As part of our commitment to being transparent about our corporate responsibility initiatives, including our business activities and operations, we publish an annual corporate responsibility report.
In this 2018/2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, all of the quantitative data covers the calendar year from January 1 to December 31, 2018, unless otherwise noted. To ensure that readers have the most up-to-date information, the narrative in the report is focused on progress to date against our objectives and commitments that took place in 2018 and 2019.
We use several external guidelines and measurement frameworks to inform the scope of our reporting. This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
The content in this report is based on the corporate responsibility material issues that were identified during our most recent materiality assessment, completed in 2018 and represents the issues that internal and external stakeholders identified as those that are of greatest priority to our stakeholders and our company’s long-term success.
All of our company’s global operations, including those of subsidiaries, are in scope unless stated otherwise. It includes activities at all facilities, owned and leased, over which we have operational control, unless otherwise noted.
We did not seek external assurance for the report; however, WSP conducted an independent third-party review of our 2018 greenhouse gas and water inventories and provided limited assurance for the data that we submit to CDP and for inclusion in this Corporate Responsibility Report. Please see WSP’s limited assurance of our environmental data for details.
The basis for reporting on other matters specific to the operations of our business—including joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations and other entities that can affect comparability from period to period—can be found in our 2018 Form 10-K, which is filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is also available in the “Financial Reports” section of our corporate website.
There have been no significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in this report. Acquisitions and divestitures are thoroughly discussed in our 2018 Form 10-K.
We have sought to provide a comprehensive view of how our company operates and have focused on what is most important to our business success as well as to our external stakeholders. Wherever possible, we have guided readers to sources of more information, including our corporate website and our annual financial reports. We plan to publish our next comprehensive corporate responsibility report in 2020.