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Environment Assistant

The Sofidel Group  

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 2,173 million Euros (2020) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,428,000 tonnes in 2020). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet. A member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to reducing its impact on natural capital and maximising social benefits, setting as objective the creation of shared added value for all stakeholders. Sofidel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Job Purpose

Sofidel UK are currently recruiting for a confident and ambitious Environment Assistant to join us at our site in Leicester. Working in conjunction wiht the Environmental Manager this role is key ti guaranteeing our compliance with laws and provisions in environmental protection defined by the Corporate Dept. At Sofidel we are passionate about sustainability, our innovative methodologies are at the forefront of our minds when looking at the effeciency and proficiency of our manufacturing process. The Environment Assistant will work cohesively with the Plant Managers at each of our sites in Leicester and aid the fostering of our group sustainability mission. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Environment Manager for the maintenance and implementation of systems in matters of environmental management and forest certifications
  • Manage the communication flow with the relevant authorities in matters of environmental protection
  • Collaborate with the Environment Manager for the maintenance of the granted environmental permissions
  • Support, assist and collaborate with the other corporate depts. on operational aspects related to environmental issues
  • Support the corporate Environment Dept in the management of the communication flow towards clients on environmental topics
  • Promote a safety-bound corporate culture
  • Apply the Corporate Principles and Values

Additional skills/requirements

  • Experience of undertaking internal audits and participating in audits undertaken by external parties e.g. Certification Bodies, Environment Agency, Customer Audits

  • Working knowledge of waste legislation

  • Working knowledge of legionella and cooling systems

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