ED&F Man has an opportunity for an experienced and high calibre Sustainability Director to join a world leading trader of agricultural commodities within a wholly owned subsidiary of our Coffee Trading Division - VOLCAFE. This senior position offers a broad spectrum of opportunity, scope, commercial activity and authority. Reporting to the Volcafe Senior Leadership Team, this role will also represent Volcafe in the ED&F Man CSR Steering Committee and Organic Development Committee.
Volcafe has built and operated certified, sustainable supply chains across all our origins, addressing key economic, social and environmental issues in coffee farming communities. Since 2014 Volcafe has been providing direct technical assistance to farmers, helping them to improve their coffee quality, farm productivity and yields via our Volcafe Way Farmer Support Organizations (FSOs).
The Sustainability Director will lead the expansion of a company-wide strategic global sustainability initiative, integrating sustainability throughout the company. This role is responsible for ensuring that the company’s sustainability effort also enhances business performance and supports the long-term interests of the company.
The Sustainability Director would ideally be located in our office in Switzerland, but could be located in any of our global offices.
Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses.
ED&F Man’s coffee business, Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta coffees and provides beans for 80 billion cups of coffee each year. Our expertise spans green coffee procurement and preparation, quality control, risk management and logistics.
We work in countries that collectively account for over 90% of world production. From single origin micro-lots to mainstream commercial grades and customised blends, we have what it takes to get the right product to our roaster and retail customers – on time, every time. We are also big on sustainability and traceability: our unique farmer outreach programme, known as The Volcafe Way, works directly with coffee growers to train them in best agronomy practice and sound business management.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law. ED&F Man also takes reasonable steps to accommodate applicants with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.