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.


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