Our Dedication to Sustainability
SHN completed its first Sustainability Report (SR) in October 2015. In many ways, SHN has been practicing sustainability since its beginning, in that using less energy and water, producing less waste, finding the best sites for development, and minimizing environmental effects are efficient and money-saving characteristics of good design and engineering. Our formal sustainability analysis follows the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) 2013 “Ready to Report? Introducing Sustainability Reporting for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.” We analyzed how we could improve the “triple bottom line” of economic, environmental, and social aspects of SHN, and identified recommendations. Our next deliverable will be an implementation plan that prioritizes and schedules actions that follow the SR’s recommendations.