[Waterloo, October 7] AET Group has set a 100% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2030, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. This target will be their second GHG emission target and represents one of the most ambitious targets ever set within the program!
AET’s target is also an absolute GHG reduction target, which looks at the total emissions produced by an organization, regardless of size. They have also chosen to include optional Scope 3 emissions sources to target additional emissions from water, waste and all business-related travel (flights, personal vehicles, commuting). This commitment is one of many AET has made in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region, as they are also working towards a goal of 90% Waste Diversion and 30% Water Impact Reduction. They are also one of only 5 members that have already begun to track their progress against 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) using the SDG Action Manager since its launch in the program framework in November of 2020. These 11 goals are focused on no poverty (SDG1), ensuring and promoting good health and well-being (SDG3), gender equality (SDG5), clean water and sanitation (SDG6), affordable and clean energy (SDG7), preferment of decent work and economic growth (SDG8), sustainable cities and communities (SDG11), responsible consumption and production (SDG12), climate action (SDG13), protecting and conserving life below water (SDG14) and sustainably manage life on land (SDG15).
“Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing the world today and we believe the business community has a key role to play to make the future sustainable for our planet. As a company that leads by example, AET is pleased to announce our commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2030”, said Scott Freiburger, Managing Director & CEO at AET Group. “At AET, we have already achieved net zero carbon for our head office, and I am confident we can rise to the challenge and accelerate the action needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions across all operations. Meeting a net-zero commitment for the future requires innovating today. AET is moving forward on this front by making its facilities more energy efficient, increasing the use of renewable energy, electric vehicle fleet upgrades and reducing commuting through a telework program. These actions substantiate our dedication to delivering on our commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030”.
AET Group is an environmental consultancy firm committed to their ecological, financial, and social responsibilities, working together collaboratively to find innovative solutions that work and remembering that underneath it all, we’re human beings working with other human beings to make a difference both locally and globally. AET Group provides environmental consulting, auditing, and scientific services to the built and natural environments in 12 core practice areas: air, compliance, building sciences, mitigation, GHG, waste, sustainability, audits, water, management systems, home flood protection, and energy. Their emphasis at AET has been sustainable solutions – as a service to clients, throughout operations and day-to-day practices. They are your trusted partner for sustainable solutions.
“We are so impressed with the commitment and actions we see from network organizations in Waterloo Region, and AET is a leader in our community,” said Tova Davidson, Executive Director of Sustainable Waterloo Region. “This new target marks the next step in their commitment to not only good environmental practices, but to being part of the development of a stronger, more diverse and more equitable local low carbon economy. It is an honour to work with them and support them on this journey.”
AET Group Contact:
Scott Freiburger, BES, A.Sc.T., EP, EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA), LEED AP
Sustainable Waterloo Region Contact:
Tova Davidson, Executive Director
Sustainable Waterloo Region is a social enterprise non-profit that helps the local business community, and Waterloo Region as a whole, become more environmentally and economically sustainable, and therefore stronger.
Our Regional Sustainability Initiative program facilitates setting voluntary reduction targets in greenhouse gas emissions, water, waste reduction and waste diversion and provides a customized approach to inspire action and support transformation in organizations of varying size and industry.