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ESG & Compliance Manager

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ESG & Compliance Manager / Fresh Produce / Hampshire

Competitive + Car Allowance

We are working with a leader in the fresh produce industry, known for its commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. They operate across various regions and divisions, ensuring the highest standards in all our operations

Role Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated ESG & Compliance Manager to join their dynamic team. This role is crucial for developing and delivering their retailer-facing ESG strategy, ensuring alignment with retailer ESG targets, and maintaining compliance with ethical standards in the UK. The ideal candidate will build strong relationships with retailers' ESG departments, becoming their trusted partner and "go-to" expert.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Represent the business on trade bodies such as Fresh Produce Consortium & FNET
  • Attend retailer conferences and meetings to ensure alignment of ESG strategies
  • Ensure compliance with ethical audits, human rights, and environmental due diligence across supply chains
  • Keep retailer grower lists updated and relevant ESG data monitored and reported
  • Focus on and report retailer projects on social and environmental issues
  • Set up and discuss retailer-specific reporting for GHG, Living Wage, Fairtrade, and Rainforest premium use
  • Manage annual labour supplier audits for compliance with labour provider standards
  • Present up-to-date ESG data and reports to retailers, including farm and supplier practices
  • Continuously improve ESG strategies and lead on best-in-class ESG practices
  • Maintain up-to-date ESG & Certification policies & procedures

  • Experience with M2030
  • Understanding of packaging waste regulations (plastics and paper)
  • Working knowledge of SMETA, Fairtrade, Rainforest certifications (LEAF certification is an advantage)
  • Experience in climate target reporting (carbon and GHG emissions)
  • Ability to work independently within a retailer-facing team

  • Preferably educated to degree level
  • Previous experience in an ESG role, preferably at a managerial level
  • Previous experience within an FMCG organisation; experience in fresh produce or retailer organisation is advantageous
  • Excellent presentation skills, particularly with PowerPoint
  • Excellent data analytical and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Spanish skills are advantageous

Apply now and become part of their journey towards sustainability and ethical excellence.

How to Apply:

If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about this exciting role, please contact Luan on 01780 480530 or


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.


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01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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