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  • Rene Dijkmans
  • Senior Manager Global Environment
  • SABIC, Netherlands

Rene Dijkmans is managing a global team to coordinate programmes and initiatives related to SABIC ambition to ensure adherence to applicable environmental regulations and pledge to create a mindset within SABIC's to strive to go beyond compliance in all endeavors. As Senior Manager Global Environment, he works with the regional functions as well as directly with facilities and regulatory authorities in several jurisdictions to improve environmental management in the broadest sense. His passion for the environment, sustainability and Responsible Care shows by active engagement within the company and value chain related to (plastic) marine litter solutions, contribution to the WBCSD pledge for access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at the workplace and continuous improvement to Proactive Environmental Management Strategies. Next, he is one of the founders of a SABIC program around learning from incidents by high-quality investigations, which promotes the structural investigation of human behavior and promoting an open error culture where the organization aims to learn what it can to prevent undesired human behavior rather than pointing individuals to their mistakes.