DSM and Unite-X have a long story of cooperation. Unite-X has been collaborating with DSM on supporting the Life Saving Rules and improving safety results for more than ten years now.

The cooperation started with the implementation of permit to Work on a small number of sites, and developed into a global roll out of Permit to work and LoToTo in 2016.

DSM decided that the solution Unite, created by Unite-X, met their criteria, wishes and goals 
for a global roll-out for the Permit to Work process, both in functionality and implementation requirements.

Herman Bruns, Corporate SHE Expert at DSM gives you more detail on the various aspects of a global implementation.

In 2017, the implementation of Unite-Permit to Work was mentioned in the integrated annual 2017 year report of DSM.

One year later, in 2018, DSM stated:

“After successful implementation at several sites in Europe and the US, DSM Operations & Responsible Care asked Sourcing to negotiate a global contract for the implementation of Permit to Work and LoToTo by iB&X. DSM Sourcing Europe advocated this tool to improve contractor safety and improve efficiency in work planning at the Europe production sites. iB&X adapted their way of implementing and reporting to also report on improved efficiency.”

In 2021 DSM honored Unite-X (former iB&X) with the Indirect Best Overall Supplier Award. It was awarded in the category: Best overall supplier indirect sourcing, within technical goods and services.

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“This supplier embodies what we look for in a true partnership and sets the standard for what we would like all of our suppliers to achieve.

iB&X has supported DEM and DPM with strategic alignment, achieved through collaboration both commercially and technically and played a key role in improving safety at our sites.

The technical support provided last year, led to the implementation of a standardized digital work permitting tool and procedures. This secured a safe working environment for our own people and for our contractors’ employees, while at the same time optimizing the work and the planning process and reducing costs.

We would like to congratulate you on this award. And thank you for being a true pleasure for our team to work with. We are really looking forward to our journey together.”


Aneth Boozer
Vice President DSM Indirect Procurement

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