Careers in Sustainability

We are a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Our sustainability teams are working tirelessly towards achieving our ambitious short-term and long-term targets as outlined in our Now & Next Sustainability strategy.


Our goal is to cut waste and pollution, prolong the use of materials and products, reduce carbon emissions with renewable energy solutions, and responsibly source to protect and regenerate nature

And we do not just make the packaging the world touches every day. We are making changes happen across our industry with people who share our ambitions and want to make a positive difference. A better, more sustainable, and inclusive tomorrow is possible when we bring together the right people. People with a genuine desire to make things happen. Who support and challenge each other to make a difference through their work. Every day.  

Collectively we are leading the transition to a low carbon, circular economy. It is what inspires our teams across the world. And we hope it will inspire you too.

Your role

Your role will be vital in delivering our ambitious sustainability targets, whether through environmental analysis and reporting, circular economy engagement projects or developing sustainability strategies.  

We are always hiring for a number of different roles including Sustainability Manager, Health & Safety Specialist, Sustainability Analyst, Recyclability Laboratory Technician.  

With DS Smith's scale, circular business model, passionate experts, and collaborative culture, there is so much opportunity to drive real change in sustainable packaging.

Sascha Nicholson
Sustainability Director


Who we are looking for  

  • You will be steadfast in the pursuit of making a difference in our sustainability agenda. 
  • You will have outstanding communication, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • You will have a qualification in a relevant field, such as environmental science.  
  • You will have a curiosity to continuously learn and contribute across business, geographies, and functions 
  • And you will be a team player who embraces our core values of safety, quality, diversity, and inclusion.  

There’s never a dull day. Within the same day, I could be looking at our sustainability strategy, community projects, and paper sourcing... I’m really enjoying the diversity. It can be crazy and hectic some days but in a positive way!

Allison Berg
Sustainability Manager