Clients and communities are becoming increasingly aware that the developed economies have been existing outside of the limitations and constraints of the natural systems upon which our quality of life and existence depend. They understand there are implications with continuing on this trajectory, including climate variability and extremes, resource depletion, water issues (flooding & drought), availability & nutritional content of food, long-term energy availability, human & ecological health, habitat & wildlife degradation, and more.
Science has raised our consciousness regarding these issues.
In response, C&S has developed our own corporate sustainability plan. This plan guides our internal operations with an eye toward transforming the footprint of our business activities to align with the targets and limits within the timeframes identified by the science community. We will report publicly regarding our progress toward these goals, holding ourselves accountable through transparency. You can review our plan and progress report through the link above.
In our role as consultants for the built environment, we have both the opportunity and the moral obligation to help our clients better understand and integrate these broader, long-term considerations and the opportunities to more comprehensively address these issues through the investments they make every day. We understand that truly sustainable solutions must work economically as well as ecologically and socially to endure in the long run. When we truly account for all of the costs of a given action, it is becoming more widely understood that solutions that balance triple bottom line approaches resource-efficiently are nearly always more economical at the societal scale.
C&S is committed to continually striving to explore new approaches, invest in the development of our capabilities and share our knowledge with our clients and communities in pursuit of their success objectives. Our diverse, full-service capabilities position us to have broad impact across virtually every market and aspect of the built environment. The way forward is through whole systems, integrated, life-cycle consideration of the impacts of our actions. Whatever your project goals and organizational or personal values, C&S stands ready to work collaboratively with you toward achievement of your aspirations for responsible prosperity.