ESA Releases 2014 Sustainability Report
In ESA’s 2014 Sustainability Report, we’ve outlined how our company has performed against the sustainability goals and objectives outlined in our 2012 Sustainability Plan. The 30-page document measures the firm’s progress and further promotes our commitment to sustainable operations, pursuing work that matters within a vibrant employee-ownership culture.
Featured in our new report are more than a dozen examples of the exciting project work ESA has partnered with clients to complete in support of global sustainability – from triple-bottom-line community planning to ecosystems restoration to green infrastructure projects, this is work that matters in an era where collapsing natural systems, resource inequity and negative impacts from a changing climate are becoming all too common.
Highlights from the 2014 Sustainability Report include:
- Companywide, paper use is down by 58% from 2007, on per-capita basis;
- Our GHG emissions associated with business travel were 25% lower in 2013 than in 2007;
- We exceeded our goal to locate 20% of ESA office space in LEED or Energy Star certified buildings by 2013;
- We exceeded our staff volunteering goal.
In 2007, ESA made a commitment to integrate sustainability into its operations - of reducing impacts and walking the talk. By identifying sustainability as a core value and an essential element to ESA’s long-term success, the firm published its 2010 Sustainability Plan. The plan and subsequent actions were approved by ESA’s Board of Directors and championed by the firm’s Sustainability Committee.
For further information on ESA’s commitment to sustainability principles as well as our services related to climate change and sustainability, contact Jeff Caton, PE, LEED AP, ESA’s Sustainability Committee Chair at jcaton [at] esassoc [dot] com or by calling 415.896.5900.