HDR Named Sustainability Signatory by the American Public Transportation Association
HDR has been named a silver-level signatory by the American Public Transportation Association for its commitment to sustainability. Signatories are APTA member organizations that commit to a core set of principles and actions on sustainability, with increasing recognition levels from entry level to bronze, silver, gold and platinum designations.
As a silver-level signatory, HDR has shown that core sustainability principles were adhered to at the company’s headquarters and at least 40 percent of other offices with more than five full-time employees for the past two years. Other requirements include offering services that provide sustainability benefits to the transit industry. HDR’s sustainability services include: programmatic consulting; green infrastructure design; climate change planning and mitigation; Sustainable Value Analysis; and third-party sustainability program consulting and resiliency planning. HDR has also committed to achieving additional action items and reduction targets for the organization’s carbon footprint and waste generation.
This is the first year the higher-level signatory designation has been made available to private companies since inception of the signatory program. Previously, the “medals” designation was primarily reserved for public agencies, with private companies participating mainly as entry-level signatories. HDR Sustainable Transportation Director Janet Gonzalez is vice chair for APTA’s sustainability committee, which decided to open the higher-level signatories to private companies.
“This recognition shows that HDR follows the same principles we use to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals,” Gonzalez said. “We’re excited about the programmatic goals we’ve set as part of our commitment to APTA.”
About HDR’s Transit Experience
Because transit is not one size fits all, we help clients with everything from navigating the FAST Act and other funding alternatives, to managing program development and design, to providing construction management for new and established systems. Our wide-ranging portfolio includes managing the San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor Transit project, the Government Center Station renovation design in Boston, the Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study in Toronto and consulting on every phase of the new Kansas City modern streetcar. In addition to planning and engineering, our experts help clients with strategic funding, economic analysis, public engagement, real estate services, program/project controls, risk management and operations and maintenance.
For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.