HARRISBURG, PA. — Gannett Fleming, Inc. released its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), which highlights the firm’s success in achieving a set of three-year sustainability goals one year ahead of schedule. The company exceeded its goals of reducing energy use, water use, and solid waste disposal since 2009 levels at its corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa. Additionally, the report showcases other aspects of the corporate sustainability program, which include health and wellness, safety, continuing education, training, community service, and sustainable solutions for clients.
The CSR is available at www.gannettfleming.com/corporatesustainability.htm.
The theme of the report is 2011 Acts of Sustainability, which represents both the reporting year of the document, as well as the nearly 2,000 employees who performed acts of sustainability in the office, at home, and in service to clients. In this way, readers may view the title to mean how many acts occurred, when they occurred, or both.
Publishing the report externally is an extension of a corporate sustainability program launched in 2009. As part of this program, the firm defined the sustainable metrics it would record, established baseline data, and set reduction goals in an effort to measure progress in reducing the firm’s environmental footprint. In 2010, Gannett Fleming published an internal report to enlighten employees about the results of the program. The 2011 report invites all stakeholders, including clients, business partners, and the public, to share the results.
“Sustainability is a core value of Gannett Fleming and something our firm has demonstrated since its founding in 1915,” said Mark D. Johnson, Gannett Fleming vice president and corporate sustainability officer. “Benchmarking our progress in the CSR ensures that our business policies and practices continue this rich heritage.”
A section of the new report profiles several projects that incorporate sustainable attributes. The variety of projects — ranging from a bus maintenance facility to a solar farm — represents the diverse industry sectors Gannett Fleming serves. They also demonstrate how Gannett Fleming has responded to its clients’ challenges with leading-edge, sustainable solutions.
Gannett Fleming is ranked number 47 on Engineering News-Record’s 2011 Top 100 Green Design Firms list based on design revenue from registered sustainable projects.