Our Operational Impact
We are committed to responsible resource consumption and waste management. Our primary focus is on reducing our waste and secondarily, disposing of the waste we do create in a sustainable manner.
We are committed to diverting 100% business waste from landfill by 2020. Our responsible waste management practices prioritize reducing the amount of waste we generate, maximizing recycling and composting, and utilizing waste-to-energy facilities where available. Some examples include transitioning towards centralized business waste collection on our office floors, which typically doubles our recycling volumes, and hosting Quarterly “Operation Clean Up” activities to encourage waste cleanup and a healthy work environment through archiving, returning and recycling.
Furthermore, we are constantly reviewing our workspace offerings to ensure we are incorporating reusable items as much as possible. If not, we are procuring items that can be disposed of a responsible way to reduce our global waste impacts.
In 2017, we recycled 100% of our eWaste, 99% of our construction waste, and diverted 93% of our business waste from landfill.
In 2017, over 90% of our paper was procured from post-consumer recycled or certified new fiber sources and we reduced our paper use per-capita by over 25% from a 2013 baseline, surpassing our 2020 goal of a 20% reduction.