At Abt, mission driven doesn’t just describe our work; it reflects the way we operate and how we engage with our clients, colleagues, and the world. Our mission, and the goal of our bold thinking, is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide—every day.
Acting on Climate Change
Climate change exacerbates every social and environmental challenge we seek to address. That is why Abt has made a commitment to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within our operations, our supply chain, and within the products and services we deliver to our clients around the world.
Our Climate Commitments:
- Expanding our GHG reduction target to cover Abt’s global footprint
- Aligning our GHG reduction strategy to keep warming to 1.5°C pathway
- Reaching science-based net zero emissions by 2050
- Setting an interim science-based target of 33% reduction (Scope 1+2 and Scope 3) by 2025 over 2019
We have been tracking our GHG emissions since 2012 and achieved a 49.7% reduction in our U.S.-based emissions as of 2019, beating our first GHG reduction target. In meeting this target, Abt expanded our GHG inventory to encompass our global operations, including Abt Britain and Australia, as well as additional sources of emissions like telecommuting.
Prior to COP26, Abt joined the global Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, making the commitment to align our climate mitigation targets with the goal of keeping global warming to 1.5°C and reaching science-based net-zero emissions by 2050. We will submit our new target to the Science Based Targets Initiative in 2022, with the intention to reduce our global emissions 33 percent by 2025 from the 2019 base year.
This new interim target is aligned to Abt’s strategic five-year cycle and takes into consideration 2030 as a critical timeline for significantly reducing our global GHG emissions.
Making an Impact in Our Communities
Our employees are driven, passionate, caring people who not only create impact through their work, but in their communities. We offer funding and support so staff can advance their impact outside of the office by participating in community-based service, fundraisers, and directly engage in the communities they live and work.
All of Abt’s community engagement efforts are chosen based on their alignment with our five mission-impact goals: Good Health, Economic Security, Effective Governance, Equity and Inclusion, and a Thriving Environment. From environmental cleanups to racing for a cause, every activity furthers our mission impact.
Committed to Transparency
Abt is deeply committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), in addition to reporting on our own mission impact goals through our annual Mission Impact Report and topical publications. We adhere to international frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) across our annual corporate reporting for enhanced transparency and accountability.