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About us

CSR Consultancy and Resources

The idea of ETIKA was born in June 2020, when Veronica Rubio and Federica Suess found out they a strong common wish to see simpler language and a more practical, hands-on approaches to tackle CSR. That wish was so strong that Federica Suess left her job at SGS in Hamburg and founded ETIKA in January 2021. Veronica has been a key element advising ETIKA and supporting projects with her vast experience and expertise.

About us: About

Co-Founder & Director

Federica Suess

Federica works in corporate sustainability since 2011. She started as a sustainability manager at DEPOT in Frankfurt and then moved to Hamburg, to work as a product manager for the certification and audit company SGS.
Federica is a strong communicator, strategic thinker and pragmatic advisor. She has trained more than 250 people on CSR, audited multiple factories and led 50 consulting projects.

Federica has a German dad, an Italian mom and two sisters. She has lived in Italy, Spain, United States and France. She is a former tennis athlete and lives with her family in Hamburg, Germany.

She is passionate about finding creative and practical solutions that make an impact.


Co-Founder & Advisor

Veronica Rubio

Veronica has 20 years of experience in promoting sustainable supply chains, business and human rights and small farmers’ access to the international fair-trade markets.

She has trained hundreds of CSR managers and social auditors worldwide. She has solid experience in developing certification standards and Code of Conducts.
One of the key actors in developing the amfori BSCI systems manual and code of conduct, which is used by thousands of companies.
A Spanish native, has lived in Germany and Brazil and currently lives in Brussels.
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