Three questions to: Madita Wehling, Sustainability Manager at Nordmann
Based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), sustainable management and business are two of Nordmann’s central corporate elements that form the foundation of our operations. This is why Nordmann implemented Madita Wehling as Sustainability Manager in 2022. We asked her three questions.
Why has Nordmann developed a Sustainability Program?
Nordmann has defined sustainability as an important part of its corporate strategy. Our Sustainability Program summarizes our most important goals and measures in this area. Our goal is not just to talk about sustainability, but to take action. For this reason, we tackle problems directly, step by step, and optimize our processes as we go. For this we rely not only on the support of our colleagues but also on that of our business partners. Nordmann's Sustainability Program is a cornerstone and serves as a guideline.
What does a Sustainability Manager actually do?
I am responsible for the implementation of our sustainability projects, which we as a company have defined in our sustainability strategy. This includes, for example, identifying, measuring and continuously improving KPIs (key performance indicators) and analyzing our processes. One of our current projects is to assess our carbon footprint so that we can derive meaningful measures to reduce it. I'm working closely with colleagues from our subsidiaries and external consultants on this.
On a personal level, what is particularly important to you?
I'm glad that awareness of the issue of sustainability has increased, both in a social and in an ecological context. In my opinion, it is not important for each individual to act 100% sustainably from the very beginning. It is much more important that as many people and companies as possible start to make more conscious decisions and directly implement the things that are easy to do and still have a big effect in the masses. For me, sustainability is a process that is optimized over time. Initial changes, even if they seem small, increase the likelihood that other decisions in everyday life and business will also be questioned.