Michaella Wittmann | HDR

Michaella Wittmann, LEED Fellow, ENV SP, Fitwel Ambassador

Environmental, Social & Governance Director

As our corporate director for environmental, social and governance, Michaella is working with our executive team, our inaugural ESG Advisory Committee and leadership across the company to develop our ESG approach, including annual reporting. Our employee-owners will have significant input into how our ESG program develops and evolves. Having been a part of HDR for more than 25 years, Michaella has a unique perspective and has built a network of relationships that will help her coordinate across all levels of our global company to advance our EGS initiatives.

Michaella has always been passionate about sustainability in the built environment and started our first sustainability program in 1995. She first focused on integrating sustainability solutions into buildings, transitioning in the early 2000s to lead our Office of Sustainability and Resiliency to direct both internal sustainable business practices and application of sustainability and resiliency in infrastructure projects. At this time, Michaella began to holistically examine our impact on the environment by monitoring and tracking progress toward reducing our overall impact, including setting our first greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, which was met in 2020. The evolution of corporate social responsibility into environmental social governance, has motivated her to shift her focus to helping us progress the breadth of topics included in ESG, many of which we have embraced for decades.