It’s the right thing to do.
As a business, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment, as reflected in our sustainability vision statement:
SWCA believes that achieving a sustainable balance between humanity’s social, economic, and environmental needs is essential in providing a healthy planet for future generations. We believe our sustainability actions will create a stronger company and will help ensure a prosperous future for our employees and clients and the communities we live in. We will be innovative and proactive leaders in sustainable business practices, and we will promote such practices by serving as a positive example for others.
The Environmental Sustainability Committee and Green Team Network are made up of representatives from across SWCA that serve as champions of sustainability, both company-wide and at the office level. Working closely together, these two groups usher in sustainable changes through education, engagement, and implementation of corporate initiatives.
For more information, download our 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report here or browse in fullscreen below.
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SWCA has a long history of sustainability. Listen as CEO and President, Joseph J. Fluder, III, discusses our sustainability framework, its People, Planet, Partnerships pillars, and how it ties together SWCA’s operations and commitments.
Leading by Example
SWCA’s Green Team Network connects employees who serve as champions of environmental sustainability at the office level. Working in conjunction with our Environmental Sustainability Committee, the Green Team promotes changes in each office through education, engagement, and implementation of corporate initiatives.
Lauren Strong, an associate project biologist and the Green Team representative out of our San Diego, California office, allows her passion for the environment to shine through her work – in the field and representing the Green Team
SWCA has been working with West Bay Sanitary District since 2020 to design and permit a living shoreline that will protect critical wastewater infrastructure in San Francisco Bay. SWCA’s environmental engineers designed an ecotone levee that will allow existing marsh habitat to migrate upslope with sea-level rise, reducing the impacts that sea-level rise will have on the infrastructure.
SWCA performed environmental clearance services for the Rebuild Florida Program to assist the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This voluntary buyout is part of a disaster recovery program to reduce risk to Bay County residents after Hurricane Michael impacted the area in 2018.
Shaped by rivers, sounds, and the Atlantic Ocean, the coastal regions of North Carolina offer thousands of miles of scenic waterfront. Yet, due to the increasing impacts of climate change, these very waterways threaten the livelihood of a coastline dotted with historic towns and millions of residents. North Carolina launched its Resilient Coastal Communities Program (RCCP) in 2021 as a framework for counties and municipalities to prepare for coastal hazards through technical and financial support.
SWCA is pleased to share that as of 2022, 100% of offices across the country are replacing disposable water bottles, plastic cups, plates, utensils, and other single-use plastic items for office use with environmentally friendly alternatives. This is an important step forward in SWCA’s sustainability goals and further reduces the company’s consumption of nonrenewable resources.
Collectively, the world is awakening to the need for sustainability and social justice, and SWCA Environmental Consultants is making significant strides in these arenas. As SWCA has experienced significant growth and geographic expansion in recent years, we have also expanded our commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices.
SWCA worked with Santa Fe County Fire Department to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The SWCA Team developed an interactive Story Map to increase engagement with the Santa Fe County public during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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