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In addition to her work for ŠKODA AUTO, Milada Vrbová is also chairwoman of the non-profit Klenice Nature Conservation organisation
ilada Vrbová works in the GO – Governance, Risk & Compliance department, which, among other things, checks existing rules and guidelines. “I’d participated in joint projects with the carmaker long before I started working for it. At that time, I was preparing a cleaning event with my colleagues from the ŠKODA Academy in the Chlum Nature Park, which I think is the most interesting area in the region. A total of 110 people took part in the cleaning event, and there was so much litter that during the morning, we filled two large-capacity containers with 23 tonnes of waste. For organising the event, I won the main prize in the Central Bohemian Region competition called The Region That Has Brightened Up the Most. Maybe thanks to that, I – together with ŠKODA AUTO – organised three more big cleaning events”, says Vrbová.
Without courage and personal responsibility, I would probably give up on many things and not want to deal with them.
She considers her role in preventing the construction of four apartment buildings in the Štěpánka Park her greatest success in nature protection. “I didn’t expect such a response; the petition went viral, and in one month, it was signed by almost 8,000 residents of Mladá Boleslav”, she says. She is very satisfied with how the employees react to the events she organises. “I organise volunteer activities to help the nature, and I’m pleased when employees change things for the better through their work. It’s clear from their reactions that such activities make them truly happy.”
However, she would also like to change the carmaker’s thinking as it relates to nature since, for example, there is still huge potential for the amount of greenery on the company’s premises. ED