Pär Stenmark is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Inter IKEA Group - covering the IKEA product and food range, supply, production and franchising. In his role, he leads the global IKEA sustainability strategy, which includes transforming IKEA into a circular business, becoming climate positive, creating a fair and equal society and enabling healthy and sustainable living.
Before joining IKEA, Pär worked for the Swedish Forestry Association, responsible for developing the world´s first national FSC-standard (Forest Stewardship Council) for responsible forestry certification.
He joined IKEA in 2000 as Forestry Co-ordinator for IKEA Group, co-responsible for developing and implementing the IKEA Code of Conduct related to social and environmental requirements on wood used in IKEA products.
He has held several leading positions and roles in different areas of the IKEA business, including Public Affairs Manager, where he was responsible for leading the Public Affairs agenda for Core Business Range and Core Business Supply with special focus on products, materials, product information and product innovation.