News | 26/03/2024

TTLT Q1/2024 Updates

TTLT Q1/2024 Updates
The petrochemical industry is at a critical juncture as it grapples with a shortage of skilled workers and the need to attract young talent. To address these pressing challenges, EPCA's Talents of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow (TTLT) Committee has embarked on a strategic initiative with a strong focus on Talent Attraction and Leadership.

In January, the Talents of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow (TTLT) Committee convened to outline their objectives for the upcoming years, focusing on two key areas: Talent Attraction and Leadership.

The Talent Attraction subgroup aims to set up initiatives that inspire and equip young people with the skills, knowledge and passion to pursue STEM education and careers, ultimately fostering a diverse and talented workforce for the petrochemical industry. To achieve this, they will first assess existing member practices and work with other organisations to identify critical gaps in order to develop initiatives that can best bring value to EPCA members.

In parallel, the Leadership subgroup will focus on guiding members through the obligations of the Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive and promoting a leadership culture rooted in diversity, inclusion and sustainability. The proposed work plan for 2024 includes hosting webinars for EPCA members on ESG reporting with insights from leading organisations on best practices, as well as a workshop aimed at supporting smaller EPCA members in their ESG activities by providing guidance on navigating the intricacies of reporting and developing meaningful ESG strategies.

In light of the ever-changing landscape, the TTLT aims to leverage its combined expertise and creativity to foster talent, promote leadership, and ensure a stronger and more sustainable petrochemical industry. For further information or if you are interested in joining the TTLT to actively contribute to EPCA's activities, send us an email with your CV/Bio and a short motivation letter:

Survey on Advancing Green and Digital Capabilities in the Chemical Sector

EPCA is collaborating with the European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG), who spearheads the ChemSkills project. This initiative focuses on overcoming the challenges presented by the ongoing green and digital shift, through pinpointing and enhancing skills essential for producing safe, sustainable chemicals within a low-carbon, energy-demanding framework. ECEG would greatly appreciate your help in identifying the skills needed to overcome future hurdles in the European chemical industry.

The results will inform the creation of targeted upskilling, reskilling and new educational programmes that will support the sector's expansion. Your participation is vital in determining the way forward for our industry.

Please complete this survey to help identify prevailing trends, identify skills gaps and design specialised training programmes to support industry growth.

New TTLT members

It is our pleasure to welcome Leen de Groof, Commercial Manager Propylene at TotalEnergies and welcome back Andrea Pota, Project Manager at Bertschi as new members to the TTLT.
We look forward to a successful cooperation.

At the same time it is with deep regret that we say goodbye to Joris Goethals, Ronald van den Berg and Jessica Liebi who have left the TTLT after a many fruitful exchanges. We extend our heartfelt thanks to them for their constant and valuable input and wish them all the best in the future!

Next meetings

- Wednesday 17 April 2024 09:30-11:00 CEST
- Wednesday 26 June 2024 09:30-11:00 CEST
- Wednesday 18 September 2024 14:00-17:00 CEST (in-person)