Sustainability specialist work with organisations to consider their environmental impact, identify waste inside the company and institute sustainability strategies across the business. They oversee the development of mechanisms that not only meet environmental regulatory mandates but also establish long-term programmes that help transition to be greener.
Standard business hours
Sustainability specialists can expect to work a typical 40-hour schedule during regular office hours, although some evening and weekend work may be necessary.
Travel to meet with clients, attend industry conferences and participate in trade exhibitions is also to be expected.
Many sustainability specialists work from home for a considerable portion of the workweek.
Annual salary estimates are based on percentile wage data collected through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey of US workers.
DVM / VMD degree
To become a sustainability specialist, you’ll typically need a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related field. A postgraduate degree, although not necessary, can help improve your employment prospects. Certification may also be useful.
With experience. sustainability specialists often advance to supervisory or advanced technical positions. These includes chief sustainability officer, executive or director.