WINDSOR, Conn. – TRC Companies, a digitally powered and environmentally focused global professional services firm, announced its commitment to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its full value chain by 2040, aligning with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 °C.
To drive accountability and progress, we also commit to the following 2030 targets:
- 50.6% reduction in company-wide Scope 1 and 2 emissions (offices and fleet vehicles) from 2019 levels.
- 25% reduction in company-wide Scope 3 emissions (business travel, employee commuting, and purchased goods) from 2021 levels.
“As a climate solutions leader, TRC recognizes the urgent need to address climate change and its adverse effects on our planet,” says Christopher Vincze, Chairman and CEO of TRC. “We must lead the way in establishing sustainable business practices and support our clients in efforts to reduce their impact on the environment as well.”
TRC has been setting and achieving goals to reduce GHG emissions since 2015. We have developed a transition plan to accelerate our progress that includes the following focus areas:
- Enhance energy management
- Expand renewable energy procurement
- Optimize fleet, including use of lower-emitting fuels and electrification
- Optimize business travel to ensure a reduced carbon footprint
- Prioritize sustainable procurement practices
“These targets are ambitious but achievable,” says Karen Lutz, VP Corporate ESG/Sustainability. “TRC is committed to working with our clients to tackle climate challenges while aligning with climate science and achieving absolute reductions through our full carbon footprint.
About TRC Companies
Groundbreaker. Game changer. Innovator. TRC is a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions that address local needs. For more than 50 years, we have set the bar for clients who require consulting, construction, engineering, and management services, combining science with the latest technology to devise solutions that stand the test of time. TRC’s more than 6,000 professionals serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from conception to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. We break through barriers for our clients and help them follow through for sustainable results. TRC is ranked #20 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Learn more at TRCcompanies.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.