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  •  50%

    WASTE

  •  42%

    ENERGY USE

  •  70%

    PAPER CONSUMPTION

In the U.S., we welcome one person every 13 seconds into our country (taking birth, mortality and migration figures into account)¹. We act to help preserve the earth’s resources to support that growth through impactful initiatives, greening our supply chain, minimizing our operational impact, and raising environmental awareness among our 6,700 employees.

GHG electricity emissions offset

116%

In 2017, we completed a third-party verification of our 2016 environmental performance data. As a result of this review, we changed the GHG emissions tool we use to calculate and convert figures to the EPA Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) version 4. As such, we recalculated 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and our benchmark year 2007 data under Scope 2 GHG emissions to ensure consistency in formulas and reporting. We also expanded the scope and accuracy of our reporting in this report to include fleet miles under Scope 1 and our calculated/non-metered1 electricity use from field office locations in our total electricity consumption under Scope 2.

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Percentages reflect reduction from 2007 baseline
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Waste and Recycling
2012-2016 vs 2007 Benchmark
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Waste and Recycling2

  2007 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Waste to Landfill (Tons)

1080

460

411

387

407

366

  Percent reduction3

N/A

57%

62%

64%

62%

66%

Waste Recycled (Tons)

748

839

638

691

681

553

  Electronic waste diverted

119

130

51

45

41

28

Total Waste (Tons)

1,828

1,299

1,049

1,078

1,088

919

  Percent reduction2,3,4

N/A

29%

43%

43%

39%

50%

  % to Landfill

59%

35%

39%

36%

37%

40%

  % Recycled

41%

65%

61%

64%

63%

60%

GHG Emissions (CO2e metric tonnes)
2012-2016 vs 2007 Benchmark
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GHG Emissions (CO2e metric tonnes)4

  2007 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Scope 1 Fossil Fuel CO2e

1,568

625

643

601

529

550

Scope 1 Fleet Cars CO2e

NR6

NR6

NR6

934

895

809

Scope 1 NetJet

NR6

NR6

NR6

NR6

NR6

83

Subtotal Scope 1 (CO2e)

1,568

625

643

1,535

1,424

1,442

Scope 2 Electric Use Major Offices (Metered CO2e)

28,321

21,301

18,871

18,590

18,43

18,331

Scope 2 Electric Use Field Offices (Calculated/non-metered CO2e)7

5,744

5,548

3,483

3,423

4,032

4,025

Scope 2 Steam (CO2e)

1,076

214

289

345

295

304

Total Scope 2 (CO2e)

35,141

27,064

22,643

22,358

22,759

22,660

Total Scope 1 & 2 (CO2e)

36,709

27,689

23,286

23,893

24,183

24,102

Scope 3 Business Air Miles

8,790

6,323

4,539

4,721

5,764

6,048

Scope 3 Personal Car Miles

2,437

1,231

1,160

1,049

1,043

1,059

Scope 3 Rental Car Miles

NR6

422

420

382

399

384

Scope 3 Waste8

375

160

143

134

141

127

Total Scope 3 (CO2e)

11,602

8,136

6,262

6,286

7,347

7,619

Total Business Emissions (CO2e)

48,311

35,825

29,548

30,179

31,531

31,721

Energy Usage and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) (megawatts)
2012-2016 vs 2007 Benchmark
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Energy Usage and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) (megawatts)

  2007 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Scope 2 Electric Use Major Offices (Metered MWh)

60,126

41,438

36,787

36,347

36,167

35,900

Scope 2 Electric Use Field Offices (Calculated/non-metered MWh)7

8,195

7,916

7,049

6,825

8,319

7,362

Total Scope 2 Electricity Use (MWh)

68,321

49,354

43,836

43,172

44,486

43,262

Scope 2 Steam (MWh) 

4749

943

1275

1,523

1,300

1,340

Scope 1 Energy from Natural Gas & Diesel Fuel (MWh)

8,653

3,399

3,492

3,270

2,861

3,043

Total Energy Use (MWh)

81723

53696

48,604

47,964

48,647

47,645

Total Energy Reductions

81.72GWh

-34%

-41%

-41%

-40%

-42%

RECs Purchased

62,690

53,934

46,354

43,214

49,389

50,194

Percentage of Total Electric Emissions Offset

92%

109%

106%

100%

111%

116%

1 United States Census Bureau U.S. and World Population Clock

2 Actual data represents 63 percent of our real estate portfolio on average; no inclusion of estimated waste data.

3 Reductions and increases reported against 2007 baseline year.

4 Figures include electronic waste (tons) totals.

5 Protocol used: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Corporate Climate Leadership Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator.

6 NR means not reported.

7 Utilizing the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) formula for 2016 field office locations.

8 Protocol used: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Waste Reduction Model (WARM).