By launching its Toward Net Zero plan, BBA not only wants to serve as an exemplary corporate citizen, but also wants to actively participate in the fight against climate change. In 2022, the firm committed to implementing a series of initiatives by 2030 to reduce its emissions and help limit global warming to 1.5oC.
The BBA team believes it's important to work steadily on both fronts: reducing its current and future GHG emissions, while compensating for the impact of its past activities.
“As part of our daily consulting engineering work, we recommend and develop practical and sustainable solutions that support our clients' decarbonization efforts,” says Jérôme Pelletier, President and CEO of BBA. “As we were re-evaluating our own practices to reduce our emissions, it became clear that we needed to go even further and be accountable for our past actions. So, we’ve taken the initiative to do what we believe is right in terms of our corporate values. And we hope that our approach will inspire other organizations to do the same.”
BBA has always believed that it's essential to partner with experts who share its value of rigour and are dedicated to making a real difference for future generations. That's why it chose Tree Canada as its partner, the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees across Canada. Through carefully applied methods approved by a certified forestry professional, Tree Canada ensures that the right trees are planted in the right places to maximize their chances of survival.
“Tree Canada is pleased to be supporting BBA’s decarbonization targets through our reforestation program,” says Nicole Hurtubise, Chief Executive Officer of Tree Canada. “Planting trees in areas where forests have been degraded or where there’s no tree canopy can offer a multitude of benefits to nature. This collective effort can promote stable ecosystems as well as cleaner air, water and soil while helping fight climate change.”
Donations to Tree Canada will also be matched through the federal government's 2 Billion Trees program.