- Our commitment
- Sustainable Buildings
- Greening our Operations
- Community Contributions
- Caring for Employees
Our commitment to sustainability
Thornton Tomasetti is committed to achieving sustainability in the built environment and in our business operations. We set ambitious goals for sustainability and regularly measure our progress towards these goals. We are unique among AEC firms in having a department dedicated to corporate responsibility.
Read about our comprehensive approach to sustainability in Civil and Structural Engineer and Civil Engineering (subscription required).
Designing Sustainable Buildings
We were the first primarily structural engineering firm to join the AIA 2030 Commitment in support of the vision of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. We contribute to this transformation through our Sustainability practice’s consulting services and through our efforts to calculate and reduce the environmental footprint of all our building design projects.
Greening our Business Operations
Towards our goal of carbon neutral business operations by 2030, we are reducing energy consumption and waste from our offices as well as providing incentives to reduce emissions from employee commuting. We offset CO2 emissions from all air travel through donations to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Our Green Champions are assisting their office’s implementation of our sustainable operations guidelines and receive green office grants to support their initiatives.
Listen to this podcast to hear about some of our initiatives to green our operations:
Contributing to Our Communities
Thornton Tomasetti employees generously donate their time and expertise to our communities, on and off the clock, and to charitable programs. Our Volunteer Day benefit provides 8 hours paid-time to employees for volunteering in their local community, and the corporation generously contributes to charities and will match employee donations.
The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, a 501(c)(3), provides support to students and to philanthropic activities related to building engineering, design or technology.
Taking Care of Our Employees
Our employees are passionately creative, technically savvy, and care about the environment and a good quality of life. We want our employees to do the best work of their life at Thornton Tomasetti, and we offer unique benefits to keep job satisfaction high. We support research and development; offer diverse opportunities for training and continuing education; and work to improve employee comfort in their workspace.