Sustainability

Shaping the future of communities

Communities are facing major challenges to their long-term sustainability. An increasingly changing climate. Pollution of the biosphere and oceans. Loss in biodiversity. At the same time, there are opportunities for positive change through new technologies, ecosystem regeneration, and holistic, unified planning by community leaders. An ecosystem infrastructure approach—integrating the natural and built environment—is key to transforming the future of our communities. Read More

A company’s success is dependent on the health of the environment and communities it touches. Embracing strategies that help protect these connections furthers its competitive advantage.

Carrie Sabin Vice President, Corporate Sustainability
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See how we’re helping our clients and communities mitigate the effects of and adapt to climate change.

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I became a designer just because I think

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like all of us we want to change the

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world and we think that we are a riot

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and everyone else is less right and you

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know we have kind of ideas about how

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things should be and we'll never be

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satisfied and it keeps us interested and

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intrigued and I think that that's

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something that's kept me a designer and

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so sustainability was one of these

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things that from a sort of philosophical

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standpoint for me it became very

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interesting because suddenly it was not

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about you know what your design style is

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and what's fashionable right now but it

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was really an idea about we can all

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agree that philosophically clean air is

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better than polluted air and clean water

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is said of in polluted water and healthy

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buildings are better than non healthy

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buildings so if you could turn that into

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kind of an ethos and that would give you

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something to stand on that was sort of

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time I think that at the end of the day

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the thing that I'm trying to do is to

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make the building more sustainable more

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healthy and more resilient and so if I

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can accomplish any one of those three

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things or all of them that I feel like

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I've had a good day

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Climate solutions

We recognize that to fulfil our promise to design with community in mind, we need to consider climate change in our project work. Our focus as design and consulting professionals is to help our clients see their projects through a climate lens—and then act on what they find. No matter your level of climate action maturity, our diverse services will help you adapt—and achieve your mitigation goals. Learn More

Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We support and measure our collective impact against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The UN’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, the SDGs address the global challenges of poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. Stantec is actively tracking how our work supports the intent and metrics/indicators of the SDGs.

Sustainability Report

Stantec’s annual GRI-, SASB-, and TCFD-compliant Sustainability Report summarizes our progress against sustainability commitments, as well as our support of the United Nations Global Compact, Sustainable Development Goals, and the Women’s Empowerment Principles. 2021 Sustainability Report
Building a sustainable future
#1
Most Sustainable A/E/C Firm
1,500+
Sustainable Buildings Projects
A-
CDP Score
40,000+
Acres Restored

Corporate Knights ranked Stantec the most sustainable corporation among its industry peers in 2022.
We work with clients around the world to fuse sustainable thinking with building and systems design across multiple rating systems.
Stantec’s technical classification of A-, as awarded by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), places us in the “Leadership” category for contributing to a sustainable future.
We’ve worked on more than 40,000 acres of land restoration across the world.

Port Wing Estuary Restoration

At Stantec, working with nature is a habit. When community comes together to restore degraded ecosystems for the benefit of all living things, the community opens its arms to organisms big and small.

Services


Environmental Services We balance innovation and creativity with strong, grounded science and engineering practices.
International Development We help developing countries achieve resilient and equitable growth, transition to lower carbon economies, and protect water and other natural resources.
Sustainability & Building Performance We’re helping clients realize the full potential of their projects in terms of life cycle cost, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and human health and wellness.
Water Services Stantec delivers solutions to conveyance, wet weather flow and urban stormwater, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and water resources projects that minimize cost and maximize sustainability.
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Our team of climatologists, engineers, and environmental scientists help you understand—and adapt to—a changing climate. We can assess climate change impacts on your assets and deliver risk profiles and evaluations to prioritize your actions.

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