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HDR Publishes 2018 Sustainability + Corporate Responsibility Report

HDR is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Sustainability + Corporate Responsibility Report. Built around the issues that matter most to employees, clients, and the industries and communities HDR serves, the report summarizes the firm’s global sustainability activities and results for calendar year 2017.

The report is organized by four pillars — projects, people, practices and partnerships — to illustrate how HDR delivers solutions that improve the quality of life for both employees and the people who are ultimately impacted by the professional services the firm provides. The report highlights examples of sustainability projects and efforts to improve sustainability in its business practices, as well as safety, culture, and community engagement.

Highlights for the year include:

  • An internal paper reduction challenge resulted in a reduction of more than 300 pages per person in 2017.
  • The firm’s long-term solid waste management strategy for the city of Toronto, Ontario was named a Gold Award winner by the Solid Waste Association of North America.
  • An HDR-designed bus rapid transit system in New Mexico became the first in the United States to meet the Gold BRT Standard from the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy.
  • HDR became an Accredited Service Provider for CDP, which runs the global disclosure system enabling companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage environmental impacts. HDR helps CDP review city reports for thoroughness of reported data.

“Our sustainability program continues to evolve as we work to transform how buildings, infrastructure and communities are designed to support resiliency, sustainability and human health, and improve our business practices to reduce impacts,” said HDR Sustainability Director Michaella Wittmann, LEED Fellow, ENV SP, Fitwel Champion.

HDR’s 2018 Sustainability + Corporate Responsibility Report was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. HDR has published a sustainability report since 2008.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 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.

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