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Specialist, ESG

American Bureau of Shipping
Houston (Hybrid)
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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Employer Sector
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Environmental, Social & Governance
The Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Specialist works closely with the human resources team, and the head of DE&I. Their main focus will revolve around documenting the company's overall contribution toward the organization's environmental footprint. They are a supportive member of the larger HR family, focusing on an organization's overall diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, programs, advancements, and retention. The ESG Specialist will also ensure equity in the organization through managing diversity programs, projects, trainings, and communication logistics

What You Will Do:

  • Apply for and maintain membership in the UN Global Compact
  • Establish ESG targets
  • Create mechanisms to measure and track progress towards targets
  • Coordinate annual ESG report generation process
  • Work closely with various DE&I team members regarding the planning and execution of DE&I-related events around the globe.
  • Partner with Marketing & Communications on various communication needs to properly announce DE&I initiatives and activities.
HR Communications
  • Assist the Chief HR Officer in improving, developing and implementing effective intra-department communication strategies globally.
  • Create and edit content for internal HR communication channels, including emails, intranet and live events.
  • Support the Chief HR Officer in organizing and coordinating virtual town halls and other communication activities.
  • Ensure consistency and alignment of messaging across all HR communication materials.
What You Will Need:

Education and Experience
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in ESG reporting, sustainability, or corporate social responsibility.
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Sustainability, or a related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively across functions, leader and geographies.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Proficiency in graphic and presentation design software such as Adobe, PowerPoint, Canva, etc. is preferred.
  • Knowledge of UN Global Compact ESG frameworks and standards is preferred.
  • Knowledge of internal communication practices and strategies is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the ABS Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Management System.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to a Manager, Director or Executive level position. Typically, this position does not have direct reports, but may, as directed, supervise individuals in a clerical or admin role.


We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We're at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Bureau proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Bureau also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

ABS Bureau is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job. #ogjs

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