Our offices take steps to reduce the impact of our operations on the natural environment.
As a professional-services firm, our environmental footprint is relatively limited. However, our offices and practices across our entire operation take steps to reduce that footprint, with initiatives including the widespread adoption of video-conference equipment to avoid unnecessary travel, the implementation of recycling hubs, and locating major offices in energy-efficient buildings.
We have “green teams” in offices across the world, which develop and implement initiatives. Our central team supports our offices and functions as they initiate projects and establish infrastructure and processes that will help us reduce our carbon footprint.
We collect data on our environmental impact quarterly and produce regular reports for internal use, produced and verified by a respected external carbon management organization. Our director of sustainability oversees our sustainability strategy and supports efforts in each office to optimize energy efficiency and reduce waste.
In addition, we invest in projects with substantial long-term impact on sustainability. These include:
- the development of green-growth strategies for developing nations
- the design of greenhouse-gas-abatement curves used by policy makers and business leaders in more than 30 countries
- our collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund and the Carbon Disclosure Project on the “3% Solution,” which charts a profitable course for US businesses to meet the 2020 carbon reductions scientists say are needed to avoid a temperature increase of over 2°C above pre-industrial levels