The Spanish company, a leader in the fertilizer industry in Europe, has decided to reinforce its safety culture with the support of DuPont Sustainable Solutions
Spain, July 2020 – Fertiberia has begun a partnership with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) to further improve Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) performance across the company.
Grupo Fertiberia, with over 1,400 employees and 14 operational sites in Iberia, develops and produces innovative solutions for agriculture. These include last generation fertilizers that have not only improved the competitiveness of the agricultural industry but also facilitated the ecological transition of the sector – a critical part of the European economy. The company also produces innovative environmental solutions such as AdBlue, which has reduced the footprint of NOx gases from diesel vehicles in Spain by 10%.
David Herrero, Industrial Manager of Grupo Fertiberia, says “Fertiberia already has a very mature culture as it pertains to the protection of people and environment. This is the result of years of work across all levels of the company. However, our aim is to attain the highest level of performance, and to become a global reference in the industry. Given this, we have chosen to work with DSS –a company renowned for its expertise in HSE- to help us achieve our goals and provide innovative solutions. We will extend our efforts to improve safety to our vast network of collaborators and suppliers, allowing us to further strengthen our role as a catalyst for improved safety and sustainability across Spain. Even amidst the worst pandemic in our generation, we have decided to go ahead with this initiative because we are convinced that investing in safety will allow us to achieve our ambition of becoming the reference for excellence in our sector.”
A workplace free from accidents and injuries is not only a strategic priority for Fertiberia, but also an essential part of its corporate values. The company strongly believes that safety must be reinforced regularly, without compromise. “Our partnership with DSS demonstrates the commitment and engagement of the management to continuously and consistently improve risk management and safety outcomes of the workforce.
Marcelino Garcia, Principal and Director of DuPont Sustainable Solutions in Spain and Portugal, says “DSS will deploy its best capabilities, our heritage as an owner-operator within the chemical industry and our know-how to guarantee the success of this project. In partnership with Fertiberia, we have built an in-depth program with multiple components to drive holistic change. These include a strong focus on management coaching - a program entitled “Leadership Transformation in Safety” – and the adoption of DSS Transform, our world class system for the digitalization of HSE processes.”
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About Grupo Fertiberia
Grupo Fertiberia is one of the biggest fertilizers producers in Europe, providing the widest portfolio of products to cover the needs or a great number of essential crops in Spain. It’s too one of the main manufacturers of industrial chemicals, with a complete offer of industrial ammonia and by-products to be used as raw materials to produce chemical substances, as well as producer of environmental solutions in different sectors.
Since February 2020, it belongs to Triton Partners, an European fund specialized in the sustainable development of industrial companies. In this new phase, the company will accelerate its process to become an European leader in fertilizing in the future, increasing its products portfolio with the most innovative solutions in the market that enable the highest performances with the best environmental sustainability. Further information: https://www.grupofertiberia.com/es/
About DuPont Sustainable Solutions
DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is a leading provider of operations management consulting services that enable organizations to protect their employees and assets, realize operational efficiencies, innovate more rapidly and build workforce capability. By leveraging its DuPont heritage, deep industry and business process expertise, and diverse team of expert consultants, DSS helps clients turn operations management into a competitive advantage. Additional information is available at www.consultdss.com.
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