At Grant Thornton, we know that building a successful business means being a good steward at our worksites and in our communities. We work hard everyday to build a more sustainable world. A Business Roundtable report, “Create, Grow, Sustain: How Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good,” details the efforts of nearly 150 companies, including Grant Thornton, to be responsible members of our local and world communities.
Here’s how Grant Thornton is “doing well by doing good”:
“The people of Grant Thornton are committed to sound environmental sustainability, personally and as a matter of firm policy. The firm’s ExperienceGreen initiative, launched in 2001, is our commitment to environmental and corporate social responsibility. The initiative amplifies our efforts through ongoing employee education, a host of charitable programs across the country, firm-wide recycling and conservation requirements, and the successful pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in office locations.”
Learn more about our efforts here. See Sustainability by the Numbers here.
As public accountants and advisers, we at Grant Thornton LLP are entrusted by the capital markets, business community and broader social community with significant responsibility — including corporate responsibility for environmental stewardship.
As part of our current and long-range strategic plans, we have made a commitment to an environmental policy designed to help us assess and minimize the overall impact of our business operations on the environment. To demonstrate our commitment, we:
1) Communicate to all partners and employees the full support of senior leadership in meeting our corporate social responsibility for environmental stewardship.
2) Communicate to all partners and employees the importance of individual responsibility and innovation in helping us enhance, protect and preserve the environment.
3) Drive environmentally friendly behavior in our offices through the use of local-office committees.
Include local and national training on environmental considerations.
Encourage office and individual volunteer participation in environmental causes and activities.
Reward innovation in developing and sharing environmentally friendly programming and best practices.
4) Observe environmentally friendly best practices in our operations by:
Encouraging our suppliers to develop an awareness of and commitment to improved environmental performance.
Entering into environmentally friendly leasing arrangements for office space; exploring green architecture and construction options; and considering our firm’s environmental footprint in the acquisition, design and location of offices.
Minimizing nonessential travel and working with environmentally friendly vendors in the travel industry.
Designing and conducting our national and local office meetings to minimize the impact on the environment.
Managing use of IT to minimize energy consumption.
Using post-consumer products in our marketing materials and opting for electronic transmission of information whenever possible.
Communicating and implementing initiatives that help us reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in our business operations.
Making environmentally friendly choices for waste disposal, including recycling of paper products, carpeting, computers and other electronic devices.
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