Hiring activity related to ESG increased at CAGR of 62% in the beverages industry since 2020

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The global beverages industry witnessed a 62% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new job postings related to ESG since 2020, according to GlobalData's Job Analytics database. New job postings increased by 109% year-on-year in 2021, and by 26% year-on-year in 2022.

Notably, management occupations jobs accounted for 20% share of the global beverages industry’s ESG-related new job postings since 2020.

Management occupations drive ESG-related hiring activity

Management occupations, with a share of 20%, emerged as the top ESG-related job roles within the beverages industry since 2020, with new job postings rising by 120% year-on-year in 2021 and by 24% year-on-year in 2022.

Production occupations came in second with a share of 17%, with new job postings rising by 65% year-on-year in 2021 and by 43% year-on-year in 2022.

The other prominent ESG roles include office and administrative support occupations with a 12% share, and business and financial operations occupations with an 8% share and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations with a 7% share.

The top five companies in the beverages industry accounted for 41% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of the number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, since 2020 were Nestle, PepsiCo, Tyson Foods, Niagara Bottling, and Unilever. Together they accounted for a combined share of 41% of all ESG-related new jobs in the beverages industry.

Nestle posted 12,921 ESG-related jobs since 2020, followed by PepsiCo with 10,094 jobs, and Tyson Foods with 8,475 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

New job postings by Nestle increased by 1% year-on-year in 2022, while those by PepsiCo increased by 21% in 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 62% share of total new job postings since 2020

The largest share of ESG-related new job postings in the beverages industry since 2020 was in the US with 62%, followed by the UK (6%) and Canada (4%). The share represented by the US increased by one percentage point from 60% in 2021 to 61% in 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s Job Analytics database uses machine learning to uncover key insights from tracking daily job postings for thousands of companies globally. Proprietary analysis is used to group jobs into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.