Sustainability Developer, Social & Environmental

H&M Group

Istanbul, Türkiye


Executive / On-Site


Sep 22

At H&M Group, we believe in making great design available to everyone. It’s essential in everything we do. Our family of brands — H&M, COS, Monki, Weekday, & Other Stories, H&M Home, ARKET, Afound and Itsapark — offer customers around the world a wealth of fashion, beauty, accessories and homeware, as well as modern menus with fresh and local produce at some of the brands’ in-store eateries.

About H&M Production

Transform design ideas into real products at H&M Production. The direct point of contact for local suppliers in over 20 sourcing markets, we ensure that top-quality products are made as sustainably and cost-effectively as possible.

Job Description

As a Social & Environmental Sustainability Developer, you are accountable for securing and continuously improving social & environmental performance index at H&M Group suppliers. You are accountable for ensuring our new and existing suppliers comply with H&M group’s sustainability standards/minimum requirements.

You work with suppliers to ensure they are equipped in carrying out H&M minimum requirements and self-assessments. You also make sure verifications are organized and completed that comply with our working methods and standards. You also monitor the quality of data and information provided through validation. You clearly communicate the areas for improvement with suppliers, guiding them through root cause analysis to secure their understanding. Support suppliers and internal teams on competence building both to mitigate risks and improve the performance in related areas. You are also responsible in providing trainings and workshops for internal teams and suppliers to update the improvement areas, best practices, and new guidelines.


The person we are looking for has a strong knowledge and experience HIGG FEM (Facility Environmental Module) and FSLM (Facility Social Labor Module) and experience of handling different sustainability projects. Audit/assessment experience in sustainability environment and social field is required. Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering is preferred. Experience in textile industry is a big plus. Fluent English language skill is must. Driver license and good driving skills is required for supplier visits locally and internationally.

Communication Skills are at the forefront of your mind as you continuously engage, negotiate, and influence your stakeholders to achieve desired states collaboratively. To be successful in this role you need strong Analytical Thinking Skills coupled with solution-oriented mindset and innovative thinking. You enjoy analyzing and interpreting data and using statistics to turn analysis into effective actions. You exhibit agility and flexibility in managing problems in ambiguity.

Additional Information

Is H&M right for me?

People who are happy and do well at H&M tend to thrive on using their intuition and common sense. We might be the place of possible but we’re also the place of ambiguity and constant change. This is not a company for micro-managers or people who operate on autopilot. This is a company where your opinions will inform business decisions, so you need to enjoy making them heard, questioning how things work, and trying things that you might not be familiar with.

Consequently, we depend on teamwork. And we have a pretty high tolerance for failure, provided you can show you’re learning. You can expect to take on new responsibilities and move around a bit, too, so this could be the start of a varied and rewarding career if that’s what you’re looking for. Beyond that, it’s really up to you. 70% of our people manager roles are hired from within, so there’s not much of a limit to how far you can go. All we ask is that you be yourself, take ownership of your work and your career goals, and go for it with everything you’ve got.

Thinking about applying?

If all of this sounds like it might be your kind of thing then you should definitely get in touch. We’re more about personality and competence than qualifications, so don’t worry if your skills aren’t a perfect match. If your CV is selected then a recruiter will invite you for a phone / video call, followed by a couple of interviews at one or more of our offices.

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