Grounded by our five core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship, we are dedicated to managing our business in a way that has a positive impact on the environment and in our communities.
While we have been promoting environmentally sustainable habits across our firm for many years, we are now creating a formalized policy and program to integrate environmental sustainability into our already robust focus on corporate social responsibility. We are working to formalize our objectives, metrics, key performance indicators and reporting practices to ultimately continue to better our firm, our people, our communities and our planet.
Serving our people and clients remotely
In 2020, our operations footprint and environmental impact were greatly reduced as the majority of our people pivoted to remote work, eliminating their daily commutes, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we emerge from the pandemic, we are committed to leveraging all we have learned, including continuing to offer remote working options and not returning to our former levels of business travel.
Our video conferencing tools enable our people and our clients to collaborate virtually, which reduces the need for travel and thereby our carbon footprint.