Report highlights environmental, client, employee and community impact
Spokane, WA — April 29, 2015— Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, today announced that it has published its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, which provides a detailed overview of the company’s impact on its employees, clients, communities and the environment. The report reflects Ecova’s commitment to energy and sustainability management within its own corporate environments.
In 2014, Ecova marked several milestones in each of the four areas of responsibility that the company holds itself accountable to track and report against with regular metrics. To increase its impact, Ecova also set new goals against these four areas to be completed over the course of two years. To achieve these goals, Ecova developed a three-year strategy map that outlines long-term initiatives and annual priority projects as well as a corporate responsibility dashboard to track its progress to goals and other program highlights. The dashboard is accessible by all employees.
“This second annual report transparently details Ecova’s performance over the last two years in the areas that matter most to our stakeholders,” said Jana Schmidt, president and CEO of Ecova. “Publicizing these corporate responsibility goals is an exciting step toward strengthening our commitment to our employees, our clients, our communities and our environment.”
Additional highlights from the 2014 report:
- Ecova identified over $1.6B in savings for the company’s commercial and industrial clients over the past two years.
- Ecova announced an agreement with manufacturers to make pay-TV set-top boxes more energy efficient. Approximately 230 million set-top boxes will reduce energy use by 10-45 percent, saving consumers around $1 billion each year.
- Ecova impacted the environment by reducing its carbon footprint by 1.49 percent from 2012 by consolidating offices, implementing office efficiency improvements and efficiently managing business travel.
- Ecova responded to CDP’s 2014 climate change questionnaire and it was included in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which is publicly available on the CDP website. As an accredited CDP silver software partner, Ecova holds itself to the same high standards for transparent emissions accounting and reporting as the company recommends to its clients.
- Ecova provided over 29,000 hours of professional development to employees through departmental, cross-functional and leadership training programs.
- Ecova launched a new safety program, Ecova Cares, to provide visibility and guidance to employees on safety protocols, training, and accident and near-miss reporting.
- Ecova employees volunteered nearly 8,600 hours to over 300 organizations across the country through the company’s Community Service Day benefit.
- Ecova rolled out its first ever company-wide fundraising campaign to benefit United Way and EarthShare, raising more than $35,000 to help promote the long-term health of our communities and environment.
Ecova provides energy and sustainability management services to commercial and industrial companies across North America, with more than 20 percent of the Fortune 500 on its client list. Ecova also works with 46 utilities and energy efficiency leaders in the United States.
The full report, as well as a downloadable PDF, is available at http://www.ecova.com/about-us/responsibility.aspx
Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is a subsidiary of Cofely, ENGIE Group. For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ecova, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.