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Sedex appoints new Chief Technology Officer and launches new strategy to drive supply chain sustainability

We’re delighted to announce that Ross Heritage has joined Sedex as Chief Technology Officer.

Ross joins our Executive Team as Sedex launches a new strategy to drive growth in supply chain sustainability and ESG (environment, social and governance) performance. As companies face mounting pressure to demonstrate long-term resilience and sustainable value creation, having credible supply chain data and intelligent assessment tools are increasingly critical.

Ross is an established leader in technology and product, with a successful track record of delivering technology transformation in high-growth businesses. His 23-year career spans financial, medical, consumer and media fields, including Chief Technology Officer roles at Pharmaspectra and Acuris, plus technology-centred roles at the BBC.

As our Chief Technology Officer, Ross will be instrumental in Sedex’s delivery of high-quality technology to support our members in making global supply chains more socially and environmentally sustainable.

Ross brings deep knowledge in tech and data operations, leading multi-disciplinary departments, and delivering product programmes. Data and technology are powerful enablers of supply chain sustainability – Ross’s experience in technology transformation will enable Sedex to leverage this power and deliver the solutions that businesses so urgently need to meet their goals.

We are thrilled to welcome him to our Executive Team as we launch our new strategy.

Jon Hancock, Chief Executive Officer, Sedex

Making global supply chains more socially and environmentally sustainable

Sedex’s ambitious new strategy builds on our established strengths of site-specific and scalable data tools, an integrated data platform, and supply chain assessment tools. We reached 75,000 members in 2022, and will grow our global reach even further to help more businesses draw insights and drive improvement deeper into supply networks.

I’m excited to join Sedex at such a pivotal moment for the company and for sustainability more widely. We know our customers recognise the value of innovative technology and accurate insights – I believe Sedex’s investment in these will support them to achieve demonstrable improvement. I look forward to building solutions that enable genuine progress across supply chains globally.
We are thrilled to welcome him to our Executive Team as we launch our new strategy.

Ross Heritage, Chief Technology Officer, Sedex

Through exceptional data, accessible tools, and services that make it easier for businesses to continuously improve their ESG outcomes, we’ll become a critical partner for supply chain sustainability. This will include delivering actionable social and environmental data insights, a dynamic suite of assessment tools, and a data-backed ratings solution to help businesses make more informed decisions.

This work has already begun, with our platform transformation and review of SMETA to improve issue detection and support more measurable outcomes. We’ll also expand our consultancy services, supplier offering, and capabilities of other existing products. To deliver this expansion of technology and growth, and better meet businesses’ needs, Sedex will be seeking investment.

Learn more at Xplore Sustainability 2023

Discover more about our exciting plans at the Xplore Sustainability conference, in London on 22-23 March 2023. Join over 600 delegates from leading brands, global businesses and expert fields to explore the critical ESG challenges, solutions and opportunities facing companies today, and celebrate great achievements at the Sedex Sustainability Awards dinner