DuPont Sustainable Solutions acquires natural resources operational excellence consultancy firm Lodestone Partners


Posted by Paul Moore on March 4, 2020

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has acquired the assets of Lodestone Partners, a global consulting firm recognized for helping resource companies to sustainably improve their operating performance. The acquisition, which took effect on February 29, deepens DSS’s knowledge and capabilities in the area of ​​operational excellence, particularly in the natural resources and mining industry.

“The combination of Lodestone’s highly respected operational improvement expertise and DSS risk management capabilities will now enable us to deliver an integrated operations transformation capability that is currently not available in the market”, said Davide Vassallo, CEO of DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “This acquisition significantly expands DSS’s ability to help our clients protect their employees and improve their operations and is an important step in our strategy to accelerate growth in certain geographies and industries since we became an independent company in September. “

“DSS is a recognized global leader in helping businesses protect their employees and manage risk, with incredibly strong capabilities in operational risk management, capacity development, data analytics and business integration. digital technology. We are delighted to join DSS and bring an enhanced operational excellence offering to the portfolio of services that DSS provides to its clients, ”said Robin Schleich, former Director of Lodestone Partners.

Lodestone Partners is based in Toronto, Canada, and has worked in client operations around the world, including Canada, United States, Australia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Its customers include many of the world’s largest resource companies as well as mid-size commodity mining companies. Robin Schleich, former Director of Lodestone Partners, has assumed the new role of Director of Operations Best Practice at DSS. The addition of Lodestone Partners’ experienced senior consultants means that DSS will now have over 900 consultants operating in 40 global offices.


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