Rain Carbon taps DuPont Sustainable Solutions for safety project

13 June 2019 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read

Rain Carbon, a global producer and supplier of chemical products, has tapped the consulting arm of DowDuPont to support it with achieving excellence in safety across its facilities around the world.

“We employ over 1,800 people in a high hazard industry,” said Günther Weymans, chief operating officer of Rain Carbon. “We want to make sure they all have the same awareness and understanding of risks so they can return home safely at the end of every day.”

Working together with DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the consulting wing of the world's largest chemical company, Rain Carbon will craft an upgraded strategy and governance for safety. The ambition is bold – “our goal is zero incidents,” explained Weymans.

The company expects to realise this by designing excellence in safety risk management and processes, developing a stronger safety culture at facilities, putting in place a highly effective corporate governance structure, and ensuring that Rain Carbon’s Corporate HSE teams (Health, Safety & Environment) build the right competencies.

Rain Carbon taps DuPont Sustainable Solutions for safety projectThe project kicked-off last month and is according to the programme plan likely to take two years to complete. Local projects will be rolled-out across six sites in the US, two sites in Germany, two sites in Canada and one each in Belgium, India, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia. Weymans: “The aim of our collaboration with DuPont Sustainable Solutions is to build a learning organisation that shares best practices across sites and to achieve a stronger, more cohesive safety culture that unifies our approach to safety.” 

The two parties are not new to one another. Between 2016 – 2018 consultants from the consultancy supported a safety project at Rain Carbon’s plant in Castrop Rauxel, Germany, with a significant reduction in work-related incidents achieved. 

Cédric Parentelli, who leads DuPont Sustainable Solutions in Europe and North Africa, said that his team is looking forward to supporting Rain Carbon. “We will put in place a highly effective corporate governance structure to ensure that even the smaller sites can act and address safety just as efficiently and quickly as larger ones. At the same time, we will be assisting the company with knowledge transfer and the development of safety competencies.” 

Rain Carbon was established in 2012 after US-headquartered Rain CII (founded in 1988) acquired German specialty chemicals manufacturer Rutgers (founded in 1849) to create one of the largest chemical groups globally. Rain Carbon is the holding company that integrates both entities under a unified and global management team.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions supports clients such as Portugal’s Sonae Arauco, Saudi Arabia’s Sabic, Turkey’s Kümaş and UK’s British Sugar with services spanning operations consulting, human capital, digital consulting, workplace safety, asset management maintenance services and sustainability.

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