"Our role is to make visible what's not, to create trust where there is doubt, to bring simplicity when complexity is everywhere."

SustainCERT manifesto

OUR STORY

From vision to impact

SustainCERT is a spin off from the Gold Standard Foundation and was created in 2018 with one ambition: to mainstream credible climate and SDG impact accounting and certification.

Mainstreaming best practice impact certification is essential to accelerate progress towards our collective climate and sustainability goals. It is no longer sufficient to claim to do good. SustainCERT’s role is to create trust that real and meaningful progress is achieved towards the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

Read our manifesto

WHAT WE DO

Create a race to the top to mainstream best practice

Traditional impact accounting and certification solutions are complex, require significant resources and often fail to bring value to their users. At SustainCERT, we leverage technology, user-centricity and innovation to transform the way impact assessment is done. Our work is designed to break barriers to mass adoption and make best practice impact accounting and certification accessible, affordable, desirable.

Accessible

We focus on product innovation and capacity building to increase understanding of certification requirements and bring best practice solutions to as many users, in as many markets as possible. 

Affordable

We leverage technology and the power of digitization to save time, reduce complexity and lower the costs of certification without sacrificing accuracy or rigour.

Desirable

We work with benchmark standards and internationally recognized frameworks to provide maximum credibility and increase positive return on investment for businesses and investors.

Our team

We are a team of determined people who believe our work can change the world. Think people with big ideas, tireless optimism and top-notch expertise. Our people work from across the globe – Switzerland, USA, India, Netherlands, China, etc. – speak different languages and all contribute to making SustainCERT special.

Meet the SustainCERT team

Our partners

Delivering on our mission would not be possible without the trust and support of our partners.

SustainCERT’s ambition to mainstream best practice in carbon emissions accounting and verification is supported by investments from Citizen Capital, Innovacom and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. SustainCERT previously received seed capital from WWF Impact Ventures, Blue Orchard, 1to4 Foundation and the Gold Standard Foundation, who maintain an ownership stake in the Company.

Grants from the Luxemburg Government and EIT Climate-KIC were received.

Careers

We are a team of mission-driven individuals passionate about sustainability and meaningful environmental impact powered by digital transformation. We work with determination, aim high and strive for excellence in everything we do because we believe our actions can make a difference. We embrace technology to accelerate progress in our industry and are constantly looking for ways to foster co-creation because we cannot win the climate race alone. At SustainCERT, everyone is empowered to drive change, embrace change, be the change.

If this resonates with you, and you want to pursue a career in sustainability, we would love to meet you.

You will find below a list of our open positions around the globe. If nothing matches your profile, you are welcome to send us your CV at recruitment@sustain-cert.com

We are currently recruiting for:

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Junior Assurance Officer

The Junior Assurance Officer will be responsible for supporting the Quality and Compliance Team in the successful implementation of the Quality Management System, QC/AC activities and reporting outcomes (corrective actions, ideas for improvement) for all Certification, Validation, and Verification activities at SustainCERT.>> READ MORE


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Validation/Verification Officer

The Validation/Verification Officer will be responsible for performing validation and verification activities for GHG voluntary projects. He/She will manage each project as those are moving through the assessment process and be responsible for communication with project developers and/or Validation-Verification Bodies regarding findings from the assessment process and issuance of opinion.>> READ MORE


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Legal Counsel

As Legal Counsel you will be a member of our Legal Team, reporting to the General Counsel and working on a broad array / range of legal topics, including cutting edge sustainability, corporate and governance matters.>> READ MORE


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Chief Operations Officer

The Chief Operations Officer’s mission is to deliver customer and operational excellence across the company in an agile, collaborative fashion engaging with all relevant internal and external stakeholders. She/he will support SustainCERT in its accelerated growth phase by strengthening and streamlining operational delivery of Sustaincert’s software-enabled verification solutions.>> READ MORE


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EU business development & key account senior manager

The(Senior) Business Development and Key Account Manager’s responsibilities will include building out the sales pipeline with new clients and executing on relationships with existing clients to scale up global efforts in decarbonizing supply chains and reducing scope 3 emissions. The (Senior) Manager will coordinate closely with delivery teams and provide input into relevant internal systems processes such as invoicing, project and time tracking, and customer relationship management software (CRM). The position is ideally located in a SustainCERT office, either Amsterdam or Luxembourg. Applicants looking to work remotely from other locations in the European Union will also be considered.>> READ MORE


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Talent Acquisition Lead

The Talent Acquisition Lead will be responsible for the whole recruitment process – from design of the job description to onboarding. He/she will serve as key technical expert, supporting hiring managers with tools and methodologies to ensure the most professional selection process and candidate experience.This position is ideally located in Amsterdam >> READ MORE


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Research Associate

The Research Associate will contribute to the company’s research unit and will be responsible for the implementation of the research agenda and thought leadership activities.This role requires the capacity to work independently as well as in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to enable collective climate action and support the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Department includes subject matter experts (SME) in areas of soil science, agriculture, life cycle assessment, data science, and market intelligence. This position is ideally located in Luxembourg, Amsterdam, or Switzerland. Other locations can be discussed for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Senior Sustainability Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Advisory Services, the Senior Sustainability Analyst will provide inhouse technical expertise for the delivery of advisory services addressing innovative approaches and corporate sustainability strategies in carbon and broader sustainability markets, as well as in the context of reporting frameworks. This position is ideally located in a SustainCERT office, either Luxembourg or Amsterdam. Applicants looking to work remotely from Europe or the United States of America will also be considered. >> READ MORE


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Senior Security Engineer

The Sr. Security Engineer will play an instrumental role in defining, and implementing SustainCERT’s security strategy and roadmap.The Sr. Security Engineer will work closely with stake holders across the organization in order to drive forward the company’s platform and capability from a security perspective.This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is a possibility for the right candidate.>> READ MORE


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Senior Data Engineer

The Senior Data Engineer will collaborate with peers in engineering and stake holders across the business, leveraging agile processes to deliver on the company roadmap and drive forward the company’s data platform capability.This is a great opportunity for a Senior Data Engineer and/or data scientist to influence and contribute to a high-impact organization and a vital mission.This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is possible for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Software Engineer Back End

the Software Engineer Back-End will play an instrumental role in defining, and implementing SustainCERT’s technology strategy and roadmap. The technology roadmap includes (1) the digitisation of carbon credit certification processes including data capture, GHG quantification and smart verification;(2)the development of an emission factor management system to support value chain certification solutions and corporate GHG reporting more broadly. The Sofware Engineer Back-End will be work closely with stake holders across the organization to ensure clear and complete product specifications and backlogs. This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is possible for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Senior Front End Engineer

The Front End Engineer will be an essential part of the in-house team of software engineers, leveraging agile processes to deliver on the company roadmap. The technology roadmap includes (1) the digitisation of carbon credit certification processes including data capture, GHG quantification and smart verification;(2)the development of an emission factor management system to support value chain certification solutions and corporate GHG reporting more broadly. The Sr. FE Engineer will work closely with stake holders across the organization in order to ensure clear, complete and implementable product specifications and backlogs.This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is possible for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Certification Officer

the Certification Officer will have several important responsibilities. She/he will be responsible for technical reviews of projects submitted to SustainCERT for GS4GG certification and provide feedback and guidance to project developers and validation & verification bodies on certification. This position will also work closely with the certification team to facilitate the integration of the different product porfolios of environmental market (carbon credits). This position is ideally located in Asia, preferably in India. Location can be flexible for the right candidate.>> READ MORE


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Value Chain Certification Officer

the Value Chain Certification Officer will serve as in-house technical expertise for the auditing of GHG projects and activities conducted in the context of value chain sustainability reporting, with a particular focus on land-use related activities, including soil carbon enhancement and forest carbon sequestration. SustainCERT is incorporated in Luxembourg, but this position is ideally located in America. Location can be flexible for the right candidate.>> READ MORE


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Innovation Manager

the Innovation Manager will contribute to establishing SustainCERT’s leadership in the highly dynamic Carbon Markets and Scope 3 corporate reporting sectors by piloting a key program within the company’s strategy. The program will substantively accelerate progress towards humanity’s collective climate and sustainability goals while actively contributing to supporting product development trajectories.This position is ideally based in a SustainCERT office, either Luxembourg or Amsterdam. Applicants looking to work remotely from Europe or the USA will also be considered >> READ MORE


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Sales Support Officer

The Sales Support Officer’s main objective is to increase the sales efficiency of the business development team. He/She would ideally bring systems and technology focused thinking to their responsibilities to support the sales team. These responsibilities include with CRM management and data maintenance, document (invoicing, contracts) and process management, building and maintaining pitch decks and proposal templates, mont hly and quarterly reports, and contributions to market research and monitoring. Ideally this position is based in New York City >> READ MORE


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Certification Officer

The Certification Officer will be responsible for technical reviews of projects submitted to SustainCERT for GS4GG certification and for providing feedback and guidance to project developers and validation & verification bodies on certification. >> READ MORE


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Junior Assurance Officer

The Junior Assurance Officer will be responsible for supporting the Quality and Compliance Team in the successful implementation of the Quality Management System, QC/AC activities and reporting outcomes (corrective actions, ideas for improvement) for all Certification, Validation, and Verification activities at SustainCERT.>> READ MORE


This is box title

Validation/Verification Officer

The Validation/Verification Officer will be responsible for performing validation and verification activities for GHG voluntary projects. He/She will manage each project as those are moving through the assessment process and be responsible for communication with project developers and/or Validation-Verification Bodies regarding findings from the assessment process and issuance of opinion.>> READ MORE


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Legal Counsel

As Legal Counsel you will be a member of our Legal Team, reporting to the General Counsel and working on a broad array / range of legal topics, including cutting edge sustainability, corporate and governance matters.>> READ MORE


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Chief Operations Officer

The Chief Operations Officer’s mission is to deliver customer and operational excellence across the company in an agile, collaborative fashion engaging with all relevant internal and external stakeholders. She/he will support SustainCERT in its accelerated growth phase by strengthening and streamlining operational delivery of Sustaincert’s software-enabled verification solutions.>> READ MORE


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EU business development & key account senior manager

The(Senior) Business Development and Key Account Manager’s responsibilities will include building out the sales pipeline with new clients and executing on relationships with existing clients to scale up global efforts in decarbonizing supply chains and reducing scope 3 emissions. The (Senior) Manager will coordinate closely with delivery teams and provide input into relevant internal systems processes such as invoicing, project and time tracking, and customer relationship management software (CRM). The position is ideally located in a SustainCERT office, either Amsterdam or Luxembourg. Applicants looking to work remotely from other locations in the European Union will also be considered.>> READ MORE


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Talent Acquisition Lead

The Talent Acquisition Lead will be responsible for the whole recruitment process – from design of the job description to onboarding. He/she will serve as key technical expert, supporting hiring managers with tools and methodologies to ensure the most professional selection process and candidate experience.This position is ideally located in Amsterdam >> READ MORE


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Research Associate

The Research Associate will contribute to the company’s research unit and will be responsible for the implementation of the research agenda and thought leadership activities.This role requires the capacity to work independently as well as in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to enable collective climate action and support the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Department includes subject matter experts (SME) in areas of soil science, agriculture, life cycle assessment, data science, and market intelligence. This position is ideally located in Luxembourg, Amsterdam, or Switzerland. Other locations can be discussed for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Senior Sustainability Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Advisory Services, the Senior Sustainability Analyst will provide inhouse technical expertise for the delivery of advisory services addressing innovative approaches and corporate sustainability strategies in carbon and broader sustainability markets, as well as in the context of reporting frameworks. This position is ideally located in a SustainCERT office, either Luxembourg or Amsterdam. Applicants looking to work remotely from Europe or the United States of America will also be considered. >> READ MORE


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Senior Security Engineer

The Sr. Security Engineer will play an instrumental role in defining, and implementing SustainCERT’s security strategy and roadmap.The Sr. Security Engineer will work closely with stake holders across the organization in order to drive forward the company’s platform and capability from a security perspective.This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is a possibility for the right candidate.>> READ MORE


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Senior Data Engineer

The Senior Data Engineer will collaborate with peers in engineering and stake holders across the business, leveraging agile processes to deliver on the company roadmap and drive forward the company’s data platform capability.This is a great opportunity for a Senior Data Engineer and/or data scientist to influence and contribute to a high-impact organization and a vital mission.This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is possible for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Software Engineer Back End

the Software Engineer Back-End will play an instrumental role in defining, and implementing SustainCERT’s technology strategy and roadmap. The technology roadmap includes (1) the digitisation of carbon credit certification processes including data capture, GHG quantification and smart verification;(2)the development of an emission factor management system to support value chain certification solutions and corporate GHG reporting more broadly. The Sofware Engineer Back-End will be work closely with stake holders across the organization to ensure clear and complete product specifications and backlogs. This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is possible for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Senior Front End Engineer

The Front End Engineer will be an essential part of the in-house team of software engineers, leveraging agile processes to deliver on the company roadmap. The technology roadmap includes (1) the digitisation of carbon credit certification processes including data capture, GHG quantification and smart verification;(2)the development of an emission factor management system to support value chain certification solutions and corporate GHG reporting more broadly. The Sr. FE Engineer will work closely with stake holders across the organization in order to ensure clear, complete and implementable product specifications and backlogs.This position is ideally located in Luxemburg. Remote work is possible for the right candidate. >> READ MORE


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Certification Officer

the Certification Officer will have several important responsibilities. She/he will be responsible for technical reviews of projects submitted to SustainCERT for GS4GG certification and provide feedback and guidance to project developers and validation & verification bodies on certification. This position will also work closely with the certification team to facilitate the integration of the different product porfolios of environmental market (carbon credits). This position is ideally located in Asia, preferably in India. Location can be flexible for the right candidate.>> READ MORE


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Value Chain Certification Officer

the Value Chain Certification Officer will serve as in-house technical expertise for the auditing of GHG projects and activities conducted in the context of value chain sustainability reporting, with a particular focus on land-use related activities, including soil carbon enhancement and forest carbon sequestration. SustainCERT is incorporated in Luxembourg, but this position is ideally located in America. Location can be flexible for the right candidate.>> READ MORE


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Innovation Manager

the Innovation Manager will contribute to establishing SustainCERT’s leadership in the highly dynamic Carbon Markets and Scope 3 corporate reporting sectors by piloting a key program within the company’s strategy. The program will substantively accelerate progress towards humanity’s collective climate and sustainability goals while actively contributing to supporting product development trajectories.This position is ideally based in a SustainCERT office, either Luxembourg or Amsterdam. Applicants looking to work remotely from Europe or the USA will also be considered >> READ MORE


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Sales Support Officer

The Sales Support Officer’s main objective is to increase the sales efficiency of the business development team. He/She would ideally bring systems and technology focused thinking to their responsibilities to support the sales team. These responsibilities include with CRM management and data maintenance, document (invoicing, contracts) and process management, building and maintaining pitch decks and proposal templates, mont hly and quarterly reports, and contributions to market research and monitoring. Ideally this position is based in New York City >> READ MORE