Sustainability Specialist

Humanscale Published: May 25, 2024
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification
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Company Overview

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work. We have a focus on sustainability with over 70% of our products currently certified as having a Net Positive impact on the environment.   Our award-winning office products – seating, sit/stand desks, technology support and lighting – have led the industry in performance and simplicity for 40 years.


At Humanscale, we’re passionate about creating beautiful products that keep people healthy while protecting the earth at the same time. Our strong emphasis on thorough, honest communication drives us to pursue third party validation of our sustainability claims, and transparently share our activities – from the material ingredients making up our products to our, to social impacts, to progress toward our goals.

The Sustainability Compliance Specialist will play a key role in maintaining the integrity of our communications and programs. The individual will work closely with our sourcing and production teams, and with our supply chain to maintain our current sustainability initiatives and continue to push the boundaries of sustainability. They will gather material ingredients data, perform supplier social and environmental evaluations, document and facilitate 3rd party audits, and provide input into the future of sustainability at Humanscale.


  • Communicate with suppliers through multiple tiers to gather sustainability data, such as material ingredients, water usage, and local biodiversity evaluations.
  • Maintain integrity of data gathered, including updating to reflect all changes within the supply.
  • Coordinate sustainability certification, including working with internal teams to meet the requirements, preparing documentation, facilitating the audit.
  • Perform supplier social and environmental risk assessments. In collaboration with the Supplier Quality team, ensure supplier social and environmental audits are completed.
  • Engage suppliers in pursuing Science Based Targets in alignment with Humanscale’s SBTi approved supplier engagement goal.


  • 5 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s (minimum) or Master’s (preferred) degree in a related field, such as Material Science
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Mandarin and Spanish a bonus.
  • Tenacity and creativity in motivating and soliciting responses from others
  • Ability to synthesize complex information, perform analysis, and prepare documentation
  • Strong capacity for systems thinking
  • Experience pursuing 3rd party audited standards, such as TRUE Zero Waste, BIFMA LEVEL®, Living Product Challenge, FSC, Design for Freedom, DECLARE/HPD or other
  • Passion for sustainable innovation

What We Offer

  • Competitive base
  • Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
    • HSA, FSA, Commuter Benefits
    • Medical Discounts
  • Ancillary Benefits
    • Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Insurance
    • Voluntary, Spouse, and Child Life Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • 401k matching
  • Paid time off (including 15 PTO days and 10 holidays)


  • Salary Range: $60,789.03-$88,667.34
  • Please note: The salary information is a general guideline. Humanscale considers other factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market location and business considerations when extending an offer.

Humanscale is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran)

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