DuPont Sustainable Solutions acquires Lodestone Partners
06 April 2020
On 29 February 2020 DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has acquired the assets of Lodestone Partners, a global consulting firm recognised for helping companies, particularly in the resource and mining industries achieve sustainable improvements in operating performance.
“Combining Lodestone’s highly respected operational improvement expertise with DSS’ risk management capabilities will now enable us to deliver an integrated operations transformation capability that is not currently available in the marketplace,” said Davide Vassallo, Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “This acquisition significantly expands DSS’ ability to help our clients protect their people and improve operations and is a significant step forward in our strategy to accelerate growth in select geographies and industries since becoming an independent company in September.”
“DSS is an acknowledged world leader in helping companies protect their people and manage risks, with incredibly strong capabilities in operations risk management, capability development, data analytics and digital technology integration. We are excited to join with DSS and contribute an enhanced operations excellence offering to the portfolio of services DSS offers to its clients,” said Robin Schleich, former Director of Lodestone Partners.
Lodestone Partners is based in Toronto, Canada and has worked at clients’ operations around the globe, including Canada, the United States, Australia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Its clients include many of the world’s largest resource companies as well as commodity-specific mid-tier mining companies. Robin Schleich, former Director of Lodestone Partners, has assumed the new role of Director for Operations Excellence practice within DSS. The addition of Lodestone Partners’ experienced senior consultants means that DSS will now have more than 900 consultants operating out of 40 global offices.