Tracking & Reducing our Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tracking & Reducing our Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our GHG Emissions

We continually update our processes, so we can better understand and identify the greatest sources of GHG emissions within our organization, establish a data-driven approach to developing reduction strategies, and track progress in reducing emissions and towards meeting other sustainability goals, such as energy and cost savings.

In 2011, HDR established a goal to reduce GHG emissions by 20 percent by 2020, adjusted for growth, from a 2011 baseline. To track progress towards this goal, we began calculating our GHG emission inventory annually since 2011 in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, the most widely used, voluntary GHG accounting standard in the world. Our emissions reductions from 2011-2015 were nearly 3.0 percent.

Progress Toward our Goal

  • Emissions from paper use has decreased by nearly 50 percent since 2011
  • Purchased electricity for the Omaha headquarters has decreased nearly 50 percent since 2011
  • Employee commute emissions, which comprises a significant portion of our Scope 3 emissions (approximately 60 percent), has had an overall increase of 2.6 percent
  • Scope 1 & 2 emissions have decreased nearly 10 percent since 2011