The proportion of beverage manufacturing and supply companies hiring for environment-related positions rose significantly in December, according to recent research, with 66.7% recruiting for at least one position in the area.

The figure, which features in GlobalData’s latest analysis, represents a 37.9% increase on the proportion in the same month a year earlier. However, against the month prior, November 2021, the rate was down on the 74.3% recorded by the company.

Of all advertised vacancies in the beverage industry in December, 4.9% were linked to environmental matters, a rise on the 0.7% proportion in the same month of 2020. December's rate marked the highest monthly figure across 2021.

The analysis shows that beverage companies are currently hiring for environment jobs at a higher rate than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 3.7% for the month.

Environment is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as a key disruptive force facing industry in the coming years. Companies that are investing in these areas now are considered to be better prepared for the future business landscape.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of companies worldwide, drawing in vacancies as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data, from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.