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Safe working environments don’t just happen. In order to create and maintain a safe, productive workplace, managers must balance along the thin edge of innovation. In this webinar, we brought together experts from the fields of leadership, academic philosophy, public health, and business sustainability to investigate how a culture of safety develops in communities through practice. Our contributors have all thought long and deeply about how risk management can be ingrained in a given community, making the appropriate response a natural action. Listen in on this archived webcast for fresh perspectives on:

  • How risk assessment can be made into a daily practice
  • Innovative community models for leadership, communication, and disaster response
  • The crucial importance of strong leadership in creating an environment where employees believe in safety as much as their risk managers do
  • Corporate responsibility and safety practices that managers often overlook

Webcast participants included...

Norman Marks is a practitioner and thought leader in internal audit, risk management, compliance and ethics, and has led large and small internal audit departments, been a Chief Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, and managed IT Security and governance functions. He is VP of Governance, Risk, and Compliance at SAP.

Elaine Cohen is a CSR Consultant and Sustainability Reporter at Beyond Business Ltd, a blogger on sustainability reporting, and the author of CSR for HR: A Necessary Business Partnership to Advance Responsible Business Practices (Greenleaf, 2010). Follow Elaine on Twitter at @elainecohen or contact Elaine at

Simon Herriott leads DuPont Sustainable Solutions’ Safety Resources practice, an area focusing on employee, contractor and process safety. He joined DuPont in 2004 and brings to his position extensive experience in sales and marketing, business leadership, and strategy development in the global chemical industry. Simon has since worked with senior leaders at companies in various parts of Asia, assisting them with their transformational safety journeys.