Our corporate responsibility programme, Fashion with Integrity (FWI) drives our transparent, responsible and inclusive approach to business. It’s how we work with others to transform the impact of fashion on people, animals and the environment.
We're expanding every year. This means we’re creating more jobs, helping local communities to prosper in the UK and overseas, and using our increasing influence to create and source more sustainable and inclusive products. What’s more, it puts us in the great position to use our influence as a force for good, promoting social change, diversity and self-confidence.
That said, we’re fully aware that these successes mean we also create more carbon emissions and waste and have a greater demand for natural resources. It also means we’re responsible for ensuring decent working conditions for an increasing number of supply chain workers, as well as the welfare of animals raised to produce the materials we use in our collections.
We embrace these challenges head on. By embedding FWI in every corner of our business and charging our senior leaders with responsibility for driving it forward we can decouple our global growth from our environmental footprint and make an increasingly positive difference to the lives of the people and animals connected with our business. Hence our Fashion with Integrity has 4 pillars – Our Products, Our Business, Our Customers and Our Community. This role sits within the ‘Our Business’ pillar.
As a purely online business, we have no bricks and mortar stores. We ship to 239 countries and territories from our fulfilment centres in Germany, the UK and the US, and have offices in Berlin, New York, Paris and the UK. So our biggest environmental impacts are carbon emissions from the transportation of our goods, and the running of our buildings, and packaging waste. Through our Carbon 2020 strategy, we’re reducing our carbon intensity per customer order (for business operations only) every year from between 2015 to 2020. We’re doing this by minimising our energy consumption and emissions from delivery and packaging, while increasing our renewable energy usage. The role of the Senior Sustainability Manager (Operations) is to provide expert guidance and help drive systemic change through our business to reduce our environmental impacts. This role does not cover the sustainability of garments and other products, which are managed by the Responsible Sourcing department. However, there are areas of collaboration between CR and Sourcing - for example around improving the sustainability of our packaging, and communicating with customers.
The Senior Sustainability Manager is a member of the Corporate Responsibility team, providing expert environmental sustainability knowledge and guidance; influencing and driving sustainable change across ASOS’ operations in collaboration with a range of stakeholders.
Primary business partners are in logistics, delivery solutions, procurement and facilities. The post holder will also collaborate with others delivering Fashion with Integrity for ASOS, including the wider Corporate Responsibility team and Responsible Sourcing.
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Qualifications, Skills and experience