Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

This position will provide legal support, including regulatory and compliance counseling, to the Company's sustainability function, including environmental, climate-related, responsible sourcing and similar matters.  This role will also support the Company's ESG efforts with respect to environmental and sustainability matters, supporting data governance and reporting efforts as well as related communications with internal and external stakeholders.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide advice and counsel regarding, and assist with compliance with, regulatory requirements and/or best practices with respect to sustainability matters, including environmental, climate-related, responsible sourcing and similar matters.
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding, and assist with defense of, any environmental lawsuits or investigations and any related regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct trend and risk analysis and competitive benchmarking to understand key stakeholder expectations of the sustainability landscape and ensure awareness of critical developments related to standard setters like GRI, SASB, TCFD, and other broadly recognized reporting standards/frameworks.
  • Provide advice and guidance on participation in sustainability-related initiatives globally, including assisting with responses to sustainability related questionnaires and surveys from external stakeholders.
  • Support communications related to these matters with the board of directors, senior leadership team, investor relations, and external stakeholders such as investors, policy makers and/or regulators.
  • Collaborate effectively with other internal partners supporting the Company's ESG efforts help drive implementation of the Company's ESG goals and develop strong partnerships and feedback loops.
  • Assist with the identification and development of appropriate platforms and systems to strengthen the collection of and data governance around information included in the Company's sustainability disclosures.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Typically reports to an Associate General Counsel.
  • Preferred areas of specialization include environmental, regulatory, and enforcement experience. 

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Environment: 

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel: 

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Physical Requirements:

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

  • The completion of a Juris Doctor or equivalent and required certifications for practicing law.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 15+ years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a regulatory role related to environmental or sustainability issues, including Department of Justice, EPA, enforcement or other similar roles.
  • Prior experience in sustainability, business strategy, business and human rights, or other relevant work at the intersection of business and ESG.
  • Prior experience in consulting or with investor stewardship functions balanced with understanding of corporate perspective.
  • Prior experience as in-house counsel. 
  • 15+ years of practice experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with and influence business and legal colleagues across multiple disciplines.
  • Comfortable challenging the status-quo while abiding by our values-based culture.
  • Project management and strong client service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member to foster strong relationships with business clients and team members and to maintain project timelines. 
  • The ability to confront conflict and difficult issues in a professional, assertive, and proactive manner.
  • Ability to articulate business needs clearly and accurately and present clear and concise solutions allowing business clients to make strategic decisions.
  • High degree of oral and written communication and analytical skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Proactive personality, eager to learn new areas.
  • The ability to work independently on numerous activities and prioritize them properly while meeting deadlines.

 



Atlanta, Georgia

​When it was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, The Home Depot began changing consumers’ perspectives about how they could care for and improve their homes. The Company created the “do-it-yourself” concept, spawning an entire industry that now spans the globe.

Today, The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,200 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

 

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