Sustainability Specialist

Acne Studios AB

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden


Associate / On-Site


Oct 9

Acne Studios is recruiting a Sustainability Specialist with the task of delivering short- and long-term initiatives focused on climate and production processes aligned with Acne Studios’ sustainability strategy. This is a role where you will get the opportunity to contribute to reduce Acne Studios’ climate impact in-line with science-based targets in a progressive fashion house while developing collaborative partnerships with internal and external partners.

The role

This is a role that entails measuring performance and progress of strategies for the designated focus areas and execute improvement and initiatives. This includes setting and overseeing seasonal targets on sustainable processing techniques on water, energy, and chemical usage. Further, you will gather, consolidate and analyze emission data from suppliers and other sources for the annual climate report. You will identify concrete measures to reduce climate impact on scope 1, 2, & 3 emissions. As a sustainability specialist you will follow different developments on scientific research, legislation, certifications, innovations, and trends. You will coordinate supplier evaluations, projects and partnerships on environmental performance with relevant cross functional partners. You will report to Sustainability Director and belong to the Product & Development department.

This is a temporary position during a parental leave, full time throughout approximately 1 year, starting in February 2024.


We are looking for someone with an academic degree within sustainability, engineering, textile technology or another relevant field, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience from a similar role preferably from high fashion brands. You are an analytic and strategic environmentalist with a technical understanding of sustainability issues within the fashion industry. You have experience from performing climate calculations according to GHG Protocol, and have technical knowledge of wet processes, chemicals, certifications and treatment for textiles and leather. Experience in PLM and/or Higg index is a merit. You have high aspirations and understand the importance of excellence. You act with integrity at all times and have a natural ability to influence and build trust. You value simplicity over complexity and are guided by impact rather than prestige. You are pragmatic and hands-on and get things done. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where flexibility and teamwork are highly valued. And ideally, you enjoy working in a creative international environment with a wide range of personalities.

If you are motivated by an inspiring and creative working environment this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Acne Studios is a global company with English as working language. Fluency in written and oral English is therefore a must. You will be based in our Stockholm HQ. Limited business travel may occur.

We embrace diversity of people as well as ideas and viewpoints, and encourage everyone's individual expression of their own identity. Connect with us, with or without a CV – in the way that suits you best! As long as we get a good understanding of who you are, your experience, and your competence, we will take it from there. Welcome!

Acne Studios is a Swedish fashion house with a multidisciplinary approach and global presence. Founded in 1996, the focus is on elevated ready-to-wear and accessories. Through founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s interest in art, photography, music, architecture, and contemporary culture, Acne Studios has found an alternative path to fashion and creativity. Acne Studios has seen double-digit growth for most years since its inception with a turnover of >250 EUR million.

Acne Studios operates through own distribution channels and wholesale partners with >60 own stores worldwide, including flagship stores in Stockholm, Paris, Milan, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Each store has a unique distinctive character, yet with common key design elements reflecting the Acne Studios brand identity.

The Acne Studios Head Office is located in Stockholm, in a brutalist masterpiece that formerly housed the Czechoslovakian Embassy. Completely restored to facilitate a fashion school-like atmosphere, the overall aesthetic is again a reflection of the Acne Studios brand identity, telling the story of its history and global vision. Acne Studios also operates offices in Paris, New York, Shanghai, and Empoli outside Florence.

Following its ambitious sustainability work and focus on supplier relationships and longevity, Acne Studios has been independently verified as “Leader” by Fair Wear Foundation for six consecutive years. Acne Studios is an official member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode since 2013

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