Environmental and sustainability consultancy WSP Environment & Energy has appointed former Nike sustainability director Phil Berry as vice president in the Sustainability Strategy.

His role will focus on the practice of the company's North American operation.

Berry previously worked for sportswear retailer Nike for over ten years, most recently as director of Footwear Sustainability. His main responsibility was embedding sustainability into business operations and the product development process.

For the last three years, Berry has led his own consultancy, Sustainable Product Works, LLC, advising global companies on product & supply chain sustainability issues.

"The sustainability agenda is becoming increasingly important to the competitiveness of global businesses. It materially impacts product development, life-cycle, supply chain, customer communications and external reporting. WSP has proved itself a leading-edge advisory firm in this rapidly evolving market space," said Berry.

"I am very excited to be able to contribute to the growth and development of WSP's Global Sustainability Strategy practice."