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Thu, Feb 25


Webinar (Microsoft Teams)

Milliken’s Safety Way - the bottom-up approach to ownership

Listen and interact with Milliken, who will share their 9 Principles for Health & Safety Excellence – The Milliken Safety Way. Hear also the experience from a client at BillerudKorsnäs, who has worked together with Milliken to adopt the Milliken Safety Way in their own organization.

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Milliken’s Safety Way - the bottom-up approach to ownership
Milliken’s Safety Way - the bottom-up approach to ownership

Time & Place

Feb 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Webinar (Microsoft Teams)


About the event

SÄKU welcomes Milliken to share their 9 Principles for Health & Safety Excellence – The Milliken Safety Way - in a live webinar!

Milliken is a privately-owned global Textile and Chemical Manufacturing organisation that regularly have been recognized as one of the world’s safety organisations as well as winning multiple awards for Quality, Operational Excellence and Innovation Excellence. In Milliken, H & S is used as a strategic lever where the company believes the safety of the workforce should be the first concern for their CEO and every employee.

According to Milliken, ownership of H & S in businesses should be a shared responsibility where every single employee knows and plays their part. H & S should never be the sole responsibility of the H & S professionals within an organisation. Milliken see that when this bottom-up ownership by all employees occurs, all other continuous improvement activities in the business become a more natural and enjoyable part of the daily lives of all employees. This problem-solving confidence of all employees starts with learning to eliminate incidents and reduce risks are the first steps on the path to Excellence and the essence of the Milliken Safety Way.

Our Milliken hosts during the webinar will be Chris Poole and Darren O’Connor,  who have collectively worked in Senior Operational and Practitioner roles for Milliken for over 35 years.

Milliken have squeezed their learning from the last 30 years into 9 principles which Chris and Darren will share with us:

  1. Establish a clear leadership vision for ownership
  2. Measure the right things to develop the right behaviours
  3. Design ownership into everyday life – bottom-up teams led by non-managers
  4. Give feedback the right way – listen then lead
  5. Make the important things highly ‘touchable’
  6. Commit to ‘sacred time’ and ‘sacred spaces’
  7. Provide Personal safety education (and problem-solving coaching) for all
  8. Define Care Management processes
  9. Constantly focus on Safety awareness activities

11 years ago the Performance Solutions by Milliken (PS by M) business was born, with a single mission to support other organisations with their Excellence ambitions. In addition to listen to Chris and Darren, the webinar will also feature a presentation from Peter Sävelin (until recently a Senior Technology Specialist at BillerudKorsnäs who PS by M has partnered with for the last 3 years). Peter will share his experiences of working together with Milliken, promoting the Safety Way.

At the event Chris, Darren and Peter will share their experiences and also use interactive methods (such as Mentimeter) to engage with the audience and give you the opportunity to ask them anything you wish to learn more about the approach and how it may benefit your own organisation and culture.

The event will be held in English.

Registration and fee

Register by using the buttom "Register!" above or below.

After the registration a Teams-invitation will be sent to you (the same day or a few days later). In a few days prior to the event, the link will also be sent to you in an email.

The webinar is free for SÄKU members. For non-SÄKU members the registration fee is 300 SEK plus VAT per attendee. The fee applies if you register for the event but do not attend. 


13.00 –  ca 15.30 CET

Presentation + time for break, discussions/questions.


Information related to GDPRI 

When applying to the event, you will be registered in a Registration Form. When register, you agree to have you name and email address printed on an attendee list that will be handled out to the attendees during the event.

The information in the Registration Form is only used for compiling the number of participants and to gather information regarding allergies/food preferences among the attendees. The information is saved during a two month period, and will then be anonymized. If the registered person is not on the SÄKU mailing list, the person will be added. 

When applying to the event, the registered person agrees to have their voices and perhaps themselves recorded in a video during the event, if such a recording will be made. The video recording is made with a learning purpose in mind and will be published at the member page on the SÄKU webpage. The video recording is only intended for SÄKU members. 

Read more on how SÄKU treats your personal data here

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