Environmental Sustainability

Creating a more secure
future for our planet.

We believe that the long-term sustainability of our business requires forward-thinking environmental practices.

We’re continually improving our environmental management capabilities, measuring and reporting our progress, and encouraging our associates to engage in responsible business practices.

Then again, we’re in the business of planning and preparing for the future.

See how we’re using renewable energy.

WASTE REDUCTION

Because less is more.

Since 2010, we have made significant progress in reducing
waste and increasing recycling1:

  • Single-stream recycling in 98% of our offices worldwide
  • Extended composting across our owned U.S. facilities
  • Expanded energy-from-waste programs, which divert
    waste from landfills to generate energy
Waste and Recycling Progress
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Managing our growth.

Since 2008, we have been measuring our global greenhouse gas emissions so we can make better long-term decisions.  

We have reduced emissions per associate while our associate population has grown by 39%2  over the last five years.

+1%

GREENHOUSE GASSES

-1%

greenhouse gas emissions
per square foot

-28%

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
PER ASSOCIATE

SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACES

Environmentally friendly by design.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system is designed to promote sustainable construction and renovation practices. Our goal is to obtain LEED certification or other industry-leading certifications, such as Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), for all new construction and major renovation projects.

37%

OF OUR REAL ESTATE HAS ACHIEVED SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATION

Our London office was awarded
BREEAM certification and recognized for its exceptional sustainability practices.

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ASSOCIATE ENGAGEMENT

Thinking globally, leading locally.

Our major global locations have
associate-led sustainability teams that
identify opportunities based on local
community needs, develop recommendations, and implement their ideas on site or within their communities. One example is the creation of corporate gardens at our Owings Mills, Maryland, campus and Colorado Springs, Colorado, office. In 2015, these two gardens produced over 600 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to help fight hunger in the community.

An associate harvests
vegetables from our
corporate garden in
Colorado.

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COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

See how we're making a difference in our communities.

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CAREERS

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1Due to improved reporting capabilities, we are restating results.

2To assess the quality and completeness of GHG emissions data, an independent third party verified 2013, 2014, and 2015 Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions.

All data as of December 31, 2015, unless otherwise stated.