Sustainability & ESG
Morrison Hershfield has been reporting on our Corporate Social Responsibility for years. We transitioned to a more robust Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy in 2022, taking steps to formalize our climate commitments through third-party, industry leading frameworks, and expanding our goal setting and targets around the physical and social impacts we have on our people, clients, partners, communities and the environment.
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Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 Emissions per Employee (since 2019)
As an engineering firm, we have a great responsibility to operate sustainably and an opportunity to deliver sustainable infrastructure solutions that have a significant positive impact on our communities and the planet.
I am very proud of the collaborative efforts of our ambitious teams who are passionate about creating sustainable social and environmental change.
We will continue to hold each other accountable and responsible for making progress on our commitments, and together we will continue to make a difference.
-Anthony Karakatsanis, President & CEO, Morrison Hershfield
Our ESG Strategy
ESG is an important tool in driving change. Our ESG strategy is grounded in the belief that we can thoughtfully leverage our people, culture and capabilities to have a lasting positive impact on the environment, our clients, our employees and the communities we serve. We are advancing sustainability and ESG initiatives within our own operations and in every project we deliver, and though we have made significant progress, and we know there is still much work to do.
Measuring Our Progress
We want to do more to protect the environment. We’ve committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions in line with climate science with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) and are setting science-backed near-term reduction targets for all emission scopes for third-party validation in 2024.
Transparent reporting helps us manage climate-related opportunities and risks. In addition to SBTi, we use the Global Reporting Initiative, FIDIC’s Climate Change Charter and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to measure our ESG performance.
2022 ESG Report
Our expanded ESG strategy and framework is an exciting evolution of our previous Corporate Social Responsibility reporting.
Morrison Hershfield’s 2022 ESG Report details our ESG strategy, climate commitment, our overall progress and plans to enhance our ESG performance.
Carbon Footprint Report
We want to do more to protect this planet. We’ve committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions in line with climate science with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) and are setting science-backed near-term reduction targets for all emission scopes for third-party validation in 2024.
In conducting our latest Carbon Footprint Assessment, we partnered with Avarni to accurately and efficiently calculate our carbon footprint, and to forecast carbon reduction pathways that will help us meet our net-zero targets.
Our Climate Commitment
- View each project as a climate action opportunity and fulfill the FIDIC Climate Charter.
- Commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative, set science-based near-term reduction targets for all emission scopes, and submit the targets for third-party validation in 2024.
- Achieve carbon neutral status for our operations in 2024 for Scope 1 (natural gas) and Scope 2 (electricity).
- Achieve net-zero GHG emissions across all scopes by no later than 2050, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
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