1% Safer through Innovation: Achieving Organizational Improvement

By Tamara Parris
Published: April 12, 2021 | Last updated: November 22, 2023
Key Takeaways

In this discussion we get into an amazing discussion about how innovative and forward thinking is key to achieving organizational improvement and growth!


Join us for another awesome 1% safer conversation with Funmi Adegbola, Paul Hendry and Malcolm Staves. In this discussion we get into an amazing discussion about how innovative and forward thinking is key to achieving organizational improvement and growth! These industry leaders share why they believe having collective Mental fitness, that extends beyond their workplace walls, is key to improving our workplace safety 1% each day! We also share more about One Percent Safer, the book AND details on our LIVE & DIRECT Conference coming April 28, 2021.


In Partnership With One Percent Safer

Our Guests

Funmi Adegbola, Founder of Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A) and CEO of CTS Globe

Funmi is the Founder of the Society of Safety, Health and Environment, Africa and CEO of CTS Globe- a leading HSE training and consulting firm in the UK and Africa.

Funmi is one of the 36 Council Member of Institution of Safety and Health (IOSH), a certified HSE Management Consultant, Instructor and Auditor of many international qualifications and certifications – ISO 45001(Occupational Health and Safety Management System), ISO9001(Quality Management System), ISO14001 (Environment Management System), ISO 31000 (Risk Manager) to name the few as well as an Author of a Child Safety Book.

She has a wealth of experience in the Health, Safety, Environment and Wellbeing space that spans nearly two decades both in the UK and Nigeria; and has helped shape the evolution of Health, Safety and Environment compliance in different parts of the world and in various industries, including the Insurance and Financial sectors in Lagos State, Nigeria; in her capacity as a Consultant to The Lagos State Safety Commission.


Funmi holds her first degree in Forensic Science and her second degree in Law. She has a postgraduate degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment with a PhD in Organisational Wellbeing in view.


Paul Hendry CMIOSH, Global Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment, People and Places Solutions, Jacobs

Paul started his career in Construction and transitioned to HSE in 1998. He joined Jacobs in 2011 as Senior HSE Manager for the UK Buildings & Infrastructure region and has progressed through the organisation in various other HSE roles to present, where he is currently Vice President of Global HSE, P&PS.

His passion is projects and has been involved in many iconic construction projects in his career across the Globe both internal and external to Jacobs.

He realised that in order to deliver good projects and good work that we needed our workforce to be mentally healthy and thriving. With the help of others, he launched the Jacobs Mental Health Matters program in 2015 in the UK and this has now been embraced Globally.

One Million Lives is now the next stage of our Mental Health Matters program.

One Million Lives uses technology and networks to start a movement that reaches over one million people globally by:

  • Equipping people with a tool to understand and improve their mental health, creating ripple effects as we encourage sharing it with friends, family and colleagues
  • Encouraging open conversation about mental health and knowledge sharing to reduce stigma.
  • Creating a legacy that people are excited and proud to be a part of.


Malcolm Staves FIChemE, One Percent Safer Trustee

Malcolm Staves is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He also has an MSc in Integrated Environmental Management from Bath University. Previously a site engineering technologist and a plant manager he has worked in Corporate Environment, Health & Safety for several companies including American National Can, Pechiney, Alcan and Bureau Veritas.

He joined L’Oréal in 2008 as Group Health & Safety Director where he is responsible for the development of the Groups Health & Safety and Fire Prevention strategies, objectives and action plans.Malcolm’s approach is based on the three pillars of risk management, excellence and beyond. He believes in the deployment of the right tool at the right time, visible felt leadership at all levels and that sustained health & safety performance is a result of the culture.

Malcolm is active globally in raising the profile of the role of Health & Safety within the Human capital agenda and with associated stakeholders. He is the current Occupational Health & Safety expert partner to the Capitals Coalition.

He is married and lives in France with his three children and enjoys reading, science fiction and following Chelsea football club.


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Written by Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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