Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Turning these issues into opportunities requires a leadership journey and a clear roadmap that builds capability and mindsets to enable execution. dssis uniquely placed to help you on this journey to translate ambition into action, and to take advantage of the opportunities arising at this moment.   

We do this by putting people front and centre to enable long-lasting change. We are implementers with extensive experience across the entire food value chain; our people are agronomists, economists, technology specialists, sustainability experts, operations managers, and change management experts.  We have the technical competencies in a wide range of topics – from soil management and packaging lifecycles to food safety and product innovation – science and data-based tools and methodologies, as well as extensive experience in change management and cultural transformation.  This helps agriculture, food and beverage companies to design and deliver an integrated roadmap, build the right capabilities and ensure that all requisite people and resources are effectively mobilised to meet current and future targets.

Featured case studies

We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

Featured insights

We live in a volatile age. But there’s never been a better opportunity to reshape your actions and create a better world. Explore our thoughts on transformation and best practices in dynamic times.

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How dss+ supported leading the leading coffee company to attain BCorp™ certification.

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If implemented correctly, ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) drives enterprise value and strengthens culture in Agrifood.

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What are your goals?

Whether you are looking to revitalise your internal culture, build the capabilities of your leaders and teams, transform your operational effectiveness or make a positive impact on the environment, we’ll build a customised strategy and work side-by-side to implement it with you.

Meet the team

Explore the backgrounds and specialities of the experts working with you. 

Melissa Barrett
Managing Director, Corporate Impact & Practices
Senior advisor with a focus on strategic sustainability transformation and innovation, helping organisations leverage their assets, capabilities and potential to deliver commercial, social and sustainable impact.
Massimo Marino
Italy Sustainability Market Lead
Environmental engineer and author with extensive experience in calculating impacts of industrial processes; expert in life cycle assessments. Founder of Perfect Food Consulting, which was acquired by dss+.
Tania Montesin
Senior Manager
17+ years of experience in vertically integrated value chain development and management and leading large, advanced automation capital projects, while managing large, geographically dispersed manufacturing operations.
Anne Verniquet
Sustainability Senior Consultant
Brings methodologies and triple bottom line mindset to designing business models for long-term sustainability, looking for increased economic added value, minimised environmental impact, and collaborative innovation.
Monica Trillo
Senior Manager
17+ years in management consulting supporting clients in solving problems and creating value through the design and implementation of complex transformation programmes. Experience in process safety, crisis management, workplace safety, culture transformation, and operational excellence.
Patrick McCorry
Principal, Consumer Products, North America
20 years in management consulting supporting global food & beverage clients in developing and executing strategic improvement initiatives. Leads complex projects that transform cultures, drive operational improvements in supply chains and develop internal capabilities.
Hannes Zellweger
Senior Manager, Regenerative Agriculture & Biochar Lead
Over 15 years of experience in decarbonising the agriculture sector, focusing on resource efficiency, circular economy, and waste valorisation. Across global contexts, Hannes focuses on developing and implementing decarbonisation strategies, with strong expertise and track record in Negative Emission Technologies.
Francesca Brkic
Manager, Circular Economy & Sustainability, Regenerative Agriculture
Over 10 years of experience in food and agriculture sustainability, focusing on innovation, value chain redesign, and circular economy. Focus on transformation projects along the product lifecycle, from sustainable sourcing to product design and strategy, across global contexts.
Sebastien Planche
Sebastien has more than 26 years’ experience in managing large scale improvement programs across multiple industries to accelerate and deliver impactful and sustainable transformations in safety, operations and sustainability. He builds high-performance teams, providing C-Level strategic advice and solutions to accelerate organization culture changes and results.
David Rochat
EMEA Director of Sustainability Services
Senior executive with vast experience in designing and leading the implementation of sustainability management in organisations and providing advisory services to businesses facing environmental legal compliance challenges.