As a Sustainability & ESG Assistant, you will be getting involved with projects focusing on all environmental, social and governance aspects across the business.

Reporting into our ESG Manager your key focus will be completing all aspects of ESG and carbon scope reporting. Focusing on continuous improvement, reviewing, and building on reporting processes to ensure that they deliver relevant sustainability information. Support with third-party accreditation and coordinate and complete accurate preparation of corporate ESG, shareholder and customer reporting requirements, meeting deadlines in a timely manner.


Duties include:


  • Keeping up to date with trends on SMI’s ESG initiatives including tree planting, customer plastic consumption, eco products ordered and recycling scheme.
  • Support with annual carbon footprint data collection
  • Collect data for own van delivery van emissions



  • Raise awareness for SMI’s volunteering initiatives
  • Develop new ways to increase and promote social impact
  • Work with HR to ensure diversity, equality, and social statistics are up to date and accurate
  • Promote SMI’s ESG Champion scheme



  • Support ESG Manager with policies and procedures
  • Support with ensuring SMI is up to date with laws and regulations
  • Support with continued supply chain mapping


What do I need?

To become a Sustainability & ESG Assistant at SMI, you will need:

  • A strong passion for sustainability and social value with a keen desire to have a positive impact and make a difference
  • Analytical thinking, enjoy problem thinking
  • Confidence in building stakeholder relations
  • Excellent communication and time management
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office
  • A degree in business management with sustainability or similar is desirable but not mandatory


Why join SMI?

SMI is an employee-focused company with a strong family-run history. We understand that our massive success is all thanks to our staff who demonstrate our values in everything they do. We put our staff at the forefront of our business, giving them autonomy and recognition to create meaningful and lasting careers in a fun and progressive environment.

By joining SMI, you will receive:

  • A salary of £28,000 – £32,000 DOE
  • Entry into our Growth by Sharing bonus scheme following probation
  • 33 days of annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing after 3 years of service
  • Perks and wellbeing activities including our Values Champion Nomination Scheme, EAP scheme, and regular company events
  • Hybrid working in line with company policy
  • Friday 4pm finish


How do I apply?

To become a Sustainability & ESG Assistant with SMI simply hit “Apply Now” and send us your CV. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to get in touch with Claire at HR@smigroupuk.com