Who We Are 2018-09-11T13:43:55+00:00

Our team

Sustainability Agents is an enterprise that aims for more-than-profit. At its core lie the competence, creativity and sheer hard work of its agents, network partners and supporters. We rely on our diverse and global network of experts who are at the cutting edge of improving working conditions in global supply chains.

Sebastian Siegele

Managing Director

Sebastian is the founder and Managing Director of SUSA. He is a pioneer in the use of dialogue as a tool for implementing social standards in global supply chains. Over the past two decades, large numbers of suppliers from diverse sectors in 20 countries have benefitted from his expertise. His current focus is in Ethiopia where he provides extensive training and consultation services for various actors in the garment sector. He is passionate about working at the roots of the problems, on-site. He knows how to mediate industry-wide conflicts and has strong ties with relevant stakeholders.

siegele@sus-a.com

Jenice Hartmann

Manager, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Jenice developed her interest and focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility early in her career. She joined SUSA after having worked in the field of anti-corruption and compliance. At SUSA, she is responsible for managing an extensive dialogue training programme in Bangladesh.

Jenice enjoys working with international partners and has an intense drive to improve working conditions in developing countries.

hartmann@sus-a.com

Karoline Lakotta-Raeder

Manager, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Karoline core expertise lies in the Southeast Asia region where she implemented several projects. Prior to joining SUSA, she worked at a consulting firm in Washington DC, with a focus on corporate social responsibility and trade policy. She has a strong human rights background with work experience at Human Rights Watch and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.

Karoline’s main interest is in the development of CSR strategies for companies.

raeder@sus-a.com

Susanne Heinze

Senior Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

With a background in business and sustainable development, Susanne has been engaged in training programmes and consulting projects for SUSA in various industries. Her work currently focuses on Bangladesh; she previously implemented projects onsite in Ethiopia, India and Myanmar.

Susanne also loves to travel in her free time and has visited more than 50 countries.

heinze@sus-a.com

Naree Joo

Senior Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Before joining SUSA, Naree implemented training programmes for the United Nations with a special focus on women empowerment and entrepreneurship. At SUSA she has been implementing training and research projects, mainly in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

joo@sus-a.com

Hannah Ringwald

Senior Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Hannah is passionate to contribute with her work towards a more sustainable fashion industry.  Currently she is implementing projects on behalf of SUSA in Cambodia, Myanmar and Ethiopia. Her previous work experience at sustainable fashion fairs, and as a co-founder of the association future fashion forward, she understands well the innovative approaches and consumer needs.

On a personal level, Hannah’s main points of interest are circular economy and conscious consumption.

ringwald@sus-a.com

Nadezda Slonskaya

Senior Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Nadya’s work at SUSA has focused on implementing social standards in the apparel sector in Georgia and developing training programs. Before joining SUSA, Nadya worked in the field of transparency in supply chains at Adelphi. Her fields of experience are business & human rights, management of multi stakeholder dialogues, and sustainability communication.

Nadya believes that social dialogue is essential in improving workers’ rights along the supply chain.

slonskaya@sus-a.com

Amna Yamin

Senior Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Amna comes from a strong background in capacity building in social development sector. She worked with various CSR initiatives and NGOs on topics as diverse as HIV/Aids, Youth Empowerment, Peace & Tolerance, and Water Health & Hygiene (WASH) in Pakistan, Malaysia and Germany. Since joining SUSA she has been consulting and implementing projects on-site in Cambodia and Georgia.

In her free time, Amna likes to support her family initiative SAYA Trust which provides education and health care to refugees in Pakistan.

yamin@sus-a.com

Carolina Galiotti

Senior Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

Carolina is implementing projects in Ethiopia and is responsible for project acquisition. Before moving to Germany, she worked as a consultant, integrating social and environmental standards in public investments in Argentina. As a trainer, Carolina has worked in Ethiopia, Germany and Morocco.

She loves research and has conducted studies on CSR, workers’ satisfaction, gender and use of technology and climate change.

galiotti@sus-a.com

Thaw Zin Aye

Consultant, CSR & Capacity Building Programmes

At SUSA, Thaw is responsible for business development and project implementation mainly in her home country of Myanmar. With a strong background in health and human rights, Thaw worked for the UN and co-founded an organisation that empowers young people from the Asia Pacific region.

Thaw is passionate about making a difference to create positive impact for society.

thaw@sus-a.com

Anne Dandani

Manager, Finance & Administration

Anne is responsible for all financial and administrative issues. She has more than ten years of experience in financial controlling. With her work at SUSA she wants to contribute towards more social justice.

dandani@sus-a.com

Laura Jungnickel

Associate Consultant

Laura has implemented training programmes in different contexts in Turkey, Myanmar and Germany. With her background in textile industry and sustainable business management she is specialised in sustainable global supply chains and developing training programmes as well as implementing them.

Laura believes that the world need companies who take their responsibility and finding new forms of organisations to face the global challenges.

jungnickel@sus-a.com

At SUSA, we are passionate about sustainable solutions. Our flat hierarchy and diverse team is key for our outstanding work.

We channel our motivation, dedication and energy into exciting, challenging and meaningful work that creates positive impact. Action Learning is not only important in our trainings but also in our office life. We see personal growth as a key success factor for a high performing team. Instead of having a rigid hierarchical structure, we are organised as self responsible teams. Each of us performs different roles which fit our personal strengths and fields of interest. This means that someone who manages a client project can, at the same time, work in the business development team that is led by someone else. This organisational structure ensures an effective and flexible operation as well as personal growth of our employees. As consultants, we travel to exciting places, assume high levels of responsibility and have lots of room to implement our own ideas. When not abroad, we enjoy our office location in the dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood of Kreuzberg in Berlin.

Implementing training or consulting projects –especially abroad– can sometimes involve long working hours and a high-stress environment. To balance this, our consultants’ travel time is limited to max. 40% of their working time. A healthy work-life-balance is important to us – at SUSA we enjoy flexible working hours and six weeks of paid leave per year. In addition, overtime hours are paid and employees are encouraged to reduce overtime hours. Even though we are a small consulting firm, we strive to be a family-friendly and supportive employer that encourages parental leave and offers part-time working models.

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Vision & Mission

We are a consultancy and service provider that focuses on improving social, environmental and economic conditions in the global supply chain to make a positive long-term impact on the world we live in.

Our vision is to generate a positive long-term impact on the world we live in. We see ourselves as drivers for global change. We believe in a world where everybody has the chance to live a decent life.

Through inclusive approaches and innovative tools, we help our clients to continuously improve working conditions, the environment and economic performance along their global supply chains. Our approach tackles the global challenges for what they are: hyper-complex interrelationships, intransparent connections and intercultural challenges. This gives us the opportunity to find sustainable solutions to these challenges and generate a notable impact together with our clients.

Our approach is to build on participatory methods to create joint decisions with our partners. We are a social enterprise that aims for more than profit. At our core lie the competence, creativity and dedicated work of our employees, partners and supporters. We rely on our diverse and global network of experts who are at the cutting edge of improving the global supply chains. Our expertise in consulting and capacity development services is based on more than 15 years in the field, in which we have worked in nine countries and reached more than 700 factories with our approach. Our clients have included some of Europe’s largest retail and industrial firms.

BEYOND SUPPLY CHAINS

Living our values is very important for us. We collaborate with Jangu e.V. to financially support quality education for children of the Miracle Orphans Care Foundation (MOCF) in Uganda.

Since 2016, SUSA has collaborated with Jangu e.V. to provide quality education for eleven children of the Miracle Orphans Care Foundation (MOCF) in Uganda by financing school fees, educational material, healthcare, excursions and nutritious food. In addition, SUSA works closely with Gloria Bengo, the founder of MOCF to further develop the foundation and supports her fundraising efforts for the construction of a new orphanage for the children.

Miracle Orphans Care Foundation (MOCF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014. The foundation has various development programs to support and empower orphans, vulnerable children and school drop-out youths.

Jangu e.V. is a charitable non-profit organisation for development cooperation in Africa. Its objective is to give disadvantaged children and young people in Uganda prospects for their future through education. Its educational sponsorships lay the foundation while its Social Innovation Academy (SINA) unleashes the youth’ potential to start their own social enterprises and solve social challenges in Uganda. Scholars of the academy are between 17 and 27 years old and are refugees, orphans, street children, former child soldiers, former inmates, former prostitutes, and young people from other marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds.

www.jangu.org