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Master Thesis: Agricultural Legislation in Four Big Markets

Älmhult, Comté de Kronoberg - Explore le lieu Développement du Business Intern

Description de poste

Company description

We are Purchasing Development in IKEA of Sweden AB! We purchase the materials and the production capacity needed to produce both home furnishing products and food. 

In the past year an aligned approach for Responsible Sourcing of Agricultural Raw Materials has been created in IKEA. The assignment of this team is to set up strategic goals and roadmaps for responsible sourcing of Agricultural Raw Materials, establish clear requirements, while understanding and interpreting new and current legislation, securing data collection for traceability and risk management and also identify new supply chain setups that can enable IKEA to reach its sustainability goals. 

Job description

We are now looking for a student that will write their Master's thesis for us at IKEA of Sweden AB from January to June 2021.

The work is going to examine the development of legislations that will regulate farming, extraction, production and supply chains of agricultural raw materials in and out of the four IKEA markets (“BIG FOUR”), namely USA, China, Russia and India with regards to forest degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss and discrimination of human rights. The work will also aim to interpret these legislations in connection to IKEA business.


•    Educational background in European / international law
•    Experience of participating in research / business projects dealing with legislation and implementation practice is a bonus
•    Passion to human rights and sustainability at large is a must
•    Strong values and integrity
•    Ability to analyze legislative documents, interpretations and evaluate impacts
•    Strong communication skills

More Information

The duration of the Thesis work is 10 weeks or more and starts in January, the possible meeting could be carried out in Malmö or Älmhult.

If you have any questions about the assignment please contact IKEA supervisor Rafael Elizondo,

We are looking forward to your application! Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English by the latest October 17th. 
We are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!

Curious to know more and meet potential future colleagues??…join a live TEAMS session to listen and ask any questions you have on OCTOBER 13th, 13:00-14:00 (UTC+01:00).

Please note:
To take part of the Thesis work, you have to be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement within a university in Sweden.