ESG at Ameresco
Founded on a mission to create value and provide energy efficient and renewable solutions to the organizations we serve, Ameresco is relentless in the pursuit of a sustainable future. Our ESG program’s theme of “Doing Well by Doing Good” reflects the inherent and grounded purpose behind the company’s success in delivering solutions that enable a low carbon future.
Since the very start, “doing good” has been part of the essence of our company – whether through the environmental impact of our independent energy solutions, our embrace of a diverse workforce with a deep bench of technical expertise, or engagement with our local communities with charitable activities – we have assembled a team of best-in-class industry leaders on our board of directors and senior management to execute on every level. Our President and CEO George Sakellaris, has paved the way for this exemplary initiative as a “founding father” of the energy efficiency industry.
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Sustainability has always been at the forefront of our business — from our energy saving customer projects and clean energy generation assets, to workplace green initiatives and giving back to our communities. We have committed ourselves to staying ahead of the curve and at the leading edge of innovation taking place in the energy sector. ESG is part of Ameresco’s DNA.
Since our initial public offering in 2010, Ameresco’s renewable energy assets and customer projects have delivered a cumulative carbon offset equivalent to over 95 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Realizing the importance of supporting our customers’ journey to net zero, we are continuing to make progress toward our goal to reduce our customers’ carbon footprints by a cumulative 500 million metric tons by 2050. Through the end of 2022, we are 19% of the way to this goal and we will continue to provide innovative, sustainable solutions that support customers’ decarbonization.
Our C.A.R.I.N.G. values ground our offices and people. We are proud to have an engaging workplace with a host of competitive benefits, a thriving team that embraces diversity and inclusion, a supportive infrastructure for career development opportunities, and a variety of popular wellness programs for our employees. In the spirit of C.A.R.I.N.G. for our communities, in 2022, the team devoted a collective 2,531 hours to volunteerism initiatives and Ameresco donated ~$243K to a host of non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.