Chief Executive Officer Statement
I am delighted to introduce GHD’s tenth Sustainability Report. This report also serves as an opportunity to introduce “Sustainability @ GHD” our new online sustainability platform.
As one of world’s leading privately held companies in our industry, GHD recognises our responsibility to make our operations sustainable for the generations who follow. A sustainable world depends on physical and social infrastructure that advances economic opportunity, protects our environment and improves people’s lives. Sustainable solutions and innovation are at the core of what we do, and how we operate. This report highlights our progress over the past year, including our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint.
GHD remains committed to making the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and its principles part of our strategy, culture and day-to-day operations, and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) for 2030. The challenges facing people and our planet require innovative thinking and bold actions. Through our professional services, we continue to assist our clients in this regard, whilst also acting in a manner that aligns our own operations to the SDGs that affect us most.
Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond meeting client expectations and complying with environmental rules and regulations at the local, state/provincial and national levels. We have delivered progress across a number of identified focus areas throughout the year. I am especially pleased to see our GHD in the Community program making such a difference to the lives of both our employees and communities around the world. The associated social impact of this effort and many of our other activities can be found in the case studies throughout this report.
Our annual Sustainability Report is also our UNGC Communication on Progress. You will find the SDG icons throughout this Report, indicating how our sustainability efforts connect with those of the SDG’s.
We will continue to review and improve our sustainability efforts across our business, to ensure that our programs are as effective and efficient as possible in delivering value to the communities we support.
For more information on the strategic actions GHD is taking to become more sustainable in our own operations and to see examples of projects where GHD is helping our clients do the same, go to Sustainability@GHD.
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