ESG & Sustainability

Putting in the work today to preserve the promise of tomorrow.

We’re working to support our partners, their communities, and the natural world we share. Learn about our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) approach.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Taking action for meaningful progress.

With our Principles as a guide, we’re making clear commitments to achieve ESG excellence across our corporate footprint.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Taking action for meaningful progress.

With our Principles as a guide, we’re making clear commitments to achieve ESG excellence across our corporate footprint.

We’re adopting climate-conscious goals, policies, and processes across our organization. We commit to:
  • Pursue Net Zero status across our corporate operational footprint, to be achieved by 2040.
  • Annually report our GHG emissions and progress towards Net Zero, with an interim goal to reduce operational emissions by 15% within three years of acquisition by Blackstone.
  • Achieve and maintain carbon neutrality annually, starting in 2024.
  • Develop a methodology to track the Scope 4 avoided emissions from our market activities.
  • Assess the impacts of climate change on our business, develop adaptation, resilience, and mitigation plans, and disclose progress as per Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures guidelines.
  • Support and advise our clients on decarbonization and climate adaptation strategies.
Supporting the wellness of our employees, partners, and professional communities. We commit to:
  • Maintain a ‘safety first’ culture, promoting the health and wellness of our team and an incident-free workplace.
  • Conduct annual diversity training for all staff.
  • Provide career opportunities that are rewarding, accessible to all, and that respect and embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Track, maintain, and report on career and diversity data.
  • Increase hiring from veteran populations and other historically under-represented groups.
  • Collaborate with our union partners to foster and grow talent and deliver a positive career experience.
Fulfilling our role as an active force for societal good. We commit to:
  • Foster charitable giving, volunteer time, and community-building activities for our staff, companies, and stakeholders.
  • Partner with local organizations, non-profits, and government agencies to provide technical support, resources, and expertise in high-performance facilities and ESG.
Modernizing the spaces we work in to improve efficiency consumption and occupant wellness. We commit to:
  • Certify and maintain environmental standards for our company-owned facilities, including tracking utility use through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
  • Pursue environmental certifications for company-owned facilities.
  • Partner with landlords on leased properties to share environmental performance data and promote environmental building certifications, operations, and responsible construction practices.
  • Promote occupant health at our facilities through improved indoor air quality, access to daylight and natural ventilation, health and wellness amenities, and healthy building materials and furnishings.
  • Reduce non-essential business travel and take measures to offset or minimize remaining energy and GHG emissions associated with business travel.
  • Migrate to electric building systems and electric vehicles where feasible—powered by clean, renewable energy sources.
  • Track and measure water consumption and implement plans to conserve and reduce usage.
  • Track and measure waste and implement plans to increase recycling and diversion rates, and minimize waste sent to landfills.
Establishing mindful workforce, procurement, and sourcing processes. We commit to:
  • Adopt a sustainable procurement policy to evaluate environmental and social factors in all major purchases, or when sourcing materials.
  • Adopt a Responsible Contractor Policy.
  • Support workforce development initiatives.
We’re cultivating a culture of inclusivity and collaboration across the Legence network. We commit to:
  • Maintain a diverse and experienced Board of Directors and executive team, targeting a minimum of one-third of members representing women and minority groups.
  • Provide regular reporting to stakeholders on activities associated with this Policy, documented in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Set and uphold rigorous standards of ethical business, transparency, and leadership, and engage our peers and partners to move the industry forward through advocacy and collaboration.
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