We are committed to reducing our impact throughout our operations—from reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and office footprint, to using technology to improve our efficiency.
As part of our commitment to be Climate Positive and Carbon Negative, we have a strong emissions management program that has been reporting our emissions reductions since 2010.
In 2021 we reset our baseline and created ambitious, science-based targets in line with global best practices for GHG emissions reductions. These have been submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and are consistent with the global 1.5-degree Celsius target of the Paris Agreement.
We report on Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and continue to expand the data sets included in each of these scopes, setting a goal for 60 percent of our vendors by spend to commit to Science Based Targets by 2027.
We use the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) framework to incorporate sustainability into our offices and work activities, including tracking and reporting on water consumption, renewable energy use, information technology systems efficiency, and recycled paper use.
Biodiversity conservation and restoration
Tetra Tech understands the strong connection between climate change, biodiversity loss, and reduced ecosystem functionality. We use our Leading with Science® approach to promote and protect biodiversity in ecosystem and coastal protection projects worldwide. We focus on three key aspects of biodiversity:
2022 environmental highlights
reduction in GHG emissions per employee for Scope 1 and 2
metric tons CO₂e emissions per employee
of our operations now use renewable energy
reduction in office footprint per employee
of enterprise and project data residing in the cloud
of office supplies are recycled materials
improvement from 2021
2030 target achieved and exceeded in 2022