Weber Shandwick North America Engaging in Sustainability
Monday, 1 August 2016
Weber Shandwick’s North America staff is steadfast in a commitment to be responsible citizens of the world — as individuals and as a company. As one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, and consistent industry award winner, Weber Shandwick understands the new “Engagement Era” in marketing and uses employee engagement internally to achieve the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.
In 2015, Weber Shandwick achieved or was in the process of achieving LEED certification for 50% of its offices in North America, making up 65% of the region’s total headcount. Approximately 70% of employees in North America will be in LEED space when Weber Shandwick’s Minneapolis and Dallas offices are certified in 2016.
The firm makes a contribution to Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon emissions produced by the North American staff’s non-billable business travel. In 2015, Weber Shandwick offset nearly 3,200 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. In 2014 & 2013, the offset was approximately 3,000 metric tonnes of emissions each year. The annual non-billable business travel emissions offset program has been in place since 2010.
The firm’s North America CSR committee funds office “Green Teams” and provides $25 per employee per year to further green initiatives. Green Team members receive credit in billable hours to encourage participation.
The Engagement Era is new to some, but not to Weber Shandwick. The firm’s corporate values and strong code of conduct promotes giving back to the communities it serves and to providing an earth-conscious work environment, in order to make a positive impact for its client, communities and its employees.