ABM Reports on Corporate Sustainability Initiatives
The report, covering fiscal year 2012, details ABMâs commitments and practices with regard to its corporate social responsibilities, both inside the Company and at the level of the products and services that ABMâs service lines provide to clients. ABMâs participation in the GRI reporting standard reflects the Companyâs continued and ongoing commitment to driving the sustainable development of the economy, society and the environment. The report can be found on our website here and readers may provide comments, questions or concerns at email@example.com.
âAs a responsible corporate citizen, ABM is fully committed to conducting all of our business activities in a manner so as to ensure a sustainable future for our stakeholders and the community at large,â said Henrik Slipsager, president and chief executive officer, ABM. âWe continue to evolve as an organization across our service lines to meet market demands, and Corporate Sustainability plays a key role in how we operate.â ABMâs 2012 report outlines each aspect of sustainability within the Companyâs diverse service offerings. ABM submitted the report for third party assessment to The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), and subsequently disclosed additional GRI indicators as compared to 2011. CSEâs evaluation can be found in the last few pages of the report. Notable highlights in this yearâs report include:
ABMâs GreenCareÂ® Program surpassed 360 million square feet of building space serviced in 2012. The program, which began in 2006, was servicing 351 LEED Certified buildings as of October 31, 2012. The acquisitions of Air Serv, HHA Services and Calvert Jones in calendar year 2012 underscored ABMâs commitment to growing its services in key vertical markets. Further emphasizing a commitment to providing dependable, advanced energy-related services, ABMâs Bundled Energy Solutions program landed numerous key contracts, including Wright State University (WSU) that is expected to lower the schoolâs energy consumption by 40% and save WSU $35.8 million in energy costs over the next 15 years. In 2012, ABM reduced its Bundled Energy Solutions clientsâ energy use by 28.6 percent and saved them over $3 million in energy costs. Additionally, ABMâs energy business continued to solidify its leadership position in the electric vehicle (EV) installation and maintenance market, landing key contracts with the City of Oakland and at AT&T Park in San Francisco. How ABM is managing its risks in relation to corporate social responsibilities, including risks/opportunities for ABM due to potential climate change regulation. ABMâs community support of March of Dimes, along with the Companyâs support of local charities around the country. ABMâs Director of Sustainability, Environmental Services Alan France said: âWe continue to make advancements in our Corporate Sustainability program each year. Weâve taken great pride in serving as an industry leader in reporting on sustainability initiatives to date, and we are keenly focused on the programâs future and maturing ABMâs organizational strategies surrounding Corporate Sustainability.â ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues exceeding $4 billion and 100,000 employees in over 350 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABMâs comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes â from schools and hospitals to the largest and most complex facilities, such as manufacturing plants and major airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.