From climate change resilience to toxic-free environments to organic company gardens, we are introducing new
ways to support the wellbeing of our associates and members, and improve public health.
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health
Climate Change and Air Quality
We believe that climate change is one of our biggest public health issues and improving air quality will help reduce asthma rates, and lung, heart, and other diseases.
- 30% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
We are reducing our own emissions, helping to build more climate-resilient communities, and addressing the
causes of air pollution in Massachusetts.
In 2014, we teamed with the Appalachian Mountain Club and Boston Medicla Center to bring
to underserved families in Boston. Through this program, BMC pediatricians
write prescription for outdoor activity, connecting their at-risk patients
to green space and free recreational opportunities in their neighborhoods.
We believe that regional ecosystems and community access to green and blue space are critical to our health and our economy.
- 30% reduction in waste to landfill
- 50% reduction in paper use
- 10% reduction in water use
We believe healthy food systems prioritize and support environmental sustainability, local agriculture and human health.
- 75% of food sourced sustainably
We are making more sustainable food choices at all of our offices and growing two organic company gardens.
We believe products and materials found in our offices, schools, and homes should be free of pollutants and toxic chemicals.
2020 Goal: A workplace 100% free of:
- Flame retardants
Our culture of wellbeing prioritizes physical activity, nutrition, resilience, and healthy built environments.
Launched composting programs in our cafeterias
Retrofitted Quincy parking garage lighting with energy-efficient LEDs
Saved the equivalent of 5,600 trees