Social Sustainability Lead Job in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England - The Sterling Choice
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Social Sustainability Lead - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England

2022-06-15T09:07:53+00:00 2022-07-15T09:07:53+00:00 The Sterling Choice �£60k - 65k per year + Exec Benefits per annum

Social Sustainability Lead

Peterborough / Huntingdon – Hybrid working with international travel.

60-65k + Benefits

Certain industries, markets and above all others have seen growth throughout the pandemic despite various challenges and this is one such success story.

With great power comes great responsibility and with the growth of the business we are looking for a sustainability lead to work on a global basis in enhancing the social sustainability agenda.


Is this you?...  

  • Understands social impacts
  • Human rights knowledge, international labour standards
  • SEDEX user
  • Collaborative in developing solutions
  • Passionate in delivering strategic partnerships & results

What’s it all about?...

You will lead the global social sustainability agenda for the business, to offer some context of this this will affect the lives of circa 40’000 workers across.

Closely working with ESG & HR Teams within the business to create an integrated way to address & approach business impacts.

Outside of the business you will be in contact with a number of suppliers across various continents, global shareholders, NGO’s to name a few areas.

Our key purpose to be the go-to expert on human rights & social impact for the group, collating information & actioning for a better industry & plant for us all.

A high impact role no doubt!

Key areas of responsibility: -

  • Deliver a refreshed social sustainability strategy and plan (with clear KPIs) across our own operations and supply chain. This includes refreshed human rights policies and new social impact plans for key markets (UK, Netherlands, Kenya, Colombia)
  • Update and embed a refreshed Human Rights policy for suppliers/growers with clear KPIs that are reported against to the Board, to customers, and that align to /go beyond regulatory disclosure requirements
  • Transparent supply chain with strong due diligence across both flowers and non-flowers supply chains
  • Evidence the voice of workers in operations and our supply chains in key decision making
  • Following a human rights risk assessment, have plans in place to collaborate with stakeholders to tackle the top systemic risks - Highly effective collaboration and partnership management.


What will you need to be successful here?...

  • Extensive experience in Human Rights / Social Impact Role
  • Demonstrates understanding of regulatory factors – UN SDGs, Modern Slavery, International labour standards etc
  • SEDEX (or similar) platform experience

If you are excited by taking on a freshly create role and with support creating the agenda and framework required and delivering this with a consultative approach then we’d love to discuss further.

Such depth in the role there is plenty more to this conversation of which we can do through your application process.

In return…

You'll have the normal benefits that we'll not bore you with here.

We can offer you a great opportunity to develop with the business, the forecast of the company will be to nearly double in revenue in the next 2 years, this includes a new factory build.

You’ll be looking at a 15% market share based company in their field. You get toimpact the social guidance for a large business and numerous suppliers & customers. 

Working alongside an experienced and fun team you have expertise available to guide you and learn from.




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