Legal Counsel ESG

Legal Counsel ESG

Richemont Group

Bellevue, Switzerland

CONTEXT

The candidate will support the Group on its ambition to be recognised as a luxury industry leader on Environment, Social & Governance (ESG)-related matters. In doing so, the candidate will support the Group on all legal and regulatory matters relating to its ESG strategy, including on the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • UN Guiding Principles/Business & Human Rights/Modern Slavery/Forced Labour;
  • Conflict Minerals;
  • ESG-related Due Diligence Requirements for Responsible Sourcing/Supply Chain;
  • Environmental Protection;
  • Recycling & Circular Economy;
  • Climate & Carbon Reduction;
  • Sustainable Design;
  • Other Non-Financial Reporting and Green Taxonomy matters;
  • Ethical standards.

HOW WILL YOU MAKE AN IMPACT?

This is a fast-moving area with a volume of new work constantly creating the need for reprioritisation of resources and managing stakeholders across the Group and its Maisons. It also requires a great deal of commitment to keeping up to date with new laws and regulations.

You will have the key responsibility of:

  • Monitoring of laws and regulations – Maintaining an efficient monitoring of the relevant laws and regulations for the topics listed above, to verify that all business components effectively identify and address all relevant legal and regulatory risks;
  • Development of Policies & Procedures – Supporting the relevant functions on the development and implementation of ESG-related policies & procedures, including, for example, supporting on the implementation of supplier due diligence policies and procedures;
  • Transparency Framework – Supporting Group Sustainability and Group/Maison Marketing teams on the implementation of guidelines for transparency on ESG matters and providing reactive support in respect of any issues arising out of ESG-related promotional activity and product claims;
  • Sustainability Reporting & Audits – Supporting Group Sustainability on any legal and regulatory issues that arise out of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council) or similar standards or bodies;
  • Education & Outreach – Working with the Group Legal function to educate Group & Maison stakeholders on the legal and regulatory issues related to the Group’s ESG strategy;
  • Reporting to the Group Committees – Inputting into the preparation of reports for the Governance & Sustainability Committee, Audit Committee and the Legal & Regulatory Compliance Committee on the Group’s ESG compliance strategy and implementation.

HOW WILL YOU EXPERIENCE SUCCESS WITH US?

  • Five years or more of work experience in a similar role (business legal function);
  • Bachelor/Master’s or any other academic degree in business-related disciplines, ESG/human rights and/or law;
  • Fluent in French and English; German is a plus;
  • Strong communication and facilitating skills, and excellent written skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues in simple terms;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an overall larger team;
  • Dedicated, flexible, curious, pragmatic and autonomous;
  • Willing to travel.

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