#GreenJobs – Nancy Dulas coordinates the green transformation
Nancy Dulas pulls the strings: She is a global sustainability coordinator at thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components in Liechtenstein. Her goal is also what drives her - creating transparency and sharing knowledge. To ensure the greatest possible impact, she works closely with various players at the automotive supplier to pave a shared path toward sustainability.
"What we do today will determine what the world will look like tomorrow."
One challenge of her job is the size of thyssenkrupp, explains Dulas: "The size of our company means that strategies for increasing sustainability cannot be universal," she says. Instead, it is necessary to define suitable goals for each business unit. "The first step in this is to create a framework that enables everyone to achieve these goals. And cross-functional collaboration – all the way down to the suppliers," says Dulas. The implementation and tracking of objectives comes in the final step. Furthermore, it is also central to conduct opportunity and risk analyses for sustainability, and define appropriate measures, she says. After all, "resources are limited and natural disasters will continue to affect our supply chains in the future."
"Time pressure is the biggest challenge to green change."
For Nancy Dulas, her job as coordinator is a mission. Because Dulas lives sustainability not only professionally but also privately. For her, sustainability means thinking in the long term. Therefore, she searched for a job that is not only multifaceted and continuously broadens her knowledge but also offers a sense of purpose, a future, and potential for positive change. For her, one thing is clear: "There is only a future with sustainability."
At thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components in Liechtenstein, Dulas is also helping to shape the mobility of the future. "Mobility is changing, and the status symbol of the car is losing importance," says the expert. In addition to trends such as autonomous driving and electro mobility, Dulas says alternative concepts such as car sharing, ride-sharing, e-scooters in cities – and apps that organize demand – are important for tomorrow's mobility.
"Sustainability means operating with foresight and risk awareness."
According to Dulas, only those who invest in green technologies can survive in the market. According to the coordinator, the central linchpin for thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components to reduce emissions in production and transport is the expansion of regional supply chains. "What may look like a risk at the beginning pays off in the long run," Dulas says. "Important projects to drive the transformation to a sustainable company are above all the GEEP energy efficiency program and the investments in solar energy."
What is necessary for these projects to succeed? For Dulas, one thing is clear: "A sustainable awareness, from management level to production." In addition, a willingness to rethink and invest in the knowledge of employees is also important. "We have to break up old thought patterns in more and more processes," says Dulas. "To master this task, we need involved, motivated and healthy employees."