Merja Partio – Vision Zero Summit 2019
Safety leadership in action
UPM’s safety development over the past 10 years has been impressive: accident rate has dropped more than 80 %. A set of OHS tools and processes are the foundation for a fostering culture of safety, but it needs to be strengthened with authentic safety leadership. Promoting a global OHS agenda needs both top level commitment and engagement of employees. The key points of UPM’s global, long-term safety strategy, “Safety first!”, will be discussed in the presentation.
Merja Partio is the global OHS Director at UPM Kymmene since 2016. A solid background in chemical industry, in HSE, operations and investment projects, gives hand-on perspective in translating a global safety strategy into practice.