Passionately committed to sustainability.
For Alina Barnack, sustainability is a way of life – from her vegetable patch to her job choice. As part of the ‘Compliance, Sustainability & Integrity’ team in Procurement at Mercedes-Benz AG, she focuses on transparency during the procurement of raw materials, respect for human rights in our supply chains and environmentally responsible practices on the part of our suppliers. In the interview, the Berlin native explains why her work at Mercedes-Benz fascinates her and what students should have a bit more courage for.
Key part of my duties is work to raise awareness.
Its commitment to people and the environment is considered an investment in a sustainable future. I was inspired by this attitude. And, through our work, my colleagues and I are able to make an important contribution to sustainable business together with our suppliers – even beyond Daimler.
There has been awareness of the environment and respect for human rights in business for a long time.
Alina Barnack, 32, did her master’s degree in ‘Sustainability, Economics and Management’ at the University of Oldenburg. In 2016, she joined former Daimler and together with her colleagues on the ‘Compliance, Sustainability & Integrity’ team in Procurement at Mercedes-Benz has focused on the issue of human rights. If it has anything to do with sustainability, Alina Barnack is happy to set her hand to it: Whether repairing fences for environmental protection on a field trip in the Northern Irish Mourne Mountains or pulling up weeds in the vegetable patch she has rented together with a friend.