Case study

Minerals products specialist enhances current skillset

Dr. Helen Bailey will be applying her knowledge and experience as a sector specialist to provide sustainability support to EPC-UK, as they journey towards Net Zero. 

Helen's journey so far

Helen has an impressive background in the mineral products industry, having completed her PhD and worked on numerous industry-improving projects, including contributing to an international team and working across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She supported strategic development, circular economy transitions and climate resilience by setting up her own consultancy Driven whilst leading the Asphalt and Pavement programmes within the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products 

In addition to her sixteen years of experience in the mineral products industry, Helen is further developing her expertise by completing an MSc in Sustainable and Ethical Business Management at the University of Derby. This course will build upon her experience and already impressive skillset, to further develop her ability, as a responsible leader, to embed sustainability, ethical and social responsibility into business practices.

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Working towards the qualification, enhanced by my existing skillset, has put me in an ideal position to advise on responsible business practice across the entire EPC-UK organisation.

Dr Helen Bailey
Senior Lecturer in Mineral Products

The pathway to achieving climate goals

The knowledge gained from her course will be invaluable for Helen’s role with EPC-UK, where she will be assisting Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, Bob Woolley, and Sustainability Change Agent, Nicola Franklin, in the company’s transition to net zero.

Helen believes that the course will support her in negotiating the challenges of this transition.

Global challenges (such as achieving the 1.5°C ambition and being on track to reach net zero by 2050) and future orientated scenarios are complex, uncertain and should not be underestimated. Businesses will need to mobilise and display climate leadership to achieve real change and influence action within society. This programme supports the reframing of approaches and considers holistic and sustainable change in the context of future generations which is vital in supporting the transition to net zero, developing new playbooks and embedding into the DNA of organisations

An essential part of the journey to net zero is ensuring eco-friendly practices are built within organisations so that all employees are familiar with the knowledge and tools to achieve sustainability. With Helen’s industry experience and the skills that she will acquire on her course, Helen’s role at EPC-UK will boost the organisation’s position as an industry leader for sustainability.