Sustainability Specialist - Lenexa, KS

Mission and Key Focus:

The Sustainability specialist supports the implementation of Corbion’s sustainability strategy by implementing sustainability related projects and initiatives and by providing support to the different businesses units and functions on sustainability topics.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implementation responsible sourcing initiative for US-based suppliers, including engagement with stakeholders and suppliers, development of policies, tracking of supplier sustainability performance using questionnaires and tools such as Sedex and participation in relevant industry associations in the US.
  • Sustainability assessment of innovation projects. Support project teams on the sustainability assessment in the stage gate process, advise on mitigation actions and support social and life cycle assessment (LCA), in collaboration with LCA specialists.
  • Advise on marketing communication of sustainability benefits for Corbion’s food solutions.
  • Be a sustainability champion for Lenexa/US and engage employees in our sustainability ambitions through workshops and other engagement activities.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Passion for sustainability and genuine interest in the topic
  • University degree in environmental sciences, agricultural / food technology or similar
  • Needs to understand environmental impacts of food production (from farm to fork).
  • Ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop key messages for internal and external communication

Our offer

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects


SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change

FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers

DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams


Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. We develop sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and generations to come. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and bioplastics. We have factories in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Corbion has a worldwide network of sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries. Quality, product innovation, and customer orientation are important attributes for our client, which is also characterized by being a collegial, informal and result-oriented company culture. Want to know more about what it's like to work at Corbion? Look at:


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