Tetra Tech’s sustainability metrics are used to report, evaluate, and track our performance. By evaluating our contributions to sustainability, we have the opportunity to improve management, make our operations more efficient, and provide better long-term solutions for our clients—solutions that address critical global issues, environmental challenges, and the values important to our stakeholders.

In compiling our Sustainability Report Card, we measure our sustainability progress in core areas of company operations. Each metric corresponds with one or more performance indicator from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the internationally predominant sustainability reporting protocol for corporate sustainability plans. The indicators reported apply to our business in a meaningful way and represent ongoing activities related to Tetra Tech’s projects, business practices, and community engagement.

To track our progress and improvements, we established a current score or progress estimate for each target. Some metrics are tracked by fiscal year while others are tracked by calendar year, as specifically noted below. The scores are updated annually to reflect our sustainability progress and achievements.

Visit our Sustainability Performance Indicators page to learn more about how these metrics correspond to economic, environmental, and social responsibility.

Tetra Tech's Sustainability Report Card provides an overview of our sustainability performance, but cannot be inclusive of the full range of our employees' sustainability activities around the world. To see selected examples of sustainability initiatives across Tetra Tech, please visit our Sustainability Highlights page.

Tetra Tech has recently developed its next set of sustainability goals for 2020. In several cases, we have added new metrics or updated methods for measuring our progress towards meeting our goals.

Overarching Corporate Metrics

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Revenue Growth Economic > Economic Performance – EC1 $2.6 billion 12% 15% average annual growth rate
Headcount Growth Labor Practices > Employment - G4-LA1 16,000 17% 20,000
Carbon Emission Annual Reporting Environmental > Emissions, Effluents and Waste – EN16, EN17 & EN18

2.48 metric tons CO2e per associate CY 2016

-3%

50% reduction in GHG emissions from program inception

Real Estate

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Footprint

Environmental > Energy – EN5

247.24 square feet per employee -8% Maximize space efficiency and reduce footprint per employee by approximately 10%
Sustainability of Office Space Environmental > Energy – EN7 Use of Sustainable Office Lease Considerations Checklist will begin in 2017 N/A (new metric) Sustainable Office Lease Considerations Checklist provided to 100% of vendors for corporate-negotiated leases

Information Technology

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Percent of Enterprise Data Stored in the Cloud Environmental and Economic Collecting baseline for all global operations in 2017 N/A (new metric) 80% of enterprise data resides on the cloud
Percent of Tetra Tech on Tetra Linx Environmental and Economic 86.1% -8% 100% of operations on web-based administrative system
Number of Associates per IT System Servers Environmental > Energy – EN6

26.24 associates per server

3%

10% improvement year-over-year

Health & Safety

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Occupational Health and Safety Awards and Recognition Labor Practices > Occupational Health and Safety – LA7 60% of Tetra Tech operations qualified to receive the U.S. National Safety Council Perfect Record Award for 12 consecutive months without a Lost Workday Injury N/A (new metric) 100% of Tetra Tech operations qualified to receive the U.S. National Safety Council Perfect Record Award for 12 consecutive months without a Lost Workday Injury
Executive Leadership and Oversight Labor Practices > Training and Education – LA6

Updated health and safety video message delivered by CEO Dan Batrack to all employees

Included principles of Safety Leadership in the Tetra Tech Leadership Academy

Trained 80% of Tetra Tech health and safety representatives in operations on safety program management roles, responsibilities, and expectations and provided a summary of training to each operation leader

Select Tetra Tech operations passed an external audit for continuing OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management Certification

N/A (new metric) Demonstrate executive commitment to Tetra Tech's Health & Safety Program
Safe Work Performance by Employees Labor Practices > Training and Education – LA11 Baseline set in 2015 (biannual): 93% of employees completed the acknowledgement of responsibility for safe work performance

N/A (biannual)

100% of employees acknowledge their responsibility for safe work performance year-over-year
Lost Workday Incident Rate (LWDIR) and Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) Labor Practices > Training and Education – LA7
Reduced the 2016 enterprise LWDIR by 20% compared to 2015 (40% better than industry average)
Reduced the 2016 enterprise TRIR by 18% compared to 2015 (40% better than the industry average)
-20%
-18%
Demonstrate continual improvement toward achieving and maintaining a zero LWDIR and a TRIR better than the industry average*
*NAICS Code 54 Professional Scientific and Technical Services, BLS Data 2015

Human Resources

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Document Automation Environmental > Materials – EN1 70% automation of onboarding, new hire, and related employee documentation N/A (new metric) 100% automation of onboarding, new hire, and related employee documentation
Recruitment Activities Focused on Increasing Diversity Labor Practices > Diversity and Equal Opportunity – LA13 74% of Tetra Tech operations participate in outreach events focused on increasing diversity in the workplace N/A (new metric) 100% of Tetra Tech operations participate in outreach events focused on increasing diversity in the workplace (including events, advertisements, and partnerships)
Leadership Training Labor Practices > Training and Education – LA11 120 employees participated in corporate-sponsored leadership training since program inception N/A (new metric) Maintain strong career development program within the company

Shared Services

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Use of Recycled Office Supply Products Environmental > Materials – EN2 15% of consumable office supplies made from recycled material N/A (new metric) 50% of consumable office supplies made from recycled material
Number of Overnight Courier Shipments per Associate Environmental > Transport – EN29 7 overnight deliveries per capita No change < 6 overnight deliveries per capita

Corporate Business Development Support/Communications

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Use of Electronic Marketing Materials Instead of Print Media Environmental > Materials – EN2 62% items delivered electronically 11% 75% of corporate marketing materials delivered electronically
Sustainability of Printed Media Environmental > Materials – EN2
89% recycled
96.29% FSC-certified
2%
-4%
100% of paper used in corporate marketing materials is FSC-certified and recycled
Sustainability of Events and Conferences Environmental > Materials – EN2 Use of Sustainable Event Checklist will begin in 2017

N/A (new metric)

Sustainable Event Checklist submitted to 100% of venues for corporate-sponsored events

20% of events implemented green practices based on the Sustainable Event Checklist

Corporate Social Responsibility

Measure Related GRI Performance Indicator 2016 Report Change from 2015 2020 Goal
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program Society > Local Community – SO1 5,823 people reached N/A (new metric) 20,000 people reached through Tetra Tech-run or sponsored STEM activities or events since program inception
Employee Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge Environmental > Energy – EN7 33 teams N/A (new metric) 20% increase in number of teams participating in BTWW Challenge
Employee Involvement in Financial and In-kind Giving Society > Local Community – SO1 48% of offices reporting engagement in charitable giving 2% Recognize employee involvement in community giving
Employee Involvement in Volunteering Society > Local Community – SO1 1.71 volunteer hours per employee No change Recognize employee involvement in volunteer activities
Improvement from 2015