April 26, 2023 – Sargent & Lundy is committed to achieving a more environmentally conscious business. To demonstrate our commitment and increase transparency around our sustainable practices, we established our first Sustainability Committee in 2020. We are pleased to build on that foundation and share with you our 2022 Sustainability Plan.
The Sustainability Advisory Council is made up of employees of varying roles from different business groups across the company who are charged with implementing our sustainability plan, assessing areas of improvement, and reporting on our progress each year. Their insight and coordination will help us make significant strides in our sustainability plan.
This year, we strategically altered our use of resources such as electricity, ventilation, and general office supplies. Sustainable efforts were made to accommodate employees working from home exclusively, as well as hybrid workers, and support the opening of offices in April 2022.
This plan specifies our actions and achievements in seven areas: governance, managing and communicating performance, offices, transportation and fuel consumption, water utilization, materials and supply chain, waste and cleaning, stakeholder engagement, and process improvement. In addition to our efforts in 2022, the plan also outlines our goals and projections for the next two years.
In 2022, there were two score cards for the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (EUISSCA), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Core, and Consulting/Advisory Services. Sargent & Lundy’s Consulting/Advisory Services sustainability survey score is 93% out of 100%.
We recognize the long-term benefits of sustainability and have designed a plan across multiple years. Adopting sustainable practices not only helps the environment, but it can also lead to reduced costs, happier stakeholders, increased productivity, and countless more benefits. Sustainability matters – to our people, our clients, our suppliers, our company, and our communities.
We are proud of our achievements thus far and know that, with a long-term strategy and desire, we will help make a sustainable, positive impact on the world.