• Environmental Sustainability Manager

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
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  • Overview

    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World.

    At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.


    Responsible for managing the initiation and continuous delivery of a broad-based, company-wide environmental sustainability program throughout the global Company. Drive progress throughout the program lifecycle, from planning and budgeting, through deployment, to ongoing performance management and improvement. Ensure UL’s environmental sustainability efforts enhance business performance, corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, brand value and supports the long-term interests of the Company.



    • Champion the importance of environmental sustainability for UL across all stakeholder groups, internal and external to UL, including employees, customers, consumers, suppliers and constituents.
    • Develop and direct a geographically dispersed, matrix internal team of individuals to drive environmental sustainability at the local level. Oversee and define the scope of the team, short-and long-term. Define the team’s duties, and assign accountabilities with their managers’ support and commitment.
    • Provides practical advice, coordination, support and management tools to business units, functions and site leaders engaged in implementing environmental sustainability initiatives.
    • Measure, monitor, and report progress against environmental sustainability strategies, objectives and performance targets, offering guidance, direction, and expertise.\
    • Identify and prioritize areas for institutional environmental sustainability efforts, and recommend strategies for proactively addressing relevant environmental sustainability issues, such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.
    • Serve as an internal environmental sustainability subject matter expert. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of laws and regulations that impact the organization. Updates the organization on new regulations and environmental sustainability initiatives.
    • Develop and implement standardized global processes to monitor, track, communicate and report on the financial and environmental impact of UL’s environmental sustainability efforts.
    • Foster a culture of environmental sustainability through ongoing internal and external communications and education.
    • May manage the performance of direct reports by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing career counseling, feedback and guidance.


    • Proven track record of implementing enterprise-wide global sustainability programs.
    • Excellent ability to manage multiple, complex projects, simultaneously; and adaptable to shifting priorities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as this role will frequently interact with all levels of the organization as well as external stakeholders.
    • Ability to network and persuade employees and management to buy into sustainability initiatives.
    • Strong strategic, analytical, communication and decision-making skills.
    • Knowledge of and experience with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Bachelor Degree in environmental sciences, environmental management, occupational safety and health, engineering or sustainability.




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