Boliden on Safety Culture & Stora Enso on Safety and Digitalization, 6/5, 2021

During this two part webinar we got the change to listen to both Boliden and Stora Enso!

Boliden - How We Measure and Secure Continuous Improvement of our Safety Culture

Boliden introduced a new modern tool to measure and enable a better follow-up process of the companies safety culture during 2020. This to support the company’s strategy to develop a world class safety culture in the next coming years. A strong safety culture characterized by a value-driven leadership that trusts employees' ability to act in relation to risk, health and safety

The presentation included information on the companies proactive safety work which includes training of both formal and informal leaders as safety ambassadors, the BeSafe concept, professional actors working with miners, high tech to reduce risk for accidents and videos produced by the employees for the employees.

The presentation was held by Per Renman.

About Per

Per Renman has held the position of Group Safety Director in Boliden since 2014. He is also the Chairman of SÄKU. Per has a background in the construction industry where he spent more than 20yrs on complex infrastructure projects mostly located in remote places in the third world. A fatal underground accident which occurred very early in his career as a young engineer resulted in his great passion to work with health safety. Per has also acted as speaker on large EHS Conferences across Europe to tell his story.

In his spare time he is a hunter and fisherman and organizes tented photo safaris to wildlife areas in Africa.

Stora Enso - Safety and the Opportunities with Digital innovation!

Digital Innovation is more important than ever and there is a strong need to accelerate the adoption of new technology. The ongoing pandemic has faced us with many challenges and we learned that in times of exceptional circumstances it is important to foster a culture of experimentation and innovation! From 3D digital heat maps with real time information on incidents, near misses and observations to virtual reality for training with hazardous processes, in this presentation we will take a closer look at some of the very cool and interesting digital tools that are introduced at Stora Enso.

The presentation was held by Bas Vennix who also was joined by hos colleagues Matti Jakononen and Tomi Pällo.

About Bas

Bas Vennix has held the position of Division Safety Director at Stora Enso Packaging Solutions since 2018. He is also a board member of SÄKU. Bas has a passion for continuous improvement and (safety) culture development and has >15 years of experience in heavy and demanding industries such as Steel, Paper, Pulp and Packaging. Bas has also acted as valued speaker on international EHS Conferences across Europe to share his learnings.



The presentation from Boliden can be downloaded HERE.

The presentation from Stora Enso can be downloaded HERE.

Result from the Mentimeter polls

The participants got to do some polling before presentation from Boliden.

The questions were:

  1. Why is safety important to you?

  2. Do you have personal experience from a serious accident?

The result can be seen in the two pictures below.


A recording of the webinar can be seen on SÄKUPlay (Youtube) below.