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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EA Issues 2016 Public Benefit Corporation Statement and Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Hunt Valley, Maryland (2 January 2018)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, today announced the issuance of its annual Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) Statement and Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Report, covering calendar year (CY) 2016. With this second integrated PBC Statement/CSR Report, EA achieved its commitment to transition to annual reporting. The 2016 report was developed in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option – 6 months in advance of the GRI transition milestone. The full document is available for review on EA’s website at http://eaest.com/pdf/CSR_Report_PBC_Statement.pdf.
“This report discloses our CSR efforts during CY2016, and continues our reporting on the specific public benefits articulated in our company charter,” noted Brian Lesinski, Senior Vice President and Director of CSR. “Through this, and future reports, EA will continue to measure, disclose, and promote its specific public benefits as we remain focused exclusively on the delivery of professional environmental services.”
Clearly reflected in the report is EA’s continued improvement in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions; during 2016, the company achieved an estimated 9.7% net reduction in its carbon footprint. Other highlights include the launch of a new Paid Volunteer Time program, through which EA employees provide mission-aligned volunteerism in the communities in which they live and serve. In addition, under a new three-year philanthropic partnership with Water For People, EA exceeded its first-year financial commitment through a well-rounded campaign comprised of workplace giving, fundraising events, and corporate contributions.
“As an employee-owned benefit corporation focused exclusively on serving our clients on environmental matters, it is essential that we hold ourselves to a high standard with regard to disclosure of our performance across a variety of environmental, social, and economic indicators,” noted Ian MacFarlane, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Doing so not only spurs continual improvement at EA, it also serves to motivate change as like-minded organizations are inspired to become better corporate citizens.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 25 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 44 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.