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Rachel Munns

Previous Enactus University: Leeds

Current Role: Responsible Sourcing Manager

Organisation: Tesco

With a degree in English Literature, a role in sustainability seemed unfeasible. However, Enactus provided the essential practical experience, skills and networks to enable me to foster my interests and subsequently secure a role in the Responsible Sourcing team at Tesco.

During my time in Enactus I co-founded a project in Kampala, Uganda. A social enterprise and fully functioning pig farm, the project provided employment and development opportunities for individuals affected by HIV/Aids. I went on to co-lead the Leeds team, with 60+ members and 6 projects operating both locally and internationally. It was whilst competing at the Enactus UK National Competition that I began conversations with Tesco regarding their work on ethical trade, and subsequently joined the business in 2016.

In my role I support the development and delivery of Tesco’s Human Right’s strategy. Looking across our global food business, I engage on a broad range of topics from labour rights and modern slavery to sustainability in the cocoa sector. Championing responsible business and working alongside industry experts, I seek to deliver Tesco’s commitment to ensuring decent workplaces throughout our supply chain and to support and improve the lives of vulnerable communities linked to it.