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WSP USA to be carbon neutral in 2019

Posted on April 30, 2019

As the world moves forward to meet the imperative of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our environment, WSP USA announced its intent to become carbon neutral across its U.S. operations, including all offices and employee business travel, in 2019.

“Our carbon neutrality commitment fulfills an important social compact,” said Gregory A. Kelly, president and CEO of WSP USA. “We recognize that, in tune with our clients, taking a leadership role in addressing climate change is a must. For societies and the environment to thrive, we believe that we must hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow.”

To support this commitment, WSP will actively manage its own greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts, systematically reducing its impact through energy efficiency, transportation, and travel efficiency, in addition to sourcing renewable energy. The company will also pursue high-impact carbon offsets.

The initiative is just one component of an interrelated approach to sustainability across its operations and supply chain, emphasizing waste and water management, procurement, the health and wellness of its staff, and community engagement, in addition to GHG emissions.

WSP’s carbon neutral commitment builds on the company’s global commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and is a tangible demonstration of the firm’s focus on delivering future-orientated strategies — not just for clients, but for its own operations. Decarbonization is a core focus area and WSP actively supports clients across the world in establishing and implementing carbon neutrality in a range of sectors. A recent article for GRESB by the company highlights the need for greater awareness and action for the construction of energy-efficient buildings that reduce carbon emissions.

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