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Ethical, Environmental and Sustainable Assistant

Alsico UK is part of the Alsico family of companies, a third generation privately owned Belgium business founded in 1934, today we employ over 8000 people and dispatch over 18 million garments a year. The Alsico group is the largest purchaser of workwear fabrics in Europe.

Position Profile:              Ethical, Environmental and Sustainable Assistant

Location:                          Preston, UK

Reporting to:                   Business Compliance & Quality Manager

Role purpose: Working with a wider team on projects relating to carbon reporting, compliance and low carbon roadmaps. We are interested in an individual that can contribute in the following areas:

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing corporate carbon footprint reporting against GHG Protocol or ISO 14064-12018(2019)
  • Maintaining knowledge of energy/carbon policy developments, carbon accounting and wider energy/sustainability issues.
  • Research into industry best practice for environmental impact mitigation plans
  • Achieving company net zero by 2034
  • Maintaining accreditation to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Progressing our Ethical Trading Initiative membership program
  • On-boarding and maintaining supplier compliance to Ethical Trading Policies
  • Product Life cycle-assessments (LCA)  and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
  • Due diligence and record keeping of recycled material standards and products, GRS, RCS, RCC,
  • BCI Better Cotton Initiative membership

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level or with relevant experience or a real passion to learn.
  • Knowledge of textiles and clothing manufacture would be advantageous
  • Proactive with an interest in the sustainability of the textile industry
  • A desire to bring innovation to the life cycle of work clothing
  • Analytical, data driven, proficient Excel user. Able to prepare visual outputs of results in an engaging and meaningful way for training and presentation purposes.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to liaise with suppliers and customers, some of whom English will not be their first language. 
  • Ability to prioritise and to switch between different tasks and work to critical path requirements
  • Analytical problem-solving skills and decision-making ability
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office

Our commitment to you:

  • In return we will support and encourage you to develop your skills and experience across all sectors of the business, giving you the opportunity to explore and shape your career within a growing sector.
  • Working with business partners around the world you will have the opportunity to improve people’s lives and working conditions within the textile industry whilst actively reducing climate change
  • Flexible remote working is available after a probation period
  • Competitive salary based on experience

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Ethical, Environmental and Sustainable Assistant

Preston, UK

Published on 24 Nov 2022

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