Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
“My vision for KA’s Corporate Responsibility approach is that all employees can participate in a meaningful way”
Position: Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Facility: Easley, SC
Joined Kongsberg Automotive: with GMS Acquisition in 2007
Favorite car: I‘d love to own a Tesla someday!
Hobbies: Well spent time with Family
Corporate Responsibility (CR) is becoming increasingly important to customers and stakeholders, and Kongsberg Automotive (KA) is ramping up its efforts in this area. Anita Bucci, Director of Corporate Responsibility, shares her visions for Corporate Responsibility in Kongsberg Automotive. In her role, Anita helps set the strategy for the company's CR work worldwide, including development and implementation of CR policies and programs.
Corporate Responsibility is more than just a catchy phrase for KA, and reflects what the company is and how it operates, throughout the whole value chain and supply chain.
“A responsible company is one that can demonstrate its values and code of conduct in action. My vision for KA’s CR approach is that all employees can participate in a meaningful way,” Anita said.
Anita started right out of college as an environmental engineer with Teleflex in 1992. She later became group responsible for health, safety and environmental (HSE) affairs and worked closely with several divisions of the company. After a move to the Easley plant in South Carolina, she started focusing on the automotive division which was then acquired by KA in 2007.
Making work matter
Anita is very fond of what she does and finds it appealing that her work helps to empower employees to do work that matters.
“I really like helping and facilitating employees to do their job safely, and I enjoy knowing that KA has a positive environmental impact. All people want their work to matter. As we move more into corporate responsibility, clear corporate responsibility goals allow people to have that impact,” said Anita.
After working more than 20 years with the company, Anita has noticed the passion the employees have for what they do.
Our people really enjoy working at KA. They also crave for more direction on CR and opportunities to participate in this process. Not only for KA, but for the society as a whole. Our company culture therefore lends itself to advance in areas of corporate responsibility
Succeeding as a responsible company
In a recent survey, internal and external stakeholders ranked priorities to remain a responsible company.
“In order to maintain success for CR, the priorities are setting clear expectations and goals for the organization. Then empowering our employees to meet those. Everybody does have a real opportunity to make the impact that they want,” said Anita, who believes all employees are CR ambassadors.
Anita is always “looking for a better way”. She strongly believes that good CR work is a critical part of KA’s long-term growth, and a differentiator for KA as customers look to partner with the best in the automotive industry.
View the Corporate Responsibility pages to learn more about KA's sustainable approach.
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