Sustainability Intern
Reformation - Los Angeles CA

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Who We Are:

    Reformation is a fast-growing company that is redefining fashion. We make killer clothes that dont kill the environment and want our garments impact on the planet to be as low as possible. After all, theres nothing less sexy than leaving a big nasty mess.

    Purpose:

    Reformation is looking for a brilliant Sustainability Coordinator to support our sustainability programs and business operations. You will support our efforts to integrate sustainable business practices into all aspects of the company, playing an influential role in shaping our brand, our day-to-day operations and how we make product. You are motivated to make a difference, but also know that we cant change what we dont measure. You will play a critical role in building the tools and reporting systems so we know Refs impact in real terms. You are smart, like to tackle hard problems, and arent afraid to try something new. You are passionate about getting results and making a difference.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and conduct footprinting assessments (CO2, H2O, waste) across Refs business operations; Maintain the RefScale tool and conduct weekly calculations
    • Coordinate offset programs and reporting
    • Build methodology for environmental & supply chain mapping to have better transparency and management of our raw materials partners
    • Prepare monthly newsletters and quarterly sustainability reports
    • Vet data/claims for customer-facing content
    • Prepare grant and rebate applications as relevant
    • Work with Purchasing and Production teams to vet raw materials POs to ensure they meet our sustainability standards prior to bulk order
    • Determine whether chemical tests/certifications are in accordance with our standards and communicate results to internal and external stakeholders; meticulously maintain accurate records related to testing and certifications
    • Stay up to date with new developments in chemical standards and testing
    • Assist in onboarding new vendors, including coordinating social compliance audits and collecting appropriate documents. Support and maintain reporting for Two Way Scorecard
    • Assist with sustainable fabric sourcing
    • Assist in vetting 3rd Party brands to ensure that they meet Reformations sustainability standards.
    • Responsible for data entry, and tracking of audit findings; Perform necessary follow-up with vendors on past due items
    • Support Operations teams by keeping environmentally preferred purchasing guides and green operations manuals up-to-date and as relevant as possible.
    • Continually research corporate sustainability efforts, policies, and trends to inform our roadmap and ensure Reformation is a leader in the space

    Requirements:

    • BA or Masters in Sustainability, Environmental Studies, or a related field
    • 2-3 years of work experience
    • Proven experience in carbon footprinting and life-cycle assessments
    • Familiar with chemical testing, and environmental/social certifications for fibers, fabrics and dyes; Ability to compare test results to specifications to determine proper adherence to standards
    • Demonstrated ability to write killer business cases to tie sustainability to business strategy
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite (pivot tables), Data Entry, ERP (a plus)
    • Familiarity with LEED, B Corp, Higg assessments a plus

    Who you are:

    • Fastidious, and pride themselves in their attention to detail, and the reliability of their reporting
    • Good at identifying stakeholders, and working collaboratively on projects
    • Data-driven, but also careful to avoid analysis paralysis; realize that purpose of work is to help make better decisions that have an impact
    • Deeply passionate about sustainable fashion
    • Strong problem solver with excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Show good judgement and discretion; ensure all audit related documents and results remain confidential and well-guarded
    • Able to work independently and accomplish team goals without direct day-to-day oversight

    TO APPLY:

    Please submit your resume and a short cover letter telling us about yourself and why you are a great fit for Reformation!

    If you are also a creative candidate, please also submit a link to your portfolio.

    The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Who We Are:

    Reformation is a fast-growing company that is redefining fashion. We make killer clothes that dont kill the environment and want our garments impact on the planet to be as low as possible. After all, theres nothing less sexy than leaving a big nasty mess.

    Purpose:

    Reformation is looking for a brilliant Sustainability Coordinator to support our sustainability programs and business operations. You will support our efforts to integrate sustainable business practices into all aspects of the company, playing an influential role in shaping our brand, our day-to-day operations and how we make product. You are motivated to make a difference, but also know that we cant change what we dont measure. You will play a critical role in building the tools and reporting systems so we know Refs impact in real terms. You are smart, like to tackle hard problems, and arent afraid to try something new. You are passionate about getting results and making a difference.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and conduct footprinting assessments (CO2, H2O, waste) across Refs business operations; Maintain the RefScale tool and conduct weekly calculations
    • Coordinate offset programs and reporting
    • Build methodology for environmental & supply chain mapping to have better transparency and management of our raw materials partners
    • Prepare monthly newsletters and quarterly sustainability reports
    • Vet data/claims for customer-facing content
    • Prepare grant and rebate applications as relevant
    • Work with Purchasing and Production teams to vet raw materials POs to ensure they meet our sustainability standards prior to bulk order
    • Determine whether chemical tests/certifications are in accordance with our standards and communicate results to internal and external stakeholders; meticulously maintain accurate records related to testing and certifications
    • Stay up to date with new developments in chemical standards and testing
    • Assist in onboarding new vendors, including coordinating social compliance audits and collecting appropriate documents. Support and maintain reporting for Two Way Scorecard
    • Assist with sustainable fabric sourcing
    • Assist in vetting 3rd Party brands to ensure that they meet Reformations sustainability standards.
    • Responsible for data entry, and tracking of audit findings; Perform necessary follow-up with vendors on past due items
    • Support Operations teams by keeping environmentally preferred purchasing guides and green operations manuals up-to-date and as relevant as possible.
    • Continually research corporate sustainability efforts, policies, and trends to inform our roadmap and ensure Reformation is a leader in the space

    Requirements:

    • BA or Masters in Sustainability, Environmental Studies, or a related field
    • 2-3 years of work experience
    • Proven experience in carbon footprinting and life-cycle assessments
    • Familiar with chemical testing, and environmental/social certifications for fibers, fabrics and dyes; Ability to compare test results to specifications to determine proper adherence to standards
    • Demonstrated ability to write killer business cases to tie sustainability to business strategy
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite (pivot tables), Data Entry, ERP (a plus)
    • Familiarity with LEED, B Corp, Higg assessments a plus

    Who you are:

    • Fastidious, and pride themselves in their attention to detail, and the reliability of their reporting
    • Good at identifying stakeholders, and working collaboratively on projects
    • Data-driven, but also careful to avoid analysis paralysis; realize that purpose of work is to help make better decisions that have an impact
    • Deeply passionate about sustainable fashion
    • Strong problem solver with excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Show good judgement and discretion; ensure all audit related documents and results remain confidential and well-guarded
    • Able to work independently and accomplish team goals without direct day-to-day oversight

    TO APPLY:

    Please submit your resume and a short cover letter telling us about yourself and why you are a great fit for Reformation!

    If you are also a creative candidate, please also submit a link to your portfolio.

    The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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