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DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)

Expertise That Delivers Sustainable Business Success

DuPont Sustainable Solutions’ triple bottom line approach has produced results for clients worldwide, in industries from petroleum refining to mining. Our customized solutions help maximize workplace safety, operational efficiencies, environmental management, and process technologies.

Today, sustainable business success requires more than a robust bottom line. Companies face unprecedented societal, regulatory and market pressures. Our expert consultants collaborate with organizations to create custom solutions that improve human, environmental and financial performance — for a better triple bottom line.

Our targeted sustainable business solutions are focused on achieving results. We can help your organization lower injury rates and raise productivity, outpace benchmarks and exceed regulations, optimize capital returns, enhance process technologies, and reduce costs — and boost your return on investment.

For over 30 years, DSS has implemented successful engagements for businesses worldwide in the oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, mining, chemicals, transportation, construction and aerospace industries, among others.

DUPONT SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS (DSS) IS A CATALYST FOR TRANSFORMATION

  • What solutions can our experts customize for your business?

    Extract value with operations excellence

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    Get more from assets, materials and workers

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    Enhance operations and process safety

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    Integrate sustainable planning company-wide

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    Transfer knowledge and transform performance

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    Build skills with award-winning online employee training

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    Reduce employee incident and injury rates

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    Transform your work culture, operations and profits

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    Increase reliability with clean technologies

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    Reduce risks, maximize returns and minimize waste

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    Improve reliability and operability of alkylation technology

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  • Extract value with operations excellence

    Operational excellence can be achieved through an integrated approach that combines both organizational and technical solutions to accelerate results and deliver lasting improvements in your organization. Our experts help you operationalize customized strategies and build capabilities within your organization to sustain improvements going forward. Through our own experience, we understand how to implement these strategies in a way that includes an emphasis on cultural awareness.

    Optimize assets to boost productivity

    Effective asset management can make businesses more productive—and profitable. DuPont helps companies apply discipline and knowledge, to reduce downtime and maintenance costs while improving mechanical integrity and product quality.

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    Brian Rains

    Global Operations Excellence Practice Leader

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    Optimize assets without major capital investment

    Brian and his team work with COOs to meet growth objectives by unlocking value within their operations. They help clients optimize operations performance via a systemic approach to safety, quality, yields, assets, supply chains, energy and people.

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    The Path to Operational Excellence through Operational Discipline

  • Get more from assets, materials and workers

    DuPont Asset Productivity consultants can help your organization optimize any aspect of your operating asset-base. Our integrated management processes and systems are designed to improve the cost productivity of your workforce, infrastructure and investments. Our expert consultants can customize our solutions to help you achieve new efficiency and effectiveness, improving your productivity, revenue, profits and operational excellence.

    Strategically manage energy and cut costs

    Strategic and efficient energy management is key to business sustainability, and can deliver significant value. Our experts can customize the process and operational improvements that have worked for DuPont, as well as our proven cultural change methodologies, to help your organization get quick and lasting results. Our solutions help reduce energy costs, risks and carbon emissions, while strengthening operational excellence, profitability and competitive advantage.

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    Garrett Forsythe

    Global Solutions Architect
    Sustainable Operations

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    Garrett helps clients boost yields and savings

    As one of our operations management experts, Garrett helps clients capitalize on energy and asset efficiencies, shrinking their footprint and costs. He's already helped save millions for oil and gas clients, as well as within DuPont facilities.

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    Can Energy Management Deliver Real Savings?

  • Enhance operations and process safety

    Our Operational Risk Management and Process Safety experts draw on over 40 years of DuPont experience in managing hazards at our own facilities. Our customized solutions can help prevent safety and environmental incidents, to preserve your business continuity, capitalization and right to operate, and – most importantly – to protect precious lives. In addition, our proven processes can boost cost efficiency, productivity and quality.

    Reduce employee incident and injury rates

    As a world safety leader, DuPont experts can help you implement organizational and individual change management processes that transform your safety culture. We help your organization foster a fully-integrated commitment to safety at all levels, with practices that strengthen leadership and reduce costs. Our solutions boost morale, performance and productivity, and most importantly, help send your workers home safely every night.

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    Srinivasan Ramabhadran

    Global Leader
    Process Safety & Risk Management

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    Process safety improves with experts like Srini

    With 8 years in operations management and 17 years in safety consulting, Srini and his team of experts have helped to transform process safety performance and reduce operational risk for an international range of industries and clients.

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    Assessing Industrial Process Performance

  • Integrate sustainable planning company-wide

    Our management experts can implement sustainable strategies within the framework of your business, turning your environmental efforts into broad-based cost and competitive advantages. We catalyze your organization to help you reduce costs, effectively compete, attract investments and strengthen engagement with key stakeholders. Our customized, integrated solutions quickly achieve measurable and lasting results.

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    Davide Vassallo

    Global Practice Leader
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    Davide's team helps make operations sustainable

    Davide's group helps transform our clients' operations with solutions of unsurpassed breadth. We enhance environmental management, asset productivity and energy efficiency, and also offer emissions controls and other Clean Technologies for heavy industry.

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    Maximize the Value of Your Sustainability Strategy

  • Transfer knowledge and transform performance

    Our experts offer a full range of integrated learning technologies and engaging content to help your workforce develop critical skills. From classroom training tools to e-learning solutions to tailored, on-site seminars, our blended learning solutions help you bring your organization closer to its employee-development goals. Our training experts help you assess, build, implement and extend your corporate training programs, as well as evaluate their effectiveness.

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    Rosi Torriani

    Global Solutions Architect

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    Rosi helps leaders learn in innovative ways

    With over nine years of expertise, Rosi designs leadership development programs, implementing innovative customized learning and development solutions and managing multidisciplinary teams.

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    Learning & Development Offering and Processes

  • Build skills with award-winning online employee training

    Our training experts can help your organization develop employee skills while reducing training costs and enhancing productivity. Available in more than 30 languages, our award-winning on-demand DuPont eLearning courseware incorporates advanced online training technologies and highly engaging content. Its flexible and customizable features also make it simple to manage your users, curriculum and training components from start to finish.

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    Sam Ponzo

    Global Practice Leader
    Learning & Development Solutions

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    Learning leaders like Sam improve employee performance

    As Practice Leader, Learning & Development Solutions, Sam helps clients achieve sustained improvements in operational, safety and learning and development performance.

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    Accelerating Skills Development: The DuPont Approach

  • Reduce employee incident and injury rates

    As a world safety leader, DuPont experts can help you implement organizational and individual change management processes that transform your safety culture. We help your organization foster a fully-integrated commitment to safety at all levels, with practices that strengthen leadership and reduce costs. Our solutions boost morale, performance and productivity, and most importantly, help send your workers home safely every night.

    Enhance operations and process safety

    Our Operational Risk Management and Process Safety experts draw on over 40 years of DuPont experience in managing hazards at our own facilities. Our customized solutions can help prevent safety and environmental incidents, to preserve your business continuity, capitalization and right to operate, and – most importantly – to protect precious lives. In addition, our proven processes can boost cost efficiency, productivity and quality.

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    Mieke Jacobs

    Employee Safety Global Practice Leader

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    Mieke and her team help companies protect their people

    Mieke and her team help global clients achieve a fully integrated safety culture that helps motivate employees, improve performance and productivity, reduce costs and send employees home safely every night.

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  • Transform your work culture, operations and profits

    Each of our expert consultants acts as a catalyst for business transformation. We can customize our management best practices to lead your workplace and work culture to become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Our solutions facilitate change and enhance leadership and organizational development to deliver world-class workplace safety, footprint reduction, operations and capital effectiveness, and unsurpassed energy efficiency.

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    Simon Herriott

    Global Managing Director
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    Simon guides businesses, and our expert team

    Simon draws on a 25-year tenure in business leadership, strategy and organizational development to direct DSS consulting teams. He helps organizations become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable.

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    The Savings of Safety

  • Increase reliability with clean technologies

    MECS® is the global leader in sulfuric acid plant design and technology licensing for the phosphate fertilizer, oil refining, metal smelting, and numerous other industries. Our expert engineers apply the combined experience MECS® and DuPont gained in building over 1,000 acid plants worldwide. MECS® offers solutions for a wide range of markets, including power, ferrous metals, cement, titanium dioxide, coal gasification, and chemical processes.

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    Steve Puricelli

    Vice President
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    Steve helps design improved sulfuric acid plants

    An expert in sulfur recovery technologies, Steve is responsible for commercialization of new technologies and all technical aspects of sulfur management solutions. Technologies include SolvR regenerative scrubbers and DynaWave® wet scrubbers.

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    Regenerative SO2 Capture: Recovering the Future

  • Reduce risks, maximize returns and minimize waste

    Our Sustainable Operations consultants can help you strategize and prioritize initiatives and resources to optimize your operations. By customizing proven sustainability, energy efficiency, asset productivity and capital effectiveness solutions for your operations, we help you reduce risks, maximize returns and minimize waste. Our experts have delivered multimillion-dollar savings for the oil and gas, utilities, mining, chemical and transportation industries.

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    Juan Aguiriano

    President, Asia Pacific
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    Juan helps businesses achieve sustainable operations

    An expert in environmental management, capital effectiveness, and energy efficiency strategies, Juan helps organizations improve return on operations while reducing their environmental footprint.

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    Achieving Sustainable Growth through Productivity Optimization

  • Improve reliability and operability of alkylation technology

    World-leading STRATCO® technology helps refiners safely produce cleaner-burning gasoline. We license sulfuric acid alkylation technology to oil refiners and customize solutions. Our technology experts can work with you to assess and determine the right solution for your refinery. We support you every step of the way, from proposal, technology evaluation, and design through equipment fabrication, startup, and training.

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    Randy Peterson

    Process Technology Manager
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    Randy improves all areas of the alkylation process

    With over 24 years of refinery expertise, Randy specializes in all things alkylation – from startup design and unit revamp, to operator training, to test runs and troubleshooting.

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Featured

  • DSS Collaboration with Suncor Energy

    Learn how DuPont Sustainable Solutions helped Suncor Energy improve its environmental impact and safety management systems in the Oil Sands region of Canada. Whether its safety or the environment, getting people to be receptive to change is a process in which you have to engage with leadership, leadership has to be committed to change management, and it has to come from the top of the organization down.

  • DuPont Receives 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award

    The National Safety Council presented its 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award to DuPont, recognizing the company’s commitment to the environment, health and safety as part of its everyday operations.

INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • A Catalyst for Transformation

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions brochure on using real-world expertise in consulting services and technology licensing to help transform businesses

  • The DSS Consulting Philosophy

    Read about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) consulting philosophy and learn more about transformational business solutions informed by years of practical experience.

  • Clean Technologies Overview Brochure

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) Clean Technologies brochure to learn more about our focused technology-based solutions backed by real-world experience.

  • DuPont Titanium Technologies Infographic

    The DuPont Titanium Technologies Infographic is a case study about organizational integration at the corporate level, where DuPont Sustainable Solutions helped DTT reduce energy usage while increasing T2O2 production.

  • Clean Technologies Best Practices Workshop

    DuPont hosts an annual Best Practices Workshop highlighting the STRATCO® Alkylation and MECS® Sulfuric Acid Regeneration Technologies. This year's event will take place September 7-12, 2014.

  • A Case Study: Kazakhstan Mining Company Infographic

    The Kazakhstan Mining Company Infographic is a case study about DuPont helping its client benchmark performance in all safety areas against international standards.

  • Hydrogen Safety: Sulfuric Acid Today

    Feature on hydrogen safety in the sulfuric acid industry in Sulfuric Acid Today by James W. Dougherty, Process Engineer, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.

  • DuPont Capital Projects

    The DuPont Sustainable Solutions Infographic provides practical approaches to enable the success of capital projects. Learn about the DuPont methodology which highlights seven critical success factors; enabling success through building clarity, capability and trust; ownership and gatekeeping and a readiness to operate approach.

  • DuPont Receives 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award

    The National Safety Council presented its 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award to DuPont, recognizing the company’s commitment to the environment, health and safety as part of its everyday operations.

  • The World Class Safety Survey Results Infographic

    The World Class Safety Survey Results Infographic provides presents data of a survey that DuPont Sustainable Solutions and Disney collaborated on about what “World Class” safety looks like.

  • Sustainable Operations Part 2 Infographic

    The DuPont journey on sustainable growth path went from safety to sustainability, based on our research on environmental footprint reproduction and the sustainable supply chain.

  • DynaWave® Application: Cement Kilns

    To get more information on improving removal efficiency and protection against corrosion in cement kilns, please read the full bulletin on DynaWave® wet gas scrubber applications.

CASE STUDIES

  • Dresser-Rand Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Dresser-Rand to see how our E-learning system helped them reduce training costs and lost work time.

  • Edison Mission Group Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on the Edison Mission Group to see how they generate injury-free success through world-class safety fundamentals.

  • PotashCorp—Aurora Facility Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on the Aurora Facility to learn about the successful use of a combination of two distinct MECS® high-performance catalysts in a grass roots, large scale, new sulfur-burning acid plant in North America.

  • OMV Petrom Group Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on OMV Petrom Group to see how they refined safety performance.

  • ZeCor® Alloys Case Studies

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)case study on how MECS® ZeCor® materials are intrinsic to CF Industries and JR Simplot plant success.

  • STERIS Corporation Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on STERIS Corporation to see how they are working today for a safer tomorrow.

  • Kazakhstan Mining Company Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Kazakhstan Mining Company to see how they set themselves up for international safety standards.

  • DuPont Luxembourg Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study to see how DuPont Luxembourg achieved lasting sustainability in industrial production.

  • Norfolk Southern Case Study | DuPont Sustainable Solutions

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Northwest Pipe Company to see how an eight-time Harriman Gold Medal award winner finds there’s always room for safety improvement.

  • London Underground Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on London Underground to see how visible management commitment is the key to managing risk.

  • Los Angeles County MTA Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Los Angeles County MTA to see how they partnered for safety and savings.

  • Conoco Case Study

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Conoco to learn more about how safety training and safety audits helped prevent injuries at Conoco’s North Sea operation.

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