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Sustainability

Diverse and evolving, our sustainable services, programs, and activities drive our vision to improve our communities and our world. That’s why we invest significant resources to develop smart designs, innovative technologies, and efficient systems that reflect our commitment to environmentally sound solutions for our internal operations, community outreach, and your projects.


Meeting Your Challenges


Sustainability is deeply rooted in our culture. It’s the way we live, work, and deliver solutions that solve present challenges with careful consideration of future needs. 

We employ industry best practices to meet your sustainability targets, improve efficiency, protect resources, and reduce waste and emissions. And we’re a charter member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, an independent organization through which many of our employees have been accredited as Envision Sustainability Professionals.

Whether it’s urban growth, aging and crumbling infrastructure, or traffic congestion, we have a team ready to help you design and implement sustainable strategies that protect our built and natural environments while balancing socio-economic and environmental priorities. 

Here’s more about our corporate sustainability initiatives, programs, and policies.

Corporate Sustainability Reports


Our annual sustainability report demonstrates how we balance complex and interrelated social, environmental, and financial aspects in our client projects and internal activities.

Through this annual reporting process, we audit our progress toward achieving quantifiable goals to reduce waste, energy, water consumption, and environmental impacts associated with travel and purchasing. Read our 2019 report to learn more.

Culture of Learning


To stay current on the latest sustainable practices and professional accreditations in our industry, many of our employees are members and leaders in the U.S. Green Building Council and Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (charter member).

Improving the Workplace

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We’ve invested in many capital improvements to improve the efficiencies of our corporate headquarters campus in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Key enhancements were the design and installation of a 1,400-square-foot vegetated roof and establishment of a native planting area. Both efforts help to reduce stormwater runoff and costs associated with fertilizers, chemicals, and grounds maintenance.
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Offices have instituted recycling programs, activities, and policies to reduce waste, such as installing Reverse Osmosis water dispensers to replace bottled water, launching a composting program for food waste, and replacing disposable plates, napkins, and silverware with microwavable china and metal silverware.

Environmental Sustainability Policy


Gannett Fleming, Inc. will take significant and lasting steps to minimize adverse environmental impacts and conserve natural resources in its activities, projects, and work processes. In its operations, the firm will increase recycling of supplies and materials, reduce the use of natural resources, and raise environmental awareness among its employees. In its projects, the firm will minimize energy use, respect the natural environment, reuse materials, and decrease negative impacts. Gannett Fleming and its employees will meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations.

Printing Sustainability Statement


Gannett Fleming, Inc. is committed to significant and lasting steps to conserve natural resources and minimize adverse environmental impacts in projects, work processes, and daily activities. Some clients prefer project documentation in electronic format; accordingly, Gannett Fleming will only produce hard copies of deliverables and final correspondence, if specifically requested by our clients. As a result, together, we may reduce resource consumption associated with document production and decrease our carbon footprints. Thank you in advance in sharing in our commitment.

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