Water consumption analysis from raw material
Water is one of life’s most important resources in economies, eco-systems and societies. Today our world faces challenges of too little, too much and polluted water and we can see water crisis’ occurring more frequently around the world.
In the IKEA People and Planet Positive Strategy, we commit to enabling reduced water consumption, water efficiency and purification of water.
In order to meet these commitments, IKEA is deepening its analysis and evaluation of water used in our value chain by using life cycle analysis (LCA) and existing LCA databases.
In particular, IKEA is exploring the water used for raw material sourcing which is the largest user of fresh water in our value chain.
Building on our initial evaluations and existing data sets, IKEA is now seeking 2 Masters’ thesis students to deepen our understanding, improve the data we have today, and support us in identifying identify gaps if any and find solutions.
This analysis aims to capture the impact of both virgin and recycled raw material sourcing.
We are now looking for 2 student´s that can write their Master thesis at IKEA Range & Supply from January to June 2021.
The deliverables are:
1. Compare the supply chain of IKEA key raw materials with the data set that we have been using, identify the gaps and make suggestions to fill the gaps.
2. Recommend other established data sets available on water measurement that are suitable for IKEA.
The students should have a background in Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Environmental Management or a similar degree. They should have understanding of LCA analysis, and experience working with data. The student should have a passion for sustainability topics, in particular, water. The students must have English fluency.
The wished start for this assignment is January 2021 to June 2021.
Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English latest December 20th. We are reviewing applications as they come through and will close the process when we have found the right candidate, so don’t wait to apply!
We are looking forward to your application!
To take part of the Thesis work, you have to be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement with the university.