Understanding and reducing our footprint

Since our people are our company’s greatest resource, we recognize the importance of providing productive and healthy spaces allowing for creative and functional work. At the same time, since we serve our clients from approximately 30 office spaces throughout the U.S., we aim to minimize our environmental impact from these facilities.

 Woodard & Curran has a long history of sustainability efforts at our offices, from grassroots recycling efforts and materials reductions to the deployment of sophisticated technology to allow our employees to work remotely with colleagues and clients nationally, reducing our carbon footprint from travel. At the beginning of 2017, we began developing our 2016 environmental footprint and have been engaging employees throughout the company to establish goals and a working plan to reduce our impact and offer employees the best spaces to work.1 In 2019 we’ll be collecting and analyzing more recent, 2017 and 2018, data to measure our progress. We’ve already made progress towards our goal to have a Green Team member in every office - expanding our team from 29 to 41 members - and increase the percent of office employees in green buildings – from 80 to 165, or 23%, of our office employees.

Access our full 2016-17 report here to see more information about our actions and plans.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Percent of employees in LEED-certified office space

    23%
  • Green Team members


    41
  • Percent of office waste diverted by recycling or composting

    74%
  • Percent of ‘green’ office supplies purchased through our national vendor

    32%
  • Total lbs. of paper used, per employee


    92
  • Percent of recycled content from all paper used

    5%

Our 2016 GHG Emissions, in total Metric Tons CO2e

Direct

  • Office Heating

    393
  • Fleet Vehicles

    571

Indirect

  • Office Electricity

    1327
  • Personal Vehicle Travel

    367
  • Air Travel

    1322
  • Office Employee Commuting

    1485
  • Office Wastewater

    6

2016 average office waste, per employee per day

  • Trash

    0.20 lbs
  • Recycling/Compost

    0.58 lbs

The 2016 emissions, waste, paper and purchasing data shared in this section does not include the footprint of our California offices and other offices that came under our business operations in 2017 due to data availability. The data has been normalized by employee to allow for measurements of progress moving forward. The Green Team member count and the percent of employees in LEED-certified office space are updated, 2018, figures.

2020 Goals

  • Have a Green Team member in every office.

2025 Goals

  • Reduce our GHG emissions per employee by 20%, from 9.2. to 7.3 MT CO2e.
  • Locate 15% of office employees in green buildings.
  • Increase our waste diversion rate to 80%.
  • Lower the daily, per person rate of trashed waste from .2 to .15 lbs.
  • Increase our recycled paper content to 30%.
  • Reduce our per-employee paper consumption by 10%.
  • Increase the amount of sustainable office supply purchases to 50%.