As part of our journey to continuously improve, we have partnered with The Natural Step to help us systematically review, prepare and adopt further sustainable policies and practices in the context of four core principles.These four principles include:
- Reduce how much we take from the earth
- Reduce waste and chemical build-up
- Not degrade nature
- Not undermine people's capacity to meet basic needs
Using this framework, we have developed a systematic approach to define our sustainability success based on the following strategic goals. By 2020, we will have achieved the following in our sustainability journey:
Our Governance: ...our shared commitment, values, vision and practices empower and enable our people to create successful, innovative sustainable solutions for our clients and communities.
Our People and Team: ...we are active citizens of sustainability and our people thrive in a culture of innovation, collaboration, hard work and fun!
Our Facilities and Operations: ...our facilities and operations have zero waste and are carbon neutral and water neutral, exemplifying our skills and leadership in sustainability, inspiring our employees, clients and the communities in which we live and work by.
Our Products and Services: ...our professional design solutions consistently demonstrate local knowledge, a high level of technical expertise, a deep understanding of client needs and an unrelenting commitment to sustainability.
Our Relationships: ...we are leaders in advancing sustainability, openly collaborating with clients, governments, academia and others to create leading-edge solutions.
Our Voice: ...we are passionate advocates for sustainability by speaking with a knowledgeable, collaborative voice in our industry and communities, inspiring others along their sustainability journey.