Hugo Vanderputten

Hugo Vanderputten

Expertise : environment

Dutch, English, French

Who am I?

In the end, only those businesses that achieve the right balance between ‘People, Planet and Profit’ will remain viable.

That’s something I can safely say, based on my experience with implementing and auditing cleaner production programmes and ISO care systems (environment, safety, food safety and quality). And it’s something that I have done with both SMEs and multinationals, in Belgium and abroad.

In everything I do, I always seek to achieve maximum added value for and in consultation with the client. 

What do I do in my spare time? Travelling has been part of my life since I was young, as has sport.

El mundo da muchas vueltas"


As environment coordinator and prevention adviser, I help companies to develop their policy on Environment, Health & Safety (EHS). I coach workers, deal with environmental permit applications and develop care systems. My EHS experience extends across various sectors: chemical, pharmaceuticals, food, metalworking, woodworking and waste processing.

You can also come to me for REACH coordination, determining your carbon footprint and analysing the lifecycle of products.


External environmental coordinator, level A, and external prevention adviser, level 1 – Mensura
Since 2021

External environmental coordinator, level A – Mensura
2013 - 2021

Group Environmental Technologist, Group EHS – Bekaert
2009 – 2012

Senior Environmental Consultant – SGS Environmental Services Belgium
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 – SGS Certification Services Belgium


Management Consultant – SGS Management Services Belgium
2005 – 2007

Freelance lead auditor ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 – Bureau Veritas, Ecuador and Colombia
2001 – 2004

VVOB cooperative faculty of chemical engineers
Instructor – Project coordinator of implementation programmes for cleaner production at SMEs – Polytechnic College, Quito (Ecuador)



Preventieadviseur niveau 1

Milieucoördinator A

Preventieadviseur niveau 3

Lead auditor ISO 9001

Lead auditor ISO 14001

Specialist cleaner production

Ingenieur scheikunde en landbouwindustrieën (=Bio-ingenieur)
1986 – 1991


My contribution to the package of training courses at Mensura Learn&Connect is the course on ‘Basic prevention adviser training’.

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