Safety & Sustainability

Climate change is the single greatest issue facing our generation. The Paris Agreement has put the spotlight on businesses to play their part in transitioning to a more ethical and circular economy. With radical action having been catalysed in Europe, Asia and the Americas, Australian businesses are now experiencing their highest ever demand for sustainability leaders to guide their journey. 

The role of the sustainability professional is also evolving, from a single generalist across environmental and social topics, to senior leaders with board-level reporting lines and experts within climate risk, circular economy, community engagement, sustainable product development, ethical sourcing, water stewardship, zero waste and net-zero emissions. 

Employees want to work for organisations that truly care about their health, safety and well-being whilst also having the voice to enact change. Work, Health and Safety positions have not always been a standalone function within the manufacturing environment, with parts of the role being divided up. This has led to a shortage of qualified staff and in turn, driven salaries higher over recent years. 


The role of safety professionals was thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic and continues to grow in profile as companies across Australia seek to build safer and healthier workplaces and cultures. Defining a sustainability strategy aligned with the purpose of a business is now a must-have.

In our first Safety & Sustainability Talent Trends report, Six Degrees experts explore the market and what both organisations and talent are looking for.

DOWNLOAD THE safety & sustainability TALENT TRENDS REPORT 2022

safety & sustainability RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS

As a values-led business, we partner with organisations that are committed to sustainable business practices, no matter how far they are along their sustainability journey. Whether it’s building a net-zero commitment, developing the latest TCFD report, modelling climate risk, mapping material topics to the sustainable development goals, building a board-level business case or engaging with commuting, we have an exceptional network of talent to drive ambitious change.

There has never been so much focus on employee well-being as there currently is and the goal of every company is to ensure that staff gets to work in a safe and secure environment. This has led to an increase in demand for safety-related positions across FMCG, Retail and Manufacturing companies.

Our dedicated Safety & Sustainability recruitment specialists are experts in attracting and recruiting the right talent, combining both the technical and commercial skills required to succeed in safety and sustainability roles.


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JOBS we recruit

  • Sustainability Director

  • Climate Change Program Manager

  • Head of Corporate Responsibility

  • Environment and Energy General Manager

  • ESG Director

  • Head of Circularity

  • Net Zero Program Manager

  • Environmental Manager

  • Health and Safety Manager

  • Sustainability Officer

  • WHS Coordinator

  • Head of Safety

  • RTW Specialist

  • Injury Management Consultant

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