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SGB-SMIT presentation: The Journey towards Green Transformers

The energy sector has a major role in the energy transition towards cleaner energy. With the increase of 6 % in 2021, which stands for 36.3 billion tonnes of global CO2 emissions related to energy, our sector needs to take responsibility (

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Our transformers are an important asset within this ecosystem, they need to fit in future demands. Within our value chain, we need to define how to make the transition towards green transformers, and understand what green transformers are, how to measure circularity and make it more concrete, what is required. We have calculated our impact and we have insight into supplier capabilities and can already offer more sustainable products or take back assets. What is important to understand is what investments everybody is prepared to make in order to make this journey happen. “Transforming together the future of energy.”

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Marlies van Tilburg


Marlies van Tilburg works as the Sustainability Manager of SGB-SMIT Group. Her background is Business Management with specialization in Supply Chain Management and Circular Business Model implementation within the value chain.

She has been working for the SGB-SMIT Group for 6 years and she is located at the Royal Smit Transformers factory Nijmegen. She started working at the purchasing department there, became manager materials management and did her masters management in parallel.