Our Team

Das Team der Metal Alliance for Responsible Sourcing (Mars) ist stets auf der Suche nach den besten neuen Ideen und Umsetzungen im Bereich des verantwortungsvollen Rohstoffeinkaufs. Bei uns verbindet sich jahrelange Industrie- und Politikerfahrung mit dem ehrlichen Anspruch, globale Lieferketten nachhaltiger zu gestalten. Der Wille zur Veränderung gepaart mit dem Blick für das praktisch Machbare sowie metall- und lieferkettenspezifische Fachkenntnisse zeichnen uns aus.  

Executive management

Dr. Michael Niese

Managing Director

Dr. Michael Niese is Managing Director of WVMetalle Service GmbH and is in charge of strategic business at MARS. As a doctor of economics with many years of experience in the non-ferrous (NF) metals industry, he sharpens the initiative's focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities in raw material procurement.


Dr. Daniel Quantz

Head of Sustainability

Dr. Daniel Quantz has led the initiative's operations since January 2023, enriching the services of MARS with his many years of experience in a wide range of sustainability legislation. In the course of his professional life, he has dealt with everything from investment permit law to licensing law. In this way, it ensures a legally secure implementation in the companies. He thus ensures legally compliant implementation in companies.

Project Management


CSR- & Sustainability Consultant

Has been on board since 2022 and is the first point of contact for consulting member companies and thus the most important player in the operational business. Denise previously worked in the textile industry. She has well-founded practical experience in the field of corporate responsibility along the supply chain at home and abroad.


Project Manager

has been driving internal and external strategic projects since the initiative was founded. He is always on the lookout for new cooperation partners in order to keep MARS up to date and to provide the companies with as many assistance as possible in fulfilling their due diligence obligations.


Working Student

Isabel supports the MARS team as an intern in all areas. She is particularly involved in the design of our website and our LinkedIn presence. She is studying business administration in her sixth semester at the HTWG Konstanz.

Our Code of conduct

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