Haley & Aldrich Approved as Ceres Company
BOSTON — Haley & Aldrich, Inc., a nationally recognized environmental and engineering consulting firm based in Boston, has been accepted into the Ceres network of companies that are committed to enhancing value by integrating environmental and social performance into business strategies and initiatives. Haley & Aldrich is among more than 70 companies in the Ceres network, including 20 Fortune 500 companies. Other companies in the Ceres network include Aveda Corporation, National Grid, Nike and Seventh Generation.
By endorsing the Ceres Principles, Haley & Aldrich not only furthers its dedication to environmental awareness and accountability, but also commits to an ongoing process of continuous improvement, engagement with key stakeholder groups and comprehensive public reporting on environmental issues. The 10-point code of corporate environmental conduct that Haley & Aldrich endorses includes:
- Protection of the Biosphere
- Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
- Reduction and Disposal of Wastes
- Energy Conservation
- Risk Reduction
- Safe Products and Services
- Environmental Restoration
- Informing the Public
- Management Commitment
- Audits and Reports
“Haley & Aldrich is well known for its depth of environmental expertise and advice on finding better solutions to complex issues,” said Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres. “We look forward to helping Haley & Aldrich improve its stakeholder engagement process, as well as incorporate other corporate responsibility goals into their business practices.”
As a Ceres company, Haley & Aldrich has committed to engage with environmental and public interest organizations, investors and other stakeholders on issues linked to sustainability, to report publicly on these issues, and to work continuously to improve the company's performance relating to these issues. Ceres will facilitate this stakeholder engagement by connecting Haley & Aldrich with investors, non-governmental organizations, peer companies and other Ceres participants.
“We are committed to continuing to integrate sustainability into our business practices, and are pleased that the Ceres board has approved us for membership,” said Bruce Beverly, President/CEO of Haley & Aldrich. “An added benefit of our environmental commitment is that it enables us to better understand the challenges our clients confront in their own businesses, improving our value as their strategic advisors through our organizational experience."
Founded in 1989, Ceres is a leading network of investors, environmental groups, and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, comprised of more than 50 institutional investors who collectively manage over $4 trillion in assets. For more information, visit www.ceres.org.
Haley & Aldrich meets an array of strategic environmental, engineering and management challenges working with clients throughout the United States and internationally. The company has 470 professional and support staff in 19 offices nationwide. Haley & Aldrich is currently ranked #111 in the Engineering News Record Top 500 U.S. Design Firms.