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Job Title:  Senior Communications Specialist - Environmental, Social, and Governance (Hybrid)

Req ID:  33520
Job Category:  Legal

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

This position can be based out of Plymouth, MN; Conroe, TX; Birmingham, AL; St. Louis, MO; or Mentor, OH

The Senior Environmental, Social, and Governance Specialist will provide input and drive implementation of our sustainability strategy and programs. The role will work across supply chains, with businesses, corporate team members, outside industry groups and with downstream customers with a goal of delivering practical sustainability solutions that enable our business to grow while meeting external expectations for transparency through ESG reporting and initiatives. Perform other duties as assigned.  This position may be elevated to Manager Environmental, Social and Governance based on experience and qualifications.


  • The role is responsible for coordinating cross-divisional sustainability teams to drive initiatives for ESG goals around carbon, waste, and water.
  •  Drive the implementation of a multi-year ESG strategy that aligns with the company’s vision.
  • Serve as the SME for GHG emissions and carbon footprint, which includes managing data and tracking systems. 
  • Oversee customer survey request process to ensure consistency and accuracy of information. 
  • The role will support divisional executives across the company in the execution of broader divisional ESG initiatives. 
  • Sit on divisional sustainability committees and promote progress on projects. 
  • Support the continued establishment of and measurement of progress against formal quantitative and qualitative ESG goals and targets.
  • Complete the submissions for formal evaluations conducted by leading CSRS research and ratings firms, including MSCI, ISS, and CDP and others.
  • Manage the company sustainability website and assist with the publication of the Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability Report.
  • Implement and managing solutions for maintaining consistent and accurate tracking and reporting on CSRS performance.
  • Partner with data analytics to analyze data and manage the ESG dashboard to expand metrics tracked.  
  • Partner with the marketing and communications teams to optimally position sustainability at the customer level and internally to tell the story of our efforts across the supply chain.
  • Engage with engineering teams to optimize sustainable operations and product development. 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience in driving corporate responsibility functions, including ESG, sustainability, EHS, compliance, internal audit or investor relations. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible.
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills. 
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Technical knowledge and experience with relevant standards and reporting frameworks, including GRI, SASB, IIIRC, CDP and others. 
  • Understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and experience with evolving approaches to corporate reporting on alignment, prioritization and progress.
  • Digital design experience preferred.
  • Experience with data analytics preferred. 

What we offer

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  33520
Job Category:  Legal

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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