ORANGE IS THE “NEW” GREEN: FLUOR GOES GREEN
Fluor’s commitment to sustainability includes a deep commitment to the health and safety of Fluor employees as well as safeguarding the environment. The primary goal of the Flour Corporation is to conduct business to meet the needs of clients and stakeholders today, while at the same time protecting and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed tomorrow. The corporation has taken great strides in their effort to meet this goal, calculating its global carbon footprint, and initiating the proper steps to reduce its carbon emissions through energy efficiencies, recycling activities, and conservation efforts.
To calculate Fluor’s baseline global carbon footprint, the company selected an “operational control” Greenhouse Gas Protocol approach. The GHG Protocol is a partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is the most widely used international accounting tool used to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. To meet these GHG Protocols the Flour Corporation upgraded their buildings to LEED certifications and simultaneously cut emissions of electricity, natural gas, waste, and other fuels. Flour has also initiated recycling programs throughout their business promoting environmentally friendly choices for employees at the office and at home. These examples show the Flour Corporation’s admirable commitment to meet statewide and world wide procedures and protocols in their effort to preserve the world’s environment for future generations to come. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.