Environmentally Responsible Facilities

A material impact area for our communities

How does BBH minimize its footprint on the environment?

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.

With increasingly efficient facilities and systems as the backdrop, we’ve focused in recent years 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

Our Goal

Build and manage our facilities in an environmentally responsible manner.

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 engag¬ing 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.
  • 63 %

    of our global kWh consumption sources from renewable energy or offsets

  • 18.45 %

    reduction in paper consumption (based on total sheets of paper consumed)

  • 60 %

    of staff globally work in a LEED or BREEAM certified buildings

Based on 2019 data

2019 Stewardship Report

We are pleased to present our inaugural Stewardship Report, an important milestone in our commitment to sustainability and to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This report represents our commitment to accountability and transparency about our progress toward our goals.

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