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SASA - IND- Sustainability Specialist

Bengaluru, India Sustainability Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: R0007019

Date posted: 03/04/2024

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do it by offering well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. But low prices don’t come at any price. The IKEA business will become circular by 2030. A sustainability compliance auditor helps to enable a sustainable and resilient business within the limits of the planet. You work together with business teams to deliver results and secure the IKEA requirements related to sustainability are met by our business partners.

IKEA Services India is one of the Supply Areas for IKEA, which represent South Asia Region comprising of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Dubai (Supply Area South Asia-SASA). SASA has a rich history of sourcing from the South Asia region for more than four decades. Over these years, we have brought in many processes and best practices that have improved the way we work with our business partners. Transformation of textile, carpet industry and recycle plastic industry are a few such examples. This partnership with suppliers has helped to continuously grow our sourcing operations.

Job description

You will work both on social and environmental sustainability projects and sustainability compliance projects. You will identify, develop and lead implementation of sustainability projects in the value chain, in cooperation with business teams and business partners. You will explore opportunities to partner or collaborate with external stakeholders on sustainability compliance and social and environmental projects. You will also perform verification audits in accordance with working methods to support business partners to take ownership of compliance.

You will support business partners to take ownership of compliance through verification audits, including:

  • Contribute to creating action plan related to sustainability development of supplier
  • Provide expertise in relevant area, in connection to the global and local priorities and directions, with consideration to risks identified
  • Train and support suppliers, business units' teams in Sustainability related topics, as well as IWAY* and associated agenda
  • Responsible to plan and perform verification activities, secure timely and accurate verification information in the planning and reporting tools
  • Support new suppliers during onboarding (including sub-suppliers) with providing required education, assessment (compliance, capability assessment and action plan co-creation and follow up)
  • Together with business teams, participate in opening new suppliers / new countries with risk assessment
  • Contribute to global sustainability projects
  • Contribute to short- and long-term sustainability compliance Supply Area action plans, prepare and implement relevant activities
  • Share Environmental and Social good business examples and practices

*IWAY - IKEA way of responsibly procuring products, services, materials, and components. 


You have a passion in Sustainability, a deep knowledge of:

  • University degree in sustainability or engineering or social fields depending on the responsibility area
  • Experience working with ESG Governance (environmental, social and corporate)
  • Familiar with management systems: IWAY, ISO14001, SA8000, OHSAS, etc.
  • Experience in verification activities
  • Knowledge of local legislation and main trends in the local market on sustainability
  • Good knowledge of different industrial set-ups
  • Understanding of sustainability-related global trends and their impacts to the business

More Information

This position will be based in Bangalore, India. Traveling is a part of the assignment. The selection process will take place continuously, so please send in your CV along with your motivation letter in English as soon as possible but latest 19-April- 2024. Please note that we don’t accept application through emails.

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today.

If you have questions about the position, please write to Recruitment India.

We are an equal opportunity employer:
At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us! We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

Studies show that women don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% “qualified”. If this is part of why you hesitate to apply, we would like you to reconsider and give it a chance. Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. We look forward to receiving your application.