Sustainability Development Goals
Our strategy helps us minimize the impact our firm has on the environment.
Envestt Trust Consulting supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. We are also participants in the UN Global Compact. We are continually strengthening our environmental policies and practices, which address reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste, and water usage across our entire operation.
Initiatives include the widespread use of videoconferencing capabilities to avoid unnecessary travel (particularly flights), the implementation of recycling hubs, and locating large offices in energy-efficient buildings. Thirty percent of our offices have LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification. We are building a network of Green Teams in our offices across the world to drive local sustainability efforts.
We are also committed to working with our suppliers, clients, and other stakeholders to advance environmental sustainability. Through the work of our Sustainability Practice, we help organizations across the world to operate in a more productive, resource-efficient, and sustainable way.
We are committed to becoming carbon neutral.
Since 2009 we have undertaken rigorous, annual, internal reporting of our greenhouse gas emissions, which come primarily from our travel to be with our clients and from energy use in our offices. In September 2018, we committed to becoming carbon neutral by taking the following actions:
Setting targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions
by 60 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050 for direct emissions and purchased energy, using best practice, science-based methodology in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius.
Purchasing 100 percent renewable electricity
and joining the RE100 coalition of leading organizations committed to this goal—by the end of 2018, we will already be purchasing 95 percent renewable electricity.
Investing in high-quality carbon-reduction projects
to offset the emissions we cannot reduce—our range of projects will include a broad range of geographies and technologies
BY THE NUMBERS
net carbon emissions
by the end of 2018, with a commitment to reach 100%
in Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 2050, 60% by 2030
Investing in carbon-reduction projects
While digital solutions for collaboration are enabling new ways of working, more than 90 percent of our emissions today come from travel, predominantly air travel to our clients’ sites, which we cannot yet eliminate. We are investing in a diverse portfolio of carbon-reduction projects, which will be selected to maximize environmental, social, and economic impact and align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The environmental integrity of these projects will be ensured by South Pole, a leading global provider of decarbonization solutions.
We are proud to be a member of RE100, a coalition of leading organizations committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity. We will be working to ensure we meet this commitment by purchasing green tariffs from our utility providers and by working with our landlords where they provide the electricity in offices we lease. Where this is not possible, we will purchase energy attribute certificates, such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), equal to our consumption in those markets to send a demand signal and support the development of renewable energy.