We care about the environment in which we live
At Stantec, communities are at the heart of what we do. We recognise the impact we can have as a product of what we do, through our local community engagement programmes, our projects and our thought leadership. Our aim is to deliver social value as an integrated outcome of how we do business, through trusted relationships, and to look for continuous improvement in our approach over the long term.
This means that we are continually challenging how we can create societal and environmental benefits and aligning these with community, project and client outcomes.
Tackling Climate ChangeOn 27 June 2019, the UK parliament passed legislation committing the UK to a legally binding target of net-zero emissions by 2050. The Institution of Civil Engineers has declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. Recognising the pivotal role that engineers play in delivering the net-zero carbon target, Stantec is a signatory to the ICE Pledge. We recognise the importance of raising awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies alongside contributing positively to society and averting climate breakdown through our projects.
Thought leadership and stakeholder engagementWe have a respected track record for our thought leadership work, especially in the area of sustainable development and infrastructure. Over recent years, we have developed a programme of Places First papers aimed at repurposing planning, assessment and design processes, and reprioritising infrastructure investment to deliver better community health and environmental outcomes. We use this research to engage in discussions with clients about how we can continually improve what we do, and the outcomes we achieve through their projects.
Delivering Social ValueAt Stantec, we see the climate and biodiversity challenges in a wider community context. Putting communities at the heart of what we do means that we are continually challenging how we can create societal and environmental benefits and aligning these with project and client outcomes. We are pleased that we are already doing much of what is required as part of the ICE pledge, and we are committed to a programme of action which ensures that we play our part in delivering the net-zero carbon transition target.
Sustainability and Environmental ManagementAs part of our ISO 14001, Quality and Environmental Management systems, we evaluate all our projects to establish the extent to which environmental and sustainability goals can be advanced as part of our work, and where relevant – an environmental management plan adopted to achieve them. It also sets out our plans for more sustainable business operations.
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