North American design firm Stantec has published its 2011 Sustainability Report in which the firm outlines its performance towards environmental, social, and economic goals and identifies several areas targeted for improvement.
Stantec's fifth annual Sustainability Report was prepared in accordance with the internationally recognized G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, developed by the Global Reporting Initiative.
In 2011, Stantec reported progress on its sustainability performance in a number of key areas, including:
- Achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for greenhouse gas verification under ISO 14065
- Implemented and successfully registered an organization-wide environmental management system (EMS) to the ISO 14001:2004 standard as a means to benchmark and improve environmental performance, with third party verification
- Selected for the second year to the Canadian Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index by the Carbon Disclosure Project
- Reported total revenue for its Aboriginal partnerships of more than $13 million
- Donated $901,000 (1.8% of annual pre-tax profits) through its Community Investment Program to support communities in which Stantec operates
- Continued to add to the number of LEED certified projects (currently more than 160) where Stantec had a design role
- Was recognized with several employer awards, including one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, one of Canada's Greenest Employers, and one of Canada's Ten Best Companies to Work For.
A full copy of Stantec's 2011 Sustainability Report is available at http://www.stantec.com/sr2011. +