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Title:  Environmental Sustainability & Risk Mng

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Immediate Superior: [[Head of SHERQ]] 
Job Grade: [[20]] 
Location: [[Cape Town]]
Function: [[Supply Chain]]
Sub Function: [[SHERQ]]
Type of Contract: [[Permanent]]
Reference Number: [[110498]] 
Closing Date: 11/05/2024


The Environmental Sustainability & Risk Manager is responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of Heineken Beverage’s environmental sustainability strategy. They work with all areas of the business to ensure that it operates in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible way. Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing our sustainability strategy. This will include setting targets and KPIs, managing our carbon footprint, and developing and managing sustainability initiatives and programs. Their objective is to meet or exceed the reduction in environmental resource usage target for Water, Electricity, fossil fuel and GHG emissions and deliver on environmental resource usage cost saving initiatives. The position also exists to identify and mitigate risks within the SHERQ environment through robust risk assessment tools and techniques.


Key Responsibilities

 Develop, implement and continuous review of the Heineken Beverages environmental sustainability policy & strategy in line with the Corporate  and Supply      Chain Strategies

 Identify risks/opportunities/strategies to leverage SHERQ performance based on new legislative requirements as well as new best practice.

 Determine benchmarking requirements to establish common indicators/measurements.

 Assure compliance to all company and statutory regulations governing environmental sustainability. Identify new legislative requirements and ensure supply      chain is informed and takes necessary action to ensure compliance.

 Present environmental sustainability reporting to all governance committees within Heineken Beverages.

 Plan and control the corporate environmental sustainability budget to deliver the most cost-effective results leading to continued competitive                           advantage.

 Guarantee Supply Chain environmental sustainability meets the goals, targets, and due dates to create value for the business.

 Ensure Heineken Beverages’ environmental status is measured continuously and reported on, annually through Heineken Beverages’                                       sustainability report, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP & CDP water) and other as required.

 Develop, implement, and continuously review of the Heineken SHERQ strategy in line with the Corporate and Supply Chain Strategy that

    reduce Major SHERQ Incidents.

 Identify Risks/opportunities/strategies to leverage SHERQ performance.

 Partner with insurers on risk mitigation strategies.

 Determine benchmarking requirements to establish common indicators/measurements.

 Assure the maintenance and development of ISO14001 environmental management systems for the agreed area/site and retain accreditation.

 Calculate the carbon emissions associated with the production activities of Heineken Beverages and to develop emission reduction strategies.

 Manage company policies and statutory regulations for Environmental sustainability, including looking at environmental incident prevention &                          implementation of systems to reduce occurrences.

 Assure the development and implementation of training Environmental sustainability ensuring mandatory training is delivered.

 Ensure legal compliance of all Heineken Beverages Manufacturing sites in relation to environmentaldischarges to the air, water, and land                                  environments.

 Support production sites and farms with technical support related to water use legislative requirements and the development of wastewater                            treatment facilities and processes.

 Build effective relationships with all stakeholders within Supply Chain and wider Heineken to ensure SHERQ compliance.

 Continuously improve and innovate SHERQ technology approaches and practices.

 Build effective partnerships with suppliers, regulatory bodies and government agencies which lead to continuous improvement in their services.

 Promote and drive collaboration between other Heineken Supply Chain Regions and functions to drive performance improvement through                                benchmarking both internally and externally.

 Ensure collaboration between other manufacturing sites and functions to drive performance improvement through benchmarking both internally and                externally.

 Follow Heineken Beverages’ policies and procedures and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.


Job Requirements Education

 Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, or related field.



 5+ years’ experience working in sustainability or a related field.

 5 + experience in end-to-end supply chain management.

 Demonstrated success in developing and implementing sustainability programs.

 Excellent project management skills.

 Strong research and writing ability.

 Superior interpersonal and communication skills.

 Ability to influence and drive change.

 Demonstrated success in risk identification and mitigation.

 Experience in Health and Safety will be beneficial.





The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Heineken Beverages (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd) is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.

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