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Are you passionated about sustainability and data-driven climate action? Would you like to impact the future and drive the sustainability agenda in the Kvadrat Group? Then you might be the person we are looking for.
We are looking for a Climate Specialist who will support Kvadrat in leading its climate and environment program. The position is in Ebeltoft, with the option of working hybrid.
About the job
In March 2022, we committed to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). This for us is to achieve 50% carbon reduction in scope 1-2 by 2026, reaching 100% by 2030 to become net zero in scope 1-3 by 2040.
You will become our in-house expert in greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and execute on our roadmap to net zero. This will include but not be limited to building strong investment cases for this transition, acting as a strong project manager across our energy, waste and water reduction programs, and drive sustainability advocacy via our Kvadrat Change Maker networks. You will, through excellent engagement skills and together with the team and colleagues, put our sustainability strategy “Regenerate Together through Transparency” and performance targets into action to lead the way into a low-carbon, circular, fair & inclusive economy.
Some of your tasks will include the following:
Drive achievement of our net zero sustainability performance targets (scope 1-3) as greenhouse gas expert and hereby develop analytical tools and assessment methodologies for comparing GHG and environmental impacts of different business cases across our production sites and global offices to enable sustainable decision-making
Continuously optimize our energy transition planning by identifying new efficiency and electrification opportunities and drive renewable energy procurement and onsite development projects.
Drive GHG reporting processes compliant with SBTi in close collaboration with our Quality & CSR Coordinator
Drive, implement and hand-over to the functional specialists our strategic sustainability projects like our waste and water reduction programs.
Support the phase-out of virgin packaging material and the introduction of better alternatives and support packaging efficiency
Support the implementation of smart data collection and reporting tools in collaboration with our IT, ERP (D365), Digital and Business Analytics departments
Be the bridge-builder between clients, suppliers and Kvadrat in relation to sustainability through collaboration with the Kvadrat marketing team
Support the content creation for Kvadrat´s annual Sustainability Report, incl. CSRD-compliant double materiality assessment, policy writing and transition plan development.
Come join us!
We offer a dynamic and international work environment with lots of opportunities to grow in your work life. Our organization consists of driven colleagues who care about the purpose of their work and how we work together towards sustainability leadership.
As part of the Strategy & Sustainability team, you will join a small but diverse team with consultancy, business, and sustainability experience. Besides your core team, you will have a close collaboration with our teams in Quality, Product Development, and Supply Chain & Operations and our production partners. In your daily work, you will be reporting to Head of Sustainability, Philine Kriependorf.
Competencies and Qualifications
The ideal profile possesses academic credentials at master level, e.g. Sustainability, Engineering, Environmental Science, or International Business. This is preferably combined with at least 2-3 years of practical experience where you have had a central role in driving the environmental projects as specialist or in a project manager role.
You are highly analytical and are familiar with CO2 accounting standards, e.g. Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the target-setting methodology of Science Based Target initiative. Your well-developed interpersonal and communication skills enable you to form strong working relationships across the entire organization.
Your analytical and structured problem-solving approach enables you to drive decision making and lead the sustainability agenda, including local implementation of initiatives.
Moreover, solid an understanding and experience with some of the following environment and climate concepts is a plus:
Renewable energy procurement
Energy efficiency, electrification
LCAs / EPDs
Climate /Environmental risk assessment
Sustainable Finance – Sustainability linked loans
Financial business case calculation, including NPV and pay-back time
ESG data collection and assurance processes
Experience with GHG reporting under CSRD, and you should have an interest in developing your skills within carbon reporting
Please apply through the form below as soon as possible. Please remember to attach a cover letter and your current CV in English when you apply. The deadline is October 1th, and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.
If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Head of Sustainability, Philine Kriependorf at +45 52765186.
We are Kvadrat
Kvadrat was established in Ebeltoft, Denmark, in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces high-performing design textiles, rugs, acoustic and window covering solutions for both commercial and residential interiors.
Our products reflect our commitment to colour, quality, simplicity, innovation and design. Kvadrat fabrics have been used in some of the world’s most intriguing architectural developments, such as the Gherkin, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Oslo Opera House, Norway; Reichstag, Berlin; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Copenhagen Opera House, Denmark and Guangzhou Opera House, China.
At Kvadrat, we consistently push the aesthetic, technological and functional properties of textiles. In doing so, we collaborate with leading designers, architects and artists, including; David Adjaye, Miriam Bäckström, Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Alfredo Häberli, Giulio Ridolfo, Peter Saville, Finn Sködt, Roman Signer, as well as Patricia Urquiola.
We try to set up as few rules as possible. In return, we expect each person to always act in accordance with our basic values, and in doing so, to be quality-driven in all decisions and actions, to act according to our mindset of ‘strong teams – one company’, to be passionate about your daily tasks at the job and the design culture that we are an integrated part of, to stay open-minded towards clients and colleagues, and to be honest in communication and treat others with respect.
Kvadrat is a company with high ambitions both for our people and our growth. We are committed to creating a diverse work environment with a strong focus on equality, inclusion, empowerment and respect. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnical background, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.
To apply for this job please visit www.kvadrat.dk.