Elke Werner-Keppner graduated with a Master´s degree in Educational Science and Psychology from Heidelberg University and founded etalon in 2016 after more than 20 years as a trainer and consultant – the last seven years period as general manager at Kirschstein & Partner. She started her career as a freelance trainer and consultant for international companies with a focus on HSEQ - communication, leadership, cooperation in teams and change management in organisations. Elke is specialised in concepts and strategies for change processes in multi-national companies, supporting safety culture in various companies and industries. Dr Volker Koch holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Leibnitz University in Hannover and is General Manager at etalon international GmbH. In the course of his more than 25-year career as an EHS professional in multi-national companies he gained deep insights into different industries and got sound knowledge in the fields of safety and environmental protection. He led different EHS organisations and successfully initiated and managed sustainable change projects as well as optimisation processes.