At the International Conservation Foundation (ICF), we are committed to fostering a sustainable future and creating positive impacts in our operations and communities. We recognize the importance of addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, and we pledge to uphold the following commitments:
Net Zero Emissions
We will achieve net-zero emissions for scopes 1, 2, and 3 by 2030. This includes implementing rigorous emission reduction measures within our own operations (scopes 1 and 2) and working with our partners and suppliers to reduce emissions in the entire value chain (scope 3). We will also offset the emissions generated by our personnel to ensure accountability for our footprint.
We will actively assist our suppliers in meeting their net-zero goals by 2030. We understand that collaboration is essential in driving systemic change, and we will work closely with our supply chain partners to share best practices, provide resources, and implement sustainable solutions, enabling them to transition to low-carbon operations.
We are committed to fostering inclusive economic growth and supporting small businesses. We will prioritize working directly with small businesses, offering them opportunities to participate in our supply chain, contracts, and projects. We will provide guidance, resources, and mentorship to help small businesses thrive and contribute to local economies.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered. We will actively promote diversity in our workforce and strive to meet or exceed industry standards for representation across various dimensions, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, and more. We will foster a culture of inclusivity, equal opportunity, and fairness throughout our organization.
We recognize the importance of work-life balance and the well-being of our personnel. We will prioritize providing flexible work arrangements, such as remote work options, flexible hours, and family-friendly policies, to ensure that our employees can effectively manage their personal and professional commitments. We will actively support their well-being, recognizing that a balanced workforce leads to enhanced productivity and job satisfaction.
We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination from our project and partner selection processes. We will ensure that our decisions are based on merit, fairness, and objective criteria, promoting equal opportunities for all individuals and businesses regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
Investing in Our Team
We believe in the importance of investing in our employees' career growth, learning, and development. We understand that supporting our employees' professional advancement not only benefits them individually but also contributes to their job satisfaction, job security, and overall success. We pledge to provide the following support to our employees to help them advance their careers, increase their job security, and enhance their professional mobility: tuition Assistance for college, professional license and certification support, technical and skill development, mentorship and coaching, internal career opportunities, career development planning, continuous learning culture, and recognition and rewards.