Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) has announced the appointment of Sandra McInnes to the newly-created role of Chief Sustainability Officer.

Pilbara Minerals says Ms McInnes will be responsible for leading the companies' sustainability initiatives and overseeing its energy transition pathway.

It also says she has over 20 years' experience, including roles in Sustainability, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources at Woodside Energy.

Pilbara Mineral's share price is up 0.32% at the time of publication.