A Safety-Conscious Culture of Continuous Improvement: Q&A with Edita Dabasinskaite, QHSEE

Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Energy (QHSEE) are crucial to the work we do at FIS Chemicals. Recently, we caught up with Edita, who leads QHSEE strategy and compliance at FIS, to hear more about her role, the progress being made and careers in QHSEE.

Edita Dabasinskaite QHSEE at FIS Chemicals, UK

Edita Dabasinskaite, FIS Chemicals QHSEE Advisor


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FIS:You have a very important role with FIS, focusing on our QHSEE — can you tell us about what your main job responsibilities and objectives are?

Edita: As a QHSEE Advisor at FIS, my main responsibilities revolve around ensuring that our operations comply with relevant regulations and standards while promoting a culture of safety, sustainability, and environmental responsibility.

This includes conducting risk assessments, implementing safe system of work, overseeing environmental management systems, and driving initiatives to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.


"QHSEE is important in a business like FIS because it ensures the wellbeing of our employees, protects the environment, and enhances customer satisfaction."



FIS: What was your career path prior to joining FIS Chemicals?

ED: After studying Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen, I initially joined FIS as an assistant supporting the QHSEE role.

Over the years, my role evolved into a more senior QHSEE advisor position, leveraging my knowledge and experience to contribute to the company's wider safety and sustainability objectives.


FIS: Why is QHSEE so important in a business like FIS?

ED: QHSEE is important in a business like FIS because it ensures the wellbeing of our employees, protects the environment, and enhances customer satisfaction.

As a chemicals company, we handle substances that, if mismanaged, could pose risks to both people and the environment. By prioritising QHSEE, we not only ensure the safety of our workforce but also demonstrate our commitment to delivering greener products and minimising our environmental footprint.

FIS' investment in renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar panels, further underscores our dedication to sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions.

FIS Chemicals team inspect the supply yard


"Attitudes towards fostering a safety-conscious culture within the company and a commitment to continuous improvement are paramount."



FIS: We recently published our 2023 ESG Report — what are the most important progress areas from the past year in these areas?

ED: Significant progress was made in the energy sector. We successfully reduced electricity consumption by 20,000 kWh and transitioned to renewable electricity sources, leading to a substantial decrease in CO2 emissions.

Additionally, feasibility studies have provided insights into future strategies for emissions reduction, aligning with our goal of achieving Net Zero emissions.



FIS: For someone considering a career in professional QHSEE, what are the most important things for them to learn or develop?

ED: For those considering a career in professional QHSEE, developing the right attitudes and qualifications is crucial.

Attitudes towards fostering a safety-conscious culture within the company and a commitment to continuous improvement are paramount. Additionally, acquiring relevant qualifications and certifications in areas such as occupational health and safety, environmental management and energy efficiency can provide very solid foundations for success in this field.


FIS: What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?

ED: Outside of work, I enjoy various activities such as reading, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Engaging in hobbies and leisure activities helps me recharge and maintain a healthy work-life balance.



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