Safety & Sustainability talent trends report

Talent evolution in Safety and Sustainability

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.

Top talent are driven by the core activities of the business and the level of resources that senior leaders are willing to commit to sustainability and Environment Social Governance-centric engagement programs. Candidates don't want to spend their time convincing the business to be more sustainable - they want to take it to the next level!

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

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Snapshot OF safety & sustainability TALENT TRENDS:

  • Job market insights

  • The needs of organisations

  • The needs of Safety and Sustainability professionals today

  • Salary guide and recruitment tips ​