Specialist (gn) Standard Development, Environmental Criteria

Global Standard gGmbH


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading global standard for organic textile processing, focusing on both ecological and social criteria. Our collective vision is that organic textiles will become a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment. Global Standard gGmbH is the operating entity of GOTS.

Job Overview

Global Standard gGmbH seeks a motivated specialist to support the improvement of GOTS environmental criteria (e.g. climate, wastewater). A background in environmental studies with professioal experience in the textile industry will be an asset.


Key Responsibilities

Environmental Criteria

  • Collaborate on further developing the environmental criteria of the Standard, focusing particularly on climate-related issues, wastewater management etc.
  • Contribute to strategy development and implementation of environmental criteria
  • Develop and provide guideline with quantifying scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of textile entities
  • Contribute priority topics, including supply chain decarbonisation, product emission footprint analyses, biodiversity preservation, microplastic emission reduction etc.
  • Develop stakeholder training materials tailored to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, guidelines, and communication resources

Standard Revision Activities

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in climate-related policies, environmental management regulations, industrial wastewater initiatives etc.
  • Collect and evaluate topics concerning environmental and certification matters for upcoming revisions of the Standard.
  • Contribute to facilitating the formal revision meetings of the Standard Revision Committee.

Monitoring and analyses

  • Assist in benchmarking analyses of wastewater and emission management criteria of the Standard against key international norms and sustainability standards.
  • Support in establishing a monitoring systems for the compliance of GOTS environmental criteria


Candidate Profile

Educational background

  • A university degree in Environmental Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Management, Sustainability Engineering, Climate Change, Environmental Policy, or related discipline.


  • 3-5 years of relevant working experience, demonstrating practical skills in climate action, ideally, related to the textile supply chain,
  • Good working knowledge of industrial wastewater management
  • Knowledge for decarbonisation activities for industrial settings

Knowledge and skills

  • Strong understanding of GHG emission assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of climate standards, and initiatives (e.g. Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Science Based Targets)
  • Knowledge of industrial wastewater management standards and initiatives
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate GHG emission analyses, including Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3
  • Experience with product carbon footprint analyses (LCA methodologies) ideally in connection with the textile products
  • Familiarity with LCA software tools, and standards ISO 14040; ISO 14044; ISO 14067; PEF, GHG protocol for products and also organisations.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements in connection with climate impact reporting (e.g. ESG / CSRD)
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex sustainability concepts clearly and effectively with stakeholders
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a multicultural, multinational context collaboratively


We Offer

  • A workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.
  • A challenging, multifaceted, work-from-home position at a world-leading, internationally recognised standard-setting organisation.
  • The chance to support national and international movements towards sustainable textile production.
  • Growth potential based on performance and job requirements.
  • A highly motivated, worldwide team and harmonious work environment.


How to Apply

If you meet above criteria and are interested in the position, please submit your complete application to Jacqueline Schneider, hr@global-standard.org (via "Direkt bewerben"-Button).

Please include the following in your application:

  • Subject line: "Specialist, Standard Development, Environmental Criteria"
  • CV and motivation letter
  • Salary expectations
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Global Standard gGmbH
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70178 Stuttgart, remote möglich
Jacqueline Schneider
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