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Sustainability Reporting Specialist- Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level role. For additional information, please contact  Deb Barrett,

Position Summary:
The position will be based in Decatur, IL and will report directly to Director, Global Sustainability Programs. It is a hybrid position, and the chosen candidate may reside in the Chicago area.
This position supports Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (ADM) global sustainability program and  the internal and external reporting of the company’s sustainability initiative, as well as, internal sustainability projects. Working closely in support of business unit leadership and with Legal, Operations, Communications, and other cross-functional corporate stakeholders, the Sustainability Reporting Specialist supports significant portions of Company’s’ Sustainability messaging and ratings. The Sustainability Reporting Specialist supports the sustainability organization by leveraging their reporting knowledge and communications skills to drive improvements in the company’s sustainability reputation and rating and ranking scores.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain expertise on Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and other annual responses. Track and measure the sustainability reporting initiatives and identify gaps via bench-marking. 
  • Monitor and benchmark reporting trends and changes to reporting standards to provide insights and recommendations on advancing company’s external reporting practices.
  • Provide sales and RFP support, identify and prioritize stakeholder questionnaires and surveys. Contribute to the development and review of responses to surveys from investors, suppliers, etc.
  • Develop communication materials for website, sales team, and external stakeholders
  • Assist with Sedex, EcoVadis and other assessment programs and audits.
  • Assist with data collection for quarterly Board of Directors and Executive Management reporting, annual and semi-annual sustainability reports, and rating/ranking questionnaires.
  • Identify and implement new technologies to support global sustainability reporting and communication tasks.
  • Any other responsibilities, as may be considered necessary to support and advise management on ADM’s sustainability efforts.

Job Requirements:

  • Three (3) years of experience in a corporate setting with focus on environmental, sustainability or related field
  • At least two (2) years of experience with and knowledge of sustainability/CSR reporting methods including DJSI, CDP, TCFD, SASB, GRI, Sedex, Ecovadis, etc.
  • Experience and/or exposure with ratings/ranking agencies and associated players
  • Validated strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis
  • Microsoft Office Skills – PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly and exercise follow-through skills, adhere to a work schedule and address challenges as they arise.
  • Must be proficient in English, although knowledge of another language would be beneficial.
  • Experience working in or supporting an international business is preferred.
  • High level of motivation, team-player attitude, and results-oriented way of working.
  • 15-30% travel estimated

Core Competencies:

  • Project Management – Ability to run several projects and ensure completion to agreed deadlines. Must be detail oriented and to take sound critical decisions on whether or not to engage potential business partners based on the results of due diligence reviews.
  • Working under Pressure – Ability to stay firm and collected under pressure and manage completion of tasks in line with established guidelines and procedures.
  • Communication – Must have good communication, negotiation and training skills to communicate effectively with colleagues, senior management and business partners. Ability to communicate negative results and reasons to business units and senior management. Good interpersonal skills, have the ability to bring about organizational change.
  • Concern for Quality – Demonstrates a high standard of quality in their work.
  • Integrity/Values – Must have a strong personal and professional commitment to the values of compliance, ethics and integrity and must demonstrate same in carrying out daily responsibilities.
  • Diversity – Understands the value of a diverse workplace and treats all employees equally irrespective of sex, race, religious belief, age or disability.
  • Confidentiality – Ability to work with confidential and sensitive material discreetly.
  • Problem Solving and Analysis – Ability to review a multitude of reporting requirements.  Must be able to break down complex situations into component parts and develop solutions in a logical, detailed way
  • Conflict Resolution – Effectively manage conflict and positively shape outcomes that minimize risk and are acceptable to all partners

Relocation assistance is available with this position.      
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.

About ADM:

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at


ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

Ref ID #LI-NA1

Cook County, Illinois


Requisition ID:  00127975

Organization:  Offices Under the President

Job Posting:  Jun 29, 2022   Closing Date:  Jul 20, 2022

Full-time:  Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M.  Shift End Time:  4:30 P.M.

Work Locations:  Central-Chicago-Cook County Administration 69 W. Washington

Posting Salary:  $65,452-$90,067 ANNUALLY


Requisition ID:  00127973

Organization:  Offices Under the President

Job Posting:  Jun 29, 2022   Closing Date:  Jul 20, 2022

Full-time:  Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M.  Shift End Time:  4:30 P.M.

Work Locations:  Central-Chicago-Cook County Administration 69 W. Washington

Posting Salary:  $65,452-$90,067 ANNUALLY

Environmental Consulting & Technology

ESG Specialist/ Project Manager

Link: Careers – Environmental Consulting & Technology (

ECT seeks to hire a Project Manager to advance and grow its existing practice related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments, reporting, and initiatives largely within the firm’s manufacturing and industrial client base.

The professional hired for this role will join ECT’s Compliance and Sustainability team focused on ESG and net-reductions strategies, as well as environmental management systems, health & safety programs, and air quality services. Within this larger team, this professional will find the technical expertise, client relationships, and existing accounts to contribute to existing client needs as well as growth their own portfolio over time.

Preferred locations: Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit. Any ECT metro locations will be considered. A remote hire arrangement is an option for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated experiencing with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Significant experience with other of the ESG frameworks will be considered for the right candidate.
  • Knowledge of and ability to present ESG and related concepts such as GHG management, net-zero manufacturing, environmental compliance and regulation, and other related sustainability and carbon-reduction topics and concepts.
  • Project management experience in a related consultant setting providing a based knowledge of front-end project pursuit and capture, strong project management and solution-building fundamentals, and general client engagement strategies.
  • Ability to support clients in the strategic development of their ESG and sustainability plans, reporting, and metrics – including at times being a liaison between numerous client and program stakeholders for a functional outcome and programs.
  • Experience and working knowledge of manufacturing, processing, and related industrial markets. This does not have to expansive and can be limited to specific client or industry programs.
  • Working knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety and Management Systems such as various ISO, OSHA and related performance and compliance programs.
  • Strong communication and organization skills that translate to analytical work, written content, effective presentations, and successful project outcomes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or with complimentary work experience and/or desired framework knowledge.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for Senior Specialist Environmental Health & Safety. The position develops, implements and monitors programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations both locally for Abbott Park as well as supporting all 5 divisions globally. 


  • Oversee the local hazardous waste program to ensure Divisional personnel implement and maintain the ongoing program in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare ongoing regulatory compliance documents related to various air/water/waste/community right to know/other regulatory programs.
  • Develops and provides training (hazardous waste, internal management standards, technical programs, sustainability goals) for employees locally and globally.
  • Works independently most of the time and uses judgment in data analysis to develop and design solutions to difficult health and safety problems.
  • Serves as a resource to division management and EHS staff on matters relating to environmental compliance, sustainability, and general safety.  
  • Provides on call support for EHS emergencies in Lake County.
  • Conducts ISO 14001 /ISO45001 gap assessments and internal audits.
  • Works under the supervision of the EHS Manager, while also working independently to solve day-to-day problems.
  • Applies professional experience and education to develop innovative and practical solutions to local and Divisional challenges.
  • Supports facility Emergency Response, Fire Plan and release reporting actions.
  • Complies with U.S. EPA regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.


  • B.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety field with both hands on and program management experience.
  • Ability to navigate and interpret EHS regulations.
  • Expected to function with little direction and be able to independently drive complex projects to completion.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Similar position will be opening soon in Construction Safety.


The position will lead the development of the global dangerous goods program worldwide, providing corporate wide leadership and technical support to Abbott’s Dangerous Goods and Federal Motor Carrier programs. The position acts as the primary contact with regulatory bodies to influence dangerous goods regulations and provide technical support /strategy to Abbott sites worldwide.

The Manager, Dangerous Goods Programs is responsible to ensure Abbott dangerous goods transportation shipments (such as medical devices containing lithium batteries, reagents, and other products, waste shipments, and return goods) are regulatory compliant and that there are no uninterrupted product shipments. The position is responsible for the development of worldwide standards, procedures, and tools to ensure Abbott’s dangerous goods shipments are appropriately managed. The position is also responsible to ensure FMCSA regulations are met.


  • Chair Abbott’s Dangerous Goods technical expert team of 15 division experts and provide dangerous goods transportation technical support to all Abbott sites.
  • Chair the FMCSA management team and provide technical support to ~12 sites subject to the regulations.
  • Serve as the Corporation’s primary contact with external trade organizations and regulatory agencies to address key global compliance issues applicable to Abbott.
  • Communicate proposed regulatory ruling and changes to applicable Abbott sites.
  • Develop and implement action plans to address regulatory changes.
  • Establish and maintain Dangerous Goods procedures and policies worldwide.
  • Oversee and develop Dangerous Goods and Federal Motor Carrier self-assessment program.
  • Conduct Dangerous Goods regulatory and program assessments worldwide.
  • Serve as the Corporation’s primary contact for dangerous goods transportation incidents and assist in incident investigation.



  • At least ten years of experience in dangerous goods and hazardous materials management.
  • US DOT, IATA, IMDG, and DGSA dangerous goods certifications, or able to become certified.
  • Experience with classification of dangerous goods.
  • Team leadership experience involving cross-divisional and cross-functional participants.
  • Track record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external clients/resources; demonstrates ability to successfully negotiate among peers and customers.
  • Proven success managing projects and programs.
  • Consultative skills and client service focus; ability to work with internal stakeholders and drive towards consensus and decision.
  • Strong operational understanding and experience.
  • Global regulatory perspective.
  • Project management and program execution expertise.