Managing our footprint

Managing our footprint

We, as individuals and organizations, have a responsibility to manage our impacts on the environment, regardless of the nature or scale of what we do.

50% of our office spaces were in buildings that are LEED-certified or have LEED-certified interiors

Workspace efficiency

Our environmental impacts

We recognize that our emissions will have an impact on climate change. As we do not manufacture goods, our footprint is smaller than many other organizations of our scale; however, we believe it is still important to take responsibility for our impact, which starts with our goal to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (or GHG).

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Carbon emissions trends FY07–FY13

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1,600+

staff and partners are part of our Green Team network

Green Teams

100%

of the electricity in our offices came from renewable sources in FY13

Workspace efficiency

Progress toward our goal

We set a goal to reduce our carbon footprint 30% by FY16. Our efforts thus far have helped us to exceed our goal. But merely reaching our goal is not enough. We know it is important to demonstrate our ability to sustain this level of reduction for the long term.

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Composition of carbon footprint

  •  Air travel 46%
  •  Workspace* 22%
  •  Commuting 15%
  •  Other 17%

*100% of the energy we used in our offices came from renewable sources. We purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) which mitigated our workspace energy use. The RECs, from wind energy projects across the country, are certified by Green-e Energy and verified by an independent third party.

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