Sion Pickering

Sustainable Business & Fair Trade Programme Manager

Background

I work to improve sustainability within our supply chains. This includes environmental sustainability - for example reducing the carbon emissions in our purchases - as well as social sustainability such as improving human rights and decreasing modern slavery. Previous projects I've worked on at SRS include business travel, energy saving and the sustainability awards. Before starting at the University in 2018, I worked in communications and marketing for local youth development charities.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA)

Project activity

Current

Sustainable Business & Fair Trade Programme:

  • Implementation of the Good Food Policy (Including the Palm Oil Policy)
  • Reducing carbon emissions from University procurement (Scope 3)
  • Addressing Modern Slavery & Human Rights within University Supply Chains (Including¬†Universities and Colleges Fairtrade Award)

Previous

  • Climate Conscious Travel (January 2018 - June 2021)
  • Energy Saving Communications (January 2018 - December 2019)
  • Estates Website Review (April 2018 - August 2018)
  • Introducing innovation into construction Research project (September 2018 - December 2018)
  • Sustainability Award Office Audits (September 2018 - January 2019)