Hester Bos Senior Manager Sustainability

Hester Bos

Personal quote / vision

Driven by the motto 'be the change you want to see in the world', I focus on guiding organisations towards positive impact with a business-oriented approach. As a pragmatic strategist, I provide insight into the sustainability landscape, emphasising value chain responsibility and transparency.

While setting sustainability goals is a first step, it is essential to make sustainability a fundamental strategy. My mission is to support companies in seamlessly integrating sustainability, resulting in lasting value for all stakeholders. I am committed to guiding companies in their transformation process, on sustainability, so that they can thrive by creating long-term value.

Specialized experience

  • Driven and experienced sustainability professional, change agent and strategist with a strong focus on circularity, human rights due diligence, value chain responsibility and transparency.
  • My value lies in understanding all value chain needs, forging a solid business-relevant approach and translating this into executable plans.
  • Sustainability strategy (through materiality analysis and stakeholder management).
  • Design and implement ambitious due diligence programmes in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP reporting framework) and the OECD Guidelines for International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC).
  • Establishing, implementing and embedding pathways for responsible sourcing, sustainable product development, improved working conditions and payment of a living wage.
  • Mapping social impact and supply chain assessment.
  • EU Green Deal - specific focus on sustainability reporting requirements (CSRD/ESRS).
  • Developing international sustainability programmes, training and workshops.
  • Education: Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Business Administration & Textile Engineering

Specific customer experience

  • Diversity in medium and large (family) business.
  • Consumer & retail industry (extensive experience in fashion & textile industry and supply chain)
  • Industrials & manufacturing
  • Public & social sector (not for profit)