May 27, 2022 – Sargent & Lundy released its 2021 sustainability report summarizing the firm’s commitment, actions, and achievements toward sustainable business operations.
Sargent & Lundy is committed to best practices in sustainability and has engaged in year-round focus on the impact of sustainability efforts – to include not only the environment, but also employees, clients, suppliers, communities, and the firm itself.
Sargent & Lundy’s 2021 Sustainability Report specifies actions and achievements in nine categories: governance, managing and communicating performance, offices, transportation and fuel consumption, water utilization, materials and supply chain, waste and cleaning, stakeholder engagement, and process improvement.
A primary achievement in 2021 was the continued dedication of the firm’s Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC), whose members come from varying roles from all business groups across the company. They are charged with implementing the sustainability plan and assessing its progress throughout the year.
The firm continued its success integrating sustainability into its workplace culture, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The distribution of web-based video and audio-conferencing tools helped support employees working remotely. By working from home, employees had an impact on emissions from vehicles or public transportation during commutes, usage of paper and printers, office ventilation and electricity, office waste removal, and the overall reduction of office purchases.
At office locations where stay-at-home orders were not in place or had been lifted, Sargent & Lundy proactively worked with building management to establish protocols and cleaning requirements to provide healthier environments. The SAC committee implemented procedures for the recycling of coffee packets, removal of desktop printers to minimize use of paper and ink, electricity usage, office desk phones, paper usage, physical space utilization including newly developed hotel stations, sustainable transportation, and food sources.
Read the full 2021 Sargent & Lundy Sustainability Report.