Mariana Schaedler uses positive energy to make the world a greener place


2021 Sustainability
Report: focus
on female environmental leaders

As our Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Quality Director in Brazil, Mariana keeps our operations compliant with environmental, labor, and other regulations. She also promotes a safe work environment, keeps our projects and operations on time and on budget, and establishes sustainability strategies.

It’s not just a job – it’s her passion, particularly at the intersection of energy and the environment.

NFE employee standing in front of ship

“I believe that to increase economic development and improve people's quality of life, we must make energy widely available,” Mariana says. “There are several ways to do this without harming the environment, through renewable energy and also through natural gas, which is the fuel for the energy transition.”

To that end, in Brazil, she has helped implement LNG terminals that made it possible to reduce national energy dependence, diversify the national energy matrix, promote firm energy to the country, and reduce carbon emissions.

“I feel energized when I visit our operational units and construction sites and see up-close everything that we developed and the result of a lot of dedication and focus,” she says. “When I see that my work has a positive impact on the lives of other people, especially women, it energizes me, too.”

NFE employee smiling

Mariana is also inspired by the next generation of women who will be continuing to drive environmental management and sustainability, and she offers these words of counsel to help them succeed.

“Believe in your potential, trust in hard work and dedication, focus on results, and do not be intimidated by the biases that still exist,” she says. “Seek to know yourself – know what your strengths are and what skills you need to develop, be willing to learn regardless of career stage, and look at difficulties as opportunities for development and growth.”

Mariana’s determination and drive to do what’s right makes her the perfect fit for our team, and we couldn’t be more proud to have her at NFE.