ESG Reporting and Engagement Lead

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This is an exciting opportunity to lead global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and engagement for the Electrocomponents’ Group – parent company of RS Components.

This role will be a hybrid role, combining working remotely with attending our London office when required.

It’s a brilliant time to join Electrocomponents’. We’re on an exciting growth and transformation journey and have recently entered the FTSE100, with ambition to be FTSE50.

ESG is a core component of our strategy and key to driving greater value for our stakeholders, including our people, customers, suppliers and shareholders. We want to lead the global industrial sector and beyond as a sustainable, responsible and inclusive business.

We have recently launched our 2030 ESG action plan ‘For a better world’,with four bold global goals – advancing sustainability, championing education and innovation, empowering our people and doing business responsibly.

We’re making strong progress on our ESG approach, reducing carbon in our direct operations, offering sustainable product and service solutions and championing inclusion throughout everything we do. We have been recognised with top tier ESG ratings by MSCI, Sustainalytics, CDP and EcoVadis.

We are now looking for an experienced ESG Reporting and Engagement Lead to d efine and execute Electrocomponents’ ambition to deliver world-class ESG reporting, ratings and stakeholder engagement.

Key accountabilities

  • Own the ESG reporting programme, including leading the creation of assets and working with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure accurate and compelling content is communicated during the annual reporting cycle. Key assets include: Group ESG report, ESG section of the annual report, ESG investor presentation, TCFD disclosure, ESG website. ESG data centre
  • Ensure adherence to global ESG reporting standards, and prepare integrated or standalone reporting for: GRI, SASB, GHG protocol, UN SDGs, TCFD, SBTi, UN Global Compact and EU Taxonomy
  • Lead the Group ESG scorecard to ensure effective performance monitoring and external reporting. Lead a project to scope and execute a global ESG reporting database for the future.
  • Lead external assurance and sustainability linked-loan process for key ESG metrics
  • Craft and implement our ESG ratings and disclosures approach, further improving our upper tier ratings results with MSCI, Sustainalytics, EcoVadis, CDP etc.
  • Conduct annual benchmarking for ESG reporting standards and competitor ESG performance to ensure best practice.
  • Co-ordinate proactive engagement and reactive responses to investor, customer and supplier ESG questionnaires and enquiries
  • Lead the materiality process, consulting a wide breadth of stakeholders and prioritising ESG issues every two years (next assessment due in 2022).
  • Support Group communication, marketing, investor relations, customer and supplier teams to build high-impact assets and reports that highlight ESG progress and initiatives.

What you will bring to this role

  • Deep experience of working in the field of sustainability, ESG reporting and assurance.
  • Proven track record within Sustainability Reporting frameworks and ESG indices (GRI, SASB, UN SDGs, UNGC, TCFD, EcoVadis, MSCI, Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good.
  • Previously led external assurance of ESG metrics.
  • Excellent analytical and data skills with high attention to detail. Highly structured, thoughtful individual with ability to deliver accurately and timely.
  • Able to distil sophisticated ESG content or data into easily understood concepts and impactful stakeholder engagement material.
  • An ESG subject matter expert, confident to engage with stakeholders on sustainability, inclusion and responsible business topics.
  • Externally focused on the latest ESG reporting trends, new regulations and frameworks and competitor analysis

We are RS Components, part of the Electrocomponents Group

We are a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions for designers, builders and maintainers of industrial equipment and operations.

As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide

Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.

You’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.

What we offer

You can take control of your future here at RS Components. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Competitive salary
  • On top of your holiday allowance, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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