Stantec’s 2022 Sustainability Report
Our vision is to create a future where infrastructure gives back, water is protected, natural systems are valued, biodiversity is prioritized, economies are circular, nothing gets wasted, development is responsible, everyone can access renewable energy, and society is just.
Reduced emissions, purchased renewable energy, balanced with carbon offsets.
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Validated our science-based emissions reduction targets against a 1.5°C trajectory.
Validated Emissions Targets
Received an A- score from CDP for five consecutive years.
Committed to philanthropic donations of $60 million by 2030, with $36 million donated since 2007.
Named a Top 50 STEM Workplace for Indigenous professionals by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society for the third time.
Named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the fourth year in a row, with a 19% score improvement since 2020.
Achieved global ISO certifications for environmental, quality, safety, and IT management systems.
Integrated Management System
Executive leadership team is 43% female, with 29% being women of colour.
Board-level Sustainability and Safety Committee engaged on ESG and climate action.
Supporting the SDGs
The SDGs are a road map toward meeting the most urgent challenges facing communities across the world. While Stantec activities indirectly touch most of the 17 SDGs, to be most successful in advancing progress we focus on 7 core SDGs where we have the most direct influence and significant impact.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the world with a concise definition of what a sustainable community looks like—from gender equality and zero hunger to clean water and clean energy. For Stantec, the SDGs serve as a model for what it means to truly design with community in mind. The percentage of our gross revenue that comes from the SDGs we impact most has increased from 43% in 2019 to 60% in 2022.
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Acting on the SDGs
2022 SDG Alignment
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At a Glance: ESG
As part of a larger framework created by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to improve water and sanitation infrastructure for cities throughout Central Asia, Stantec provided design, financial, and operational management services to rehabilitate the Toktogul water supply system in Kyrgyzstan. We helped the city significantly improve access to clean and safe water and supported the overall financial and operational efficiency of the infrastructure.
Toktogul Water Supply Rehabilitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Clean Water and Sanitation
The Stantec Institute for Water Technology & Policy
The New Zealand government set a renewable electricity generation target of 90% by 2025 and 100% by 2030. With Stantec’s support, the Mt Cass Wind Farm in Waipara will be the largest on the South Island and produce up to 93 megawatts of energy, enough to power approximately 40,000 homes and offset around 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Additionally, this project creates more than 300 acres (121 hectares) of protected land with native shrubs and forests.
Mt Cass Wind Farm
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
Affordable and Clean Energy
To help a large mining client increase the safety and efficiency of their operations as well as reduce their carbon footprint, Stantec is supporting their transition from the use of Class 8 trucks to automated heavy electric vehicles (HEV). Our team conducted an HEV Industry Analysis to understand the suppliers that could meet the demanding conditions of the operation. We then chose the most promising alternatives and designed ore loading and unloading processes to leverage the benefits of automation.
Automated Heavy Electric Vehicle Prefeasibility Study
Net Zero Mining
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Described as one of London’s most remarkable new buildings, the carbon net zero Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory (PEARL) offers full-size simulations and facilitates research to improve urban design through testing how people use the environment created by buildings, transport systems, and public spaces. The PEARL is University College London’s first net zero building, and the first finished building to achieve an Outstanding rating under BREEAM standards.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
Sustainable Cities and Communities
In support of Federal Bridge Corporation Limited’s (FBCL) climate-related risk management, Stantec completed site-specific climate risk assessments and developed risk adaptation measures for four international bridges between Canada and the United States. Respecting the differing microclimates at each of the four sites, the assessment involved multiple workshops to advise on the respective vulnerability of the assets and develop site-specific risk mitigation and adaptation measures for the highest identified risks at each location.
FBCL Asset Impact Assessment
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
With 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) of coastline, keeping communities and marine ecosystems safe against unforeseen threats is challenging in New South Wales. Recognising the more information we have, the better we can prepare, the government looked to Stantec for help understanding the local tsunami risk profile and to explore safeguarding measures. We completed detailed tsunami inundation modeling, hazard mapping, and exposure assessments for sites along the coastline.
New South Wales Tsunami Inundation Modelling and Risk Assessment
Coastal & Marine Protection
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development
Life Below Water
The number of solar arrays needed to achieve clean energy targets is vast. So is the opportunity for a systems-thinking approach that achieves solar installations in open space that benefits pollinators while also producing clean energy. Stantec is supporting PHASE (Pollinator Habitat Aligned with Solar Energy), a research project funded by the US Department of Energy to evaluate the scalability and configuration of plantings to encourage pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, at large-scale solar facilities.
The Pollinator Habitat Aligned with Solar Energy Project
Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss
Life on Land
SDG 14 Project Example
Supporting SDG 14 Through
SDG 15 Project Example
Supporting SDG 15 Through
SDG 13 Project Example
Supporting SDG 13 Through
SDG 11 Project Example
Supporting SDG 11 Through
SDG 9 Project Example
Supporting SDG 9 Through
SDG 7 Project Example
Supporting SDG 7 Through the
SDG 6 Project Example
Supporting SDG 6 Through