Woolworths , Head Of Sustainability
Justin Smith is head of the Woolworths Holdings Good Business Journey (Sustainability Programme) and is responsible for the strategy, structure and integration across the business to deliver its over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change.
Woolworths was named International Responsible Retailer of the year in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Justin was previously employed at the Nedbank Group, as head of Governance and Sustainability as well as Operational head of Enterprise Governance and Compliance within Nedbank’s Enterprise Governance and Compliance cluster; as an associate in Edward Nathan and Friedland (Pty) Ltd Environmental Law and Sustainability Services department; and as a risk manager at Standard Bank Group Risk Management.
Justin is previous Co-chair of United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiatives Africa, a member of the National Business Initiative Western Cape Board, on the Sustainable Development Forum of the Institute of Directors, a director of the Green Building Council of SA and a trustee on the Table Mountain Fund.
Justin holds a B Comm Law (cum Laude) ; LLB degree (cum Laude); B Comm Honours in Financial Management (cum Laude) (All University of Pretoria) and LLM (University of South Africa (UNISA) – Environmental law, International Economic Law, and International law.