engineering, Lotte’s awareness and passion...

Janneco Pothuis: Global pioneer in sustainable water infrastructure

Janneco Pothuis: Aims and ambitions

Global pioneer in sustainable water infrastructure Inspirational parents helped kickstart Janneco’s interest in safety. Now working...

Evelyn Joos: Health and safety management must-haves

Evelyn Joos: Health and safety must-haves

Leadership, risk management and a go-getting attitude From a materials engineer in research, Evelyn’s move into...

Peju Arenyeka: Health and safety performance

Peju Arenyeka: Health and safety behaviour improvement

Health and Safety Performance moving in the right direction Peju’s experience is initially in food safety....

Christine Becard: Connectivity is key in safety

Christine Becard: Connectivity is key in safety

Working in safety is an opportunity to build bridges. Christine’s organisational skills led her from procurement...

Aude Menseau: Developing an agile employee safety culture

Aude Menseau: Developing an agile health and safety culture

The power of communication and agility when it comes to ensuring employee safety. With a clear...

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Paula Monteiro: Changing people’s attitude to safety culture

Paula has always been drawn to ensuring her teams were happy, so moving into health and...

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Joana Godinho Dos Santos: different perspectives to H&S issues

Having decided to move from Portugal to Germany to pursue a career in health and safety,...

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Ana Ferreira: Safety does not stop at the end of the working day

Starting her career as an environmental engineer, Ana’s safety journey has been progressive. From dealing with...

Circular Economy: bridging the gap between policy and implementation

Circular Economy: Bridging the gap between policy and implementation

The concept of Circular Economy (CE) is a new approach to economic systems aimed at reducing...

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Regine Maegerlein: Women in Safety Panel Discussion

The European EHS Leadership Conference, devised by Marcus Evans, on 25-26 March 2021. Executive Summary of...

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Laure Girodet: Women in Safety Panel Discussion

The European EHS Leadership Conference, devised by Marcus Evans, on 25-26 March 2021. Executive Summary of...


Laura Pisani : Safety is not exclusive to the workplace

After graduating with a degree in environmental engineering, Laura developed a passion for workplace safety. Here...


Transforming the operating safety culture at SIAAP

Created in 1970, the SIAAP – Interdepartmental Syndicate for the Sanitation of the Paris Agglomeration –...

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Pedro Moreira: Human behaviour as a safety lever

Pedro Moreira: Human behaviour as a safety lever

When most of a company’s employees work remotely, adapting human behaviour is a key driver when...

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Marco Fregoso: Joining up the dots on safety in the workplace

Looking at safety figures in isolation doesn’t always achieve the best results. Safety alchemist, Marco Fregoso,...

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Magnus Karlsson: How to make safety results work in your favour

Magnus Karlsson discusses how taking a pragmatic approach to improving safety in the workplace helps to...

James Cook: Adopting a forward view on safety

James Cook: Adopting a forward view on safety

You need to turn over a lot of different rocks before you can define what a...

Frederic Delorme: Open your eyes to broader safety issues

Frederic Delorme: Open your eyes to broader safety issues

Frédéric Delorme, CEO, SNCF Freight explains why taking a broader approach to health and safety can...

Frank Forster: Every incident matters

Frank Forster: Every incident matters

Applying equal importance to every incident helps demonstrate that safety is a key priority. Frank Forster,...

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New EMEA Safety Survey 2021

DSS is initiating a survey to help us benchmark the current situation throughout EMEA, and share these insights with you in a report, so you can make informed decisions and clearly define your pathway to a sustainable future.