Weber Shandwick’s Always-Engaging Ongoing CSR Commitment Yields Results
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries, weaves Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into everything the firm does for its clients and employees. Weber Shandwick is mindful of its environmental impact and promotes sustainability by minimizing its own environmental footprint and partnering with clients who share a passion for contributing to their communities. Weber Shandwick’s business plans and global employee culture share a “green mindset” and a commitment to being “engaging, always.”
In 2009, Weber Shandwick implemented a non-billable travel emissions offsetting program with Carbonfund.org, designed to neutralize employees’ global business travel by supporting carbon reduction and clean air technology projects around the world. To date, Weber Shandwick has neutralized over 16 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions related to staff business travel, the same quantity of emissions as created by burning almost 825,000 gallons of gasoline. The firm also focuses on minimizing consumption of resources like water and energy, maximizing the efficiency of resource use, and minimizing and responsibly dealing with waste.
Weber Shandwick’s “Green Teams” lead the firm’s efforts to maintain ISO 14001 certification requirements, set future goals for the firm’s sustainability achievements, and tailor environmental programs to suit their respective offices.
In 2013, the firm launched the Impact Project to enhance the pro bono and volunteer efforts of its workforce across various global regions. Weber Shandwick recently held its 8th annual Making A Difference Awards program to spotlight individuals and specific offices that make a positive impact through what they do for others around the world. Carbonfund.org is proud to partner with Weber Shandwick in making a difference by improving the firm’s sustainable business travel.