Environmental Responsibility

A material impact area for our communities

Our Goal

Support environmental sustainability by reducing the carbon impact of our facilities and operations.

Our greatest direct impact on the environment comes from the way we operate our 1.4 million square feet of office space: How we build and outfit the offices, how those offices collectively consume resources—particularly electricity—and how our employees’ day-to-day behaviors add up to significant change.

BBH looks at the sustainability of our facilities from many different angles, from top-down decisions on office location and design, to resource use and reductions to programs focused on individual behaviors—educating our employees on the good practices and habits, small and large, that will have a lasting effect on the planet.

UN Sustainable Development Goal Alignment

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Core Program Components

  • One global department allows us to maintain a clear line of sight to—and ability to optimize–our operation’s collective impact.

  • We build our offices for long term tenancy, using practical architectural standards that can flex to ever-changing business needs.

  • We follow the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)® standards.

  • We track and set reduction goals centrally for energy, waste, paper, water, and carbon emissions, hitting those marks by continually upgrading equipment and engaging employees to support the effort.

  • Working with our landlords and local communities, we maintain guidelines for our business units and employees to follow.

  • We have guidelines that help BBHers choose eco-friendly corporate gifts and giveaway, promoting experiences or charitable donations in lieu of physical gifts.

  • We keep unnecessary travel to a minimum through routine budget scrutiny and key investments in meeting technology, including video conferencing.
  • 82 %

    of total kWh consumption generated by renewable sources or offsets

  • 11

    employee educational articles published

  • Grey Water System

    our Luxembourg Office utilizes rain water to service the building's toilets

Based on 2020 data

2020 Stewardship Report

We invite you to read our second annual Stewardship Report. This report represents our commitment to sustainability, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and to accountability and transparency about our progress toward our goals.

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