Acre is trusted by world-leading organisations, from NGOs to blue chip, to place senior people in roles
that drive forward their sustainability, CR, health & safety or energy agendas.
Our global network of senior executives operating at or near board level includes well-known business and thought leaders from the private, public and third sectors. We look for people who are passionate about tackling social and environmental issues, and realise the commercial benefits of purposeful leadership.
Evidence shows that companies with diverse teams and boards yield higher levels of profitability. Acre is committed to supporting diversity, equality and inclusion. As a key stakeholder in the recruitment process, this is both an obligation and an opportunity for a future-fit business.
We approach every search as a partnership. Our experienced consultants recognise the skills required to drive the ambitious agendas of our clients. They’re supported by a team of dedicated researchers who approach the marketplace with professionalism and discretion.
Speak to our team:
Catherine Harris, Principal Consultant
Catherine.Harris@acre.com | +44 (0)20 7400 5570
"When it came to recruit a Sustainable Development Manager, we looked for an organisation that specialised in this discipline and could work to a high standard. Acre did not disappoint - and the level of service provided was first class. Despite a very focused and defined job role, they were efficient in providing a shortlist of qualified candidates from which we were able to select an applicant of quality."
Head of HR, Eurotunnel
"Acre worked very effectively on the recruitment of sustainability and environment professionals for European and UK operations. Acre got a good grasp of our needs, and played an important role in the selection and appointment of a number of key individuals in to our organisation."
Senior Director, McDonald's
"Thank you Acre for your initiative and innovation. This is my second placement with Acre and I'm getting more and more impressed with your work."
Ethical Compliance Manager, Debenhams
"Tenacious Acre. The team persevered and delivered what seemed an impossible recruit. I thoroughly recommend the use of Acre’s services."
CSR Manager, Burberry
"We had been looking to fill a difficult role for 2 years and had been through several rounds of interviewing without success. With their networking and specialist knowledge of the area, Acre were able to find a number of talented candidates which led to a successful appointment."
Global Technical Manager, Syngenta
"Marks & Spencer worked with Acre on specific energy assignments and they understood our recruitment needs well. Their knowledge of the marketplace was impressive and they brought an informed and professional approach to the process."
Senior Recruitment Manager, Marks & Spencer
"There’s no doubt that Acre are the best when it comes to recruiting sustainability professionals. This is partly down to the high-calibre of candidates they find - but also because they take the time to understand the role, the requirements, and the business to find the perfect match."
Head of Corporate Responsibility, BSkyB
"Acre has been a great partner in helping us fulfill our resourcing requirements. The service we have received from the team is truly that of a partner who understands our business and we are always guaranteed an exceptional personal service which is a rarity in this day and age."
Resourcing Lead, BP
"Galliford Try used Acre to recruit a CR Manager to the business. The process they followed in matching our requirements with those of potential candidates was very thorough and ensured we received a high quality shortlist. They provided excellent support throughout the process which enabled us to secure our preferred candidate."
Group Human Resources Director, Galliford Try
"Thanks very much for your professionalism and perseverance in driving through this difficult specialist recruitment. We particularly liked your understanding of the candidate brief and the way you spotted the talents who fitted the mark. In addition to this you have been excellent with your organisation and helped me to keep track of the status of each candidate. Overall - an excellent working relationship resulting in a good conclusion to the recruit."
Head of Strategy, BT Global Services
The Accord is a ground breaking agreement between over 200 global retail brands and the world’s two largest trade unions, with the aim of improving the safety conditions of c.3 million garment workers in Bangladesh. With a limited time frame to launch, Acre was retained to hire the first two employees – the Executive Director and Chief Safety Inspector, both rare profiles, yet vital to the success of the initiative.