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Sustainability Specialist

Job Req ID:  8276

Nashville, TN, US, 37219-1765

Date:  Jul 30, 2022

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

OUR COMPANY: As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners globally. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Our work to build a better world is inextricably linked to protecting the environment, supporting our communities, developing our employees, diversifying our workplace, and fostering economic prosperity for future generations. Our team of talented and hardworking people help create a positive culture and challenging work environment that offers career development and advancement opportunities. As a proven, innovative industry leader, LP inspires others to win, effectively collaborates, and celebrates remarkable performance. We seek to continuously improve to strengthen our tomorrow.


JOB PURPOSE: The Sustainability Specialist is responsible for supporting company-wide activities related to sustainability/ESG related programs and communications and helping advance our position as a leader in the building industry. In this role, the Sustainability Specialist will be focused on tracking key ESG metrics and performance data, supporting the integration of company- wide sustainability strategies and data systems, liaising with ESG agencies (SASB, ISS, MSCI, CDP) and updating company ESG information as required. This position partners with the all levels of the organization to support and execute LP’s Sustainability Strategy and will report to the Director, Sustainability & Public Policy.




  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive ESG Strategy that is aligned with our business strategy and stakeholder expectations
  • Monitor and update reporting and disclosures to key industry reporting platforms, such as ISS and other disclosure programs utilized by the company.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand and assist with the tracking of key data related to our environmental impacts along with relevant social indicators
  • Support Director of Sustainability & Public Policy and SMEs on developing sustainability roadmaps, setting targets, and plans for achieving goals
  • Lead ESG reporting to rating agencies and external assessments on behalf of the company
  • Support the ESG Task Force and Climate/Carbon Council in the development of a comprehensive climate strategy
  • Engage with third parties to conduct GHG inventory and climate risk and opportunity assessments related to our operations and assets
  • Support the development and execution of the annual sustainability report with specific focus on the disclosure of ESG data and performance metrics
  • Work with IT and Data & Analytics teams to develop processes and procedures to ensure good data governance for all sustainability/ESG data
  • Conduct research and benchmarking to understand best practices to help inform company strategies
  • Engage with partners and global resources to stay informed on key ESG issues and topics relevant to the company
  • Contribute to the development of training resources for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent company interests on industry association committees as it relates to sustainability/ESG related topics
  • Other tasks as assigned






Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of corporate sustainability/ESG functional processes and best practices
  • Understanding of ESG rating companies and frameworks (SASB, TCFD, GRI, CDP)
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and influence skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience engaging with senior leaders, and other key internal and external stakeholders



  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in sustainability, environmental science, or environmental management/engineering



  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the areas of sustainability or environmental management
  • Experience conducting GHG inventories (GHG Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions)
  • Experience with developing Life-cycle assessments (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency auditing and management
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.



  • Nashville, TN Hybrid Office Environment
  • Occasional travel

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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