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Go Green

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

In 2007, SRA formalized its commitment to environmental stewardship and officially launched the Go Green initiative. Since then, we have applied sustainability practices to many of our business operations and have identified, assessed and implemented initiatives to help us operate more efficiently and with a lighter environmental footprint.

Snapshot of SRA’s Environmental Indicators

To become a greener organization, SRA has:

  • undertaken several energy efficiency improvements and qualified for the ENERGY STAR – the national mark of excellence in building energy performance – at many of our locations
  • reduced paper use by 33 percent overall and by 40 percent per person since 2007
  • increased formal teleworking to 10 percent and encouraged flexible and compressed schedules
  • changed our procurement practices to require at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled content, chlorine free paper for all copiers and increased purchase of environmentally preferable products to 27 percent of all office-supply purchases
  • implemented an enterprise-wide paper shredding and recycling program resulting in more than 1.1 million lbs. of eco-friendly paper disposal since April, 2010
  • reused and recycled our electronic assets, diverting more than 23,000 lbs. of waste from landfills since 2011
  • measured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since fiscal year 2007
  • decreased energy use and GHG emissions at our three largest buildings by six percent between fiscal years 2011 and 2012
  • decreased our business travel miles and GHG emissions by about 25 percent between fiscal years 2011 and 2012

To be even more responsive and competitive in a changing business landscape, and with our federal clients ramping up their sustainability efforts under Executive Order 13514, SRA has taken additional steps to enhance SRA Go Green, including:

  • adopting a corporate-wide environmental management policy to formally document SRA's commitment to sustainability
  • appointing a Corporate Sustainability Director to promote and encourage environmental management and sustainability choices and practices throughout all facets of the organization
  • initiating a training program for Go Green and corporate sustainability
  • setting a recycling goal of 90% by 2020

We are now in the process of developing a formal sustainability plan, with a GHG emissions reduction goal, and a reporting process which we hope to roll-out later in 2013.

Partnerships

In close partnership with SRA CARES, Go Green seeks to partner with national and local nonprofit organizations to advance sustainability beyond our corporate footprint by contributing to national programs and campaigns and by conducting community service projects to improve the communities in which we work and live. Our senior environmental, clean energy and public health staff also serve on national and local boards, task forces and advisory groups. For example: