Point B is committed to social responsibility and transparency through GRI aligned CSR reporting. Our most recent report can be found here along with our 2012 report. We will release our next report in 2020 in accordance with GRI reporting standards and guidelines.
Point B does not own or lease a vehicle fleet and consumes zero direct energy. Our associates utilize client sites, home offices and on-demand facilities as needed. That said, we have set a goal to hold constant on our per employee carbon output through 2020. This means maintaining our efficient business and operating models while looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact. One way we intend to reduce impact is by targeting facilities (and leases) that give us new abilities to monitor and control our energy use. We also are examining alternative mass transit benefits and wellness incentives for our associates who bike, run or walk to work. And we are evaluating ways we can include social responsibility criteria in our vendor decision-making.
Triple Bottom Line Decision Making
In 2018, Point B instituted a new way of operational decision making by adding CSR criteria into the formal operations decision making process. Now, all major firm-wide business decisions must consider the social and environmental impact of that decision.
Historically, Point B’s business model mitigates environmentally adverse practices by the virtue of how we conduct business. Our local, market-based, low-overhead model alleviates the need for large offices and transportation fleets. More than 60% of the energy we consume is generated by renewable sources.
We expect that aggregate emissions will grow in parallel to the firm's growth as measured by revenue and headcount. That said, we have set a goal to hold constant on our per employee carbon output through 2020. This means maintaining our efficient business and operating models while looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact.