Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Reference BBBH12713_1615206845

For 17 years, Sedex has led the way in helping businesses operate responsibly and sustainably, improving working conditions for each of their 60,000 members across 180 countries.

Under the guidance of new CEO, Simon McCalla, a renewed Senior Leadership Team is 18 months into delivering a new 5-year strategy that will see Sedex go from influencing 33 million people, to 150 million by 2025.

Sedex's platform is well-recognised globally as a trusted responsible sourcing solution, but now needs to cater for the evolution of an ever-growing membership base, as the company positions itself to take a leading role in driving policy and tackling the social and environmental issues that the world faces.

People are at the heart of Sedex's solutions and that is also true of its organisation. Every member of the team and wider community are dedicated to creating social equality on a global scale. The organisation will continue to build collaborative relationships with like-minded businesses who also strive to improve and protect working conditions, across a diverse range of supply chains.

Your Opportunity

  • Leading the social impact programme for Sedex, that improves business performance in responsible sourcing, human rights, and decent working conditions.

  • Developing Sedex's remediation policies and guidelines to foster an environment where tools and services can make improvements for workers and measure impact.

  • Working closely with the Head of Responsible Sourcing to ensure that assessment tool metrics capture impact on workers and drive positive social impact.

  • Engaging with key external stakeholders including government, driving policy that align with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to implement due diligence processes.

You will have:

  • Strong decision making and leadership skills, with experience in working collaboratively with your team and wider business.

  • Expertise in remediation and helping companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices on a global scale.

  • Extensive knowledge of compliance tools and methodology, with a strong human rights due diligence approach.

  • The aptitude to strengthen Sedex's responsible sourcing expertise and insight, leading and developing a team of driven and passionate sustainability professionals.

If you are curious and considering what is next for you in a year of unprecedented social and environmental opportunity, then please share your details today to start a conversation or get in touch directly with Tom Townsend at tom.townsend@acre.com.