On October 27, 2022, the 15th Mercedes-Benz Sustainability Dialogue 2022 took place and provided insights into practical aspects of the company’s sustainability work.
“Sustainability should be at the centre of business,” says Jana Krägenbring-Noor, head of corporate environmental protection and energy management.
According to the press release by the company, the time we live in is marked by various challenges:
- increasingly noticeable effects of climate change
- organizations needing to navigate through uncertain waters
- geopolitical insecurities and the intensifying shortage of resources
For Mercedes-Benz as a company, this meant accelerating their shift to CO2 neutrality, associated expansion of electric mobility, responsible usage of our planetary resources, and their role in society as a whole.
The topic of this year’s ‘Public Stakeholder Dialogue’ will be ‘Resources – Key to a sustainable transformation’, and the automaker is delighted to welcome excellent speakers from academia and the private and public sectors to discuss trends and developments with the members of their Board of Management.
” For our participants on-site we are delighted to offer a unique experience to explore practical aspects of our sustainability work (e.g. insights about our Factory 56, Green Production and Sustainable Resources).” says the press release.
“Our ‘Public Stakeholder Dialogue’ with our board members and high-level guests, as well as our working group discussions are open to both on-location and virtual participants.”
Plan of the Public Stakeholder Dialogue “Resources – Key to a sustainable transformation “with Members of the Board of Management and external guests:
Sustainability at Mercedes-Benz
- CEO Ola Käallenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG
The Environmental dimension
- Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Chief Technology Officer, Development & Procurement
- Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Production & Supply Chain Management
- Claudia Kemfert, Professor of Energy Economics and Energy Policy at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
The People dimension
- Sabine Kohleisen, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. HR & Director of Labor Relations
- Nicolas Herget, Data Specialist
The Social dimension
- Pia Simon, Head of Integrity Management & Corporate Responsibility, Mercedes-Benz Group AG
- Marc Andrè Bürgel, Head of Social Compliance Program, Mercedes-Benz Group AG
- Polly Courtice, Supervisory Board Mercedes-Benz Group AG – Shareholder Representative. Member of the Legal Affairs Committee
- Phil Bloomer, Executive Director at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
The Urban dimension
- Daniel Deparis, Head of Urban Mobility Solutions
- Lilli Matson, Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer, Transport for London
Rebroadcast of the panel discussion
The rebroadcast of the panel of discussions can be accessed through Mercedes-Benz’s website: https://t.co/DUfFcyxs2m
Mercedes-Benz has been committed to investing sustainably, forming corporate citizenship, and promoting of Daimler and Benz Foundation. In addition, the company is gearing up to go EV-only by the decade’s end.