Head of Sustainable Development

  • Dienstverband
  • Rotterdam


Take control of the Sustainability strategy for a company that has established an outstanding reputation in this area but is committed to going even further

Samskip is one of Europe’s largest transport companies, providing transport by sea, land, rail and air. Sustainability is one of our strategic pillars and essential to the long‐term continuity of our business and society. As such, we embed social and environmental, quality and profitability principles into all our operation and aim to be in the top 1 percentile of companies when it comes to environmental, labour and human right, ethics and sustainable procurement. Are you an experienced Sustainability expert and believer who can help us to achieve this via a powerful combination of technical innovation and people-focused inspiration? If so, please read on to find out more about this influential role within a rapidly evolving communications environment.

An influential role within a progressive and growing company

With a turnover of more than 800 million euros, 1450 employees and offices in 24 countries (in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia), Samskip is one of the largest transport companies in Europe. We innovate the most advanced sustainable and multimodal transport solutions and our Environmental Management System has been recognized under the renewed Quality Assurance scheme after securing the ISO14001:2016 certification. We have also been awarded the EcoVadis Silver certificate and our ambition is to achieve EcoVadis Platinum certification. Thus, based at our headquarters in the busy Port of Rotterdam, you will have an outstanding platform on which to further reduce our carbon footprint and build our Sustainability credentials.

The present and future of our Sustainability Strategy and Policy

Your core task in this role is to oversee the development and implementation of our Sustainability strategy, setting and maintaining future development goals for the Samskip Group. In doing so you own, update, and ensure adherence to the Environmental Policy, following up on and ensuring the fulfilment of Samskip environmental goals as described in our Sustainability Report.

In specific terms this requires you to:

  • Maintain a robust and up-to-date overview of all existing, upcoming, and potential environmental regulations relevant to our operations;
  • Work with the Quality Management team to prepare and review documentation and undertake internal audits to prepare for ISO 14001 audits and accreditation;
  • Own Samskip’s EcoVadis assessment process and coordinate the annual reassessment and improvement process with company stakeholders;
  • Own and manage the annual Sustainability Report;
  • Own the development and delivery of Samskip’s Sustainability Action Plan, working with teams and specialists across the organisation to drive sustainability initiatives across all business areas.

In order to achieve all this you work closely with senior management and operations, also building relationships with customers and suppliers to develop sustainable business partnerships and projects. This involves overseeing and seeking opportunities for external funding for Samskip’s sustainability initiatives via grant applications and the reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of grant processes.

Above all, you own and manage the carbon footprinting system product and its future development, acting as a leader and key collaborator with trade, commerce, and operations, in the development of low-to-zero emission logistics services.

Meer informatie/solliciteren: careers.samskip.com.