Our Sustainability Strategy
While BrownFlynn strives to promote positive environmental, social and economic impact through our client work, one of our greatest challenges has been devoting the necessary resources to systematically managing our own sustainability performance and impact. Throughout our history, we have engaged in a variety of activities for the benefit of people, planet and prosperity. However, completing a formal reporting process emphasized the opportunities that exist for BrownFlynn to establish systems for tracking and improving our sustainability performance.
Following our staff retreat, we created teams focused on our goal areas. We integrated all three components of the triple bottom line - people, planet and prosperity - into the new structure and began to prioritize activities. Initially, we developed 13 teams based on our most significant sustainability impacts and stakeholder interests - this was indicative of our enthusiasm for moving forward, but too many for a 10-person staff. So, we streamlined our structure down to five teams focusing on the following topics:
- Community Engagement
- Employee Health and Wellness
- Employee Orientation and Engagement
- Environmental Stewardship
- Business Innovation
Each team is responsible for designing realistic, measureable goals in their focus area and for developing and implementing the infrastructure, practices and metrics to measure and achieve those goals. Each team has created two goals for the upcoming year, along with corresponding action plans and timelines.