Every day, we know the decisions we make have an impact on our environment. Reducing our footprint by using resources responsibly helps us increase efficiency, save money, and attract and retain clients and employees.
That’s why we’re committed to big goals when it comes to the environment. By 2020*, we want to help employees make more informed choices that lead to:
- a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions
- a 20 percent reduction in water use
- zero waste to landfill
*Baseline year is 2012 and target deadline is January 1, 2020. Carbon emissions and water use goals are per-person targets.
How will we do this? Through new technologies and operational efficiencies, and by helping employees make more informed choices — at work and at home.
With our Risk Assessment Management Program (RAMP), we’re expanding our dialogue with worldwide partners so our supply chain has a low risk of environmental impact. We've built environmental and social factors into our vendor selection, including:
- Policies covering equal opportunity, child or forced labor, health and safety, and human rights
- Supplier and subcontractor audits for social compliance
- Anti-corruption, and gifts and entertainment
- Environmental certification
- Diversity and hiring practices
Our employees want to know what we’re doing as a company to reduce our environmental impact, and they want to know what they can do to help.
That’s why we’ve created an employee sustainability dashboard, to quantify our positive impact on the environment. It measures factors like commuting, flexible work solutions and recycling — even composting and tree planting. And it provides solutions to help employees reduce consumptions and emissions.
With the dashboard as a scorecard, teams of our employees are competing in “Green Your Team” challenges to keep track of their impact. And last year, a record number of employees took part in our North American Speaker Series, which addressed a range of sustainability topics. These efforts will continue to expand internationally as more employees seek ways to get involved with environmental sustainability.