Master thesis at DeLaval: Mapping of carbon footprint within international company’s Supply Chain
The thesis is aimed for: Master
Program area: Industrial Engineering and Management and Production technology, Mechanical engineering, Chemistry and Biological Engineering, Energy, Environment, Physics and mathematics
Region: Stockholm, Sweden (some travels may be required to Germany and Poland)
Master thesis within Sustainability and Supply Chain at DeLaval
We have all heard about the challenges in meeting the Paris agreement, Greta Thunberg’s fight against policy makers, the alarming political landscape and the extreme weather.
DeLaval has, like many other companies, chosen to take a big step forward in terms of Sustainability.
Having a long history within production, serving a global market with in-house as well as external activities in all geographies, we now want to take the next step in our Sustainability work and see how we can contribute to reduce our carbon footprint.
In order to do so, we are looking for two ambitious students who want to use their Engineering skills to map our current carbon footprint within our Supply Chain.
The thesis aim is to give DeLaval a better understanding on our own operations and setting a direction strategically in terms of Sustainability. The thesis will present current research on how to best measure carbon emissions in different business areas. The students shall present the carbon emissions of the business areas cohesively and compare them internally.
Depending on the students different Engineering background focus will be placed on strategic directions to reduce the largest contributing area of carbon emissions. The work shall also highlight what actions are already in place in order to reduce carbon emissions.
The areas are limited to the activities covered within the Supply Chain organization, i.e. inbound/outbound transportation, travel, sourcing, packaging, waste, energy consumption within global facilities. Data will be provided and collected throughout the organization and some travelling to our larger facilities outside of Sweden are required in order to give the students a better understanding of the Supply Chain.
- Define the different areas regarding CO2 emission - where is our main footprint?Develop base line in the prioritized areas
- Benchmark with other industries to find “Industry excellence standard”
- Set targets for reduction
In order to be successful in the master thesis we are looking for students at the University with the following qualifications:
- Good analytical and problem solving skills
- Courses within Sustainability
- Master level in Industrial Engineering and Management and Production technology, Mechanical engineering, Chemistry and Biological Engineering, Physics and mathematics
- Ability to work at DeLaval HQ in Stockholm
The master thesis will be performed during spring 2020 with estimated start date in January.
The working place will both be at the University and at DeLaval in Stockholm.
The work will also to some extent be performed at the different distributor centers, factories and manufacturing suppliers.
We are looking for 2 students for this position.
Upload the CV of you and your partner together with a common cover letter on the DeLaval Portal.
We are recruiting on a rolling basis and as long as the ad is up, we have not filled the position.
If you have any questions regarding the thesis requirement, contact email@example.com with the e-mail subject "Master Thesis at DeLaval".
DeLaval is a worldwide leader in milking equipment and solutions for dairy farmers, which make sustainable food production possible, warranting milk quality and animal health. Our solutions are used by millions of dairy farmers around the globe every day.
DeLaval was founded more than 130 years ago in Sweden, when the visionary Gustaf de Laval patented the cream separator. Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and operates in more than 100 markets. DeLaval, alongside Tetra Pak and Sidel, is part of the Tetra Laval Group. For more information: www.delavalcorporate.com