Since its inception over 25 years ago, ENVIRON has advanced practices and technologies that support the corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives of our clients around the world. We are proud of our continuing contributions to the field and to our clients' responsible stewardship of their operations and assets. We are also proud of our commitment to continually enhancing our own performance as a responsible corporation. Throughout our business, we uphold ENVIRON's Corporate Responsibility Policy (the Policy), which established the following primary objectives:
- To maintain a workplace environment that attracts the highest-caliber consultants and supports our employees in attaining their professional goals
- To promote the protection of human health and a sustainable global environment
- To reduce the environmental footprint of our own operations
- To support the communities in which we work and live
- To operate in a manner consistent with the highest standards of business ethics
Adopted by the ENVIRON Board of Directors and implemented by the ENVIRON global Corporate Responsibility Committee in conjunction with firm management, the Policy defines three primary elements of responsibility and specific commitments within each:
The ENVIRON Corporate Responsibility Committee has developed metrics which allow us to monitor our performance in each of these areas. Our performance measures and targets are updated as our experience grows and as our Corporate Responsibility program evolves.
ENVIRON is committed to promoting employee professional development; diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity; workplace safety and health; and responsible business practices with our contractors and suppliers. ENVIRON is committed to upholding the highest standards of business ethics in all our internal and external affairs. As part of this commitment, ENVIRON has also established a Business Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct that applies to all employees. We deliver interactive on-line training for all employees in the various aspects of workplace conduct, such as harassment, to foster awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all staff members to ensure a workplace environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.
Read our H&S policy.
ENVIRON recognizes the opportunity to promote the protection of human health and a sustainable environment through our work on behalf of our clients, as well as through our own operations. We are committed to our ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, and helping our clients do the same, by providing the means to measure and manage our use of energy, water and other consumables.
For example, ENVIRON has achieved the status of "Climate RegisteredTM" by successfully registering its North American greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory according to the rigorous standards of The Climate Registry. Becoming "Climate RegisteredTM" requires the annual calculation, verification and reporting of complete and accurate GHG emissions inventories in a transparent manner for all North American locations. ENVIRON is also proud to have been recognized as a leader in climate change consulting services through inclusion in The Climate Registry's Climate Pages.
Read our Environmental Sustainability Policy.
ENVIRON encourages employee contributions to our own communities and to the global community by supporting volunteer programs; maintaining initiatives such as ENVIRON's Pro Bono and Disaster Relief programs; and through the work of the ENVIRON Foundation, which has donated more than $1,500,000 to not-for- profit organizations around the world since its inception in 2005.
For example, in 2010, the ENVIRON Foundation and the ENVIRON Pro Bono Program supported Light4Life, a project to bring photovoltaic power to a remote rural school in the Himalayan community of Dhawa, Nepal. This pilot project uses clean, sustainable energy to transform the school building into a self-sustaining educational, cultural and commercial resource. The resulting significant reduction in the school's reliance on kerosene lighting is helping to improve health conditions, reduce fuel costs and local pollution and extend the use of an important community facility by increasing the use and reliability of computers and a projector, units for commercial use and a photo studio, all powered by photovoltaic electricity. Light4Life hopes that the pilot project's success will influence decision makers in other parts of the region, thereby accelerating the transformation to sustainable rural communities. ENVIRON's contribution included a Foundation grant and time volunteered by a member of the UK Carbon and Energy Management team.
Read our Community and Social policy.