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Sustainability Reporting Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  44698

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

Sustainability has increased dramatically in importance along with a corresponding need for accuracy and credibility in reported data.  This position will be responsible for a subset of sustainability data related to manufacturing, i.e., greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, safety.  Some of these areas such as GHGs are reported for compliance to regulatory agencies.  However, the governing guidance and the reports are not necessarily the same.  For example, GHGs reported for sustainability are governed by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol which differs from regulatory reporting.  For the first time this year, Eastman is seeking third party verification for GHG reporting indicating the increased importance on thorough and accurate reporting.  
This position will be responsible for managing data collection and reporting for American Chemistry Council (ACC), sustainability and environmental, society, and governance (ESG) metrics and responding to customer questions.  There will also be internal interfaces such as supplying data for life cycle assessments.  
Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collect data related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, safety metrics, and other measures reported externally.  These are reported to organizations such as CDP, ACC and collected for publication on Eastman.com.
  • Create and manage schedules for collection of data to coincide with reporting. 
  • Ensure accuracy of the data by monitoring trends over time, cross-checking with other available information, and ensuring procedures are kept up to date.  
  • Provide knowledgeable interface with Price, Waterhouse, Cooper for third party validation.
  • Provide verbiage to explain changes in the data from year to year for various reports such as CDP.
  • Respond to customer questions on an as requested basis and coordinate interdisciplinary methods to respond to customer inquiries regarding HSES topics.
  • Improve the data collection process through standardized processes and a longer-term IT solution, taking advantage of data available in existing IT systems and minimizing the opportunity for human errors.  
  • Support other related work as time permits such as energy assessments and Responsible Care audits. 
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S) in Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.  Chemical engineering degree is preferred.  
  • Work Experience and Requirements:
  • Five plus years Eastman experience with manufacturing and/or environmental experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge necessary to perform the position:

  • Strong communication skills and ability to interface with individuals providing data from multiple sites across the company.
  • Process orientation that can be applied to standardizing and developing efficiency and accuracy improvements.
  • Ability to create timelines and meet schedules.
  • Willingness to learn about broader sustainability issues to enhance contributions, including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
  • Interest in sustainability issues and interest in moving into more advanced sustainability related positions.
     

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.


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