ESG Standards Lead

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October 13, 2023


SERI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in the United States with a mission to help create a world where all electronics are sustainable. Best known for the R2 Sustainable Electronics Reuse and Recycling Standard, SERI engages all stakeholders through a range of programs focused on protecting people, the planet, and our natural resources and helping everyone, everywhere have access to responsible electronics reuse and recycling facilities.

Are you a professional with corporate sustainability experience, or other relevant corporate experience paired with a track record of success in the sustainability field? Are you looking for an opportunity that will help your career grow? Do you want to do something that makes a difference on a global scale? Do you want to work for a mission driven non-profit? Do you want the opportunity to be the leader of an ESG Standard?

Overview of the Position

At SERI, we consider ourselves “Champions of Electronics Sustainability” and serve as catalysts for change toward zero e-waste and a circular economy. For more than 15 years SERI has successfully led the multi-stakeholder development of the global R2 Standard and implemented an independent certification program for ensuring sustainability in the electronics value chain. We are leveraging that experience to begin development of a new standard that will systematically measure and report ESG metrics through the electronic value chain, meeting or exceeding regulatory requirements globally and enabling consistent and reliable metrics to benchmark and measure negative and positive impacts.

The ESG Standards Lead will lead the development and implementation of this ESG Reporting Standard. In this role you will engage with global stakeholders throughout the electronics value chain including manufacturers, recycling and repair facilities, regulators, and more to create and publish an ESG Reporting Standard in accordance with ANSI essential requirements for open standards development. The successful candidate will be passionate about sustainability, have an open mind, and an eagerness to continuously learn and evolve with the position.

The following outlines the primary areas of responsibility. Additional responsibilities or functions may be required as necessary to support the organization.

  • Develop an ESG reporting standard: Lead the launch of a new standard for ESG reporting in the electronics industry that is aligned with industry best practices and regulatory requirements in accordance with SERI’s ANSI accreditation
  • Develop an expertise in the subject matter of the standard: Stay updated on industry and sustainability reporting trends, research relevant regulation and similar ESG and Carbon Accounting standards systems
  • Engage with multistakeholder working groups: Collaborate with industry experts, representatives from regulatory bodies, and other relevant stakeholders to gather insights, opinions and feedback for the development and improvement of an ESG standard
  • Train and educate: Organize and develop training materials to educate different stakeholder groups
  • Communicate externally: Represent SERI at conferences, workshops and other standard-related events globally, collaborate with wider SERI team to communicate and deliver key messages related to the standard
  • Implement a standards assurance process: Responsible for the development, implementation and execution of a standard assurance plan, including creating the necessary guidance, training and oversight of assurance providers
  • Continuous improvement: Oversee changes and updates to the standard over time based on evolving industry practices, regulatory changes, stakeholder requirements, etc.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in sustainability or a related field
  • Work with or in the electronics and IT sectors
  • Experience with sustainability management systems, carbon calculations, lifecycle analysis (LCA), corporate sustainability and/or ESG reporting
  • Experience with standards development and certification programs
  • Broad range of experience with sustainability, environmental protection, social justice and more
  • Experience coordinating projects, set priorities, meet deadlines and deliver high quality results
  • Passionate about SERI’s mission
  • Solutions-oriented and sustainability focused
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ambitious
  • Proactive
  • Communicative
  • Eager to learn and grow
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Growth mindset and endless curiosity
  • Critical thinking skills to filter information, make decisions, and solve problems.

Compensation & Benefits

An attractive compensation package will be provided to the successful candidate commensurate with education and/or experience. SERI provides a Simple IRA with matching contributions for retirement, a Health Reimbursement Account, Life insurance, and Disability insurance. A liberal paid time off policy for holidays, vacation, sick, personal as well as a flexible work schedule and location.


Remote worldwide


ESG Standards Lead







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