Mrs Ory is currently the Manager Environment and Sustainability of Wienerberger Belgium. She started as the head of the R&D department in 1991 for both Koramic and Terca, merged into Wienerberger in 2004. She build out the Environmental Department since 1995. Initially she focused on the improvement of the environmental impact (efficiency and effectiveness) during extraction in the Wienerberger clay quarries and during the production processes.
Developing a framework to declare the environmental performance of materials and buildings is one of the sustainability topics she is actively working on together with governments, administrations, federations and institutes both on Belgian and EU level.
She is a geologist by training and holds a degree of earth sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and did her PhD on Wealden Beds (SE England) as raw materials for structural clay products and colour development in ceramics.