Ethical Sourcing Officer
Ethical sourcing officers work for companies in the public and private sectors and also for supply chain operators, ensuring that products and services are obtained in responsible and sustainable ways. They make sure that the workers involved in the manufacturing of these products are treated fairly, and that there are no negative environmental and social impacts. They share some similar tasks with those of purchasing managers. According to the Department of Labor, there are more than 526,000 purchasing managers, buyers, and purchas...
Minimum Education Level
Ethical sourcing specialists employed in the U.S. in May 2021 earned an average salary of $60,311, according to Glassdoor.com. Salaries ranged from $38,000 to $95,000. The Department of Labor reported that purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents earned median salaries of $66,690 in May 2020. Salaries ranged from $39,810 or less to $112,170 or higher. Buyers and agents who worked in t...
Ethical sourcing officers generally work full-time hours in offices. They often work more than 40 hours per week, particularly when project deadlines need to be met. The job also requires travel to meet with suppliers. They sometimes will work outdoors, inspecting goods in warehouses and other locations. Ethical sourcing officers may also work evenings and weekends when needed. The job is somet...
An increasing number of companies have adopted ethical sourcing practices into their code of conduct for their suppliers. Awareness of the significance of ethical sourcing of goods, products, and services is expected to continue growing in the future. A 2019 study by Nielsen found that 73 percent of "global consumers [said] they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to re...