Our commitment to extraordinary results extends to our relationships with the communities in which we live and work. Read on to learn about some of the ways we’re making an impact, and explore our Sustainability and Resilience Policy.
We don’t just help clients gain LEED® and ENERGY STAR® certification—we do so from certified buildings and office spaces and adopt sustainable operating practices. We also purchase energy from renewable sources equal to 100% of our electricity consumption, avoiding an estimated 700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
Sustainable Commute Benefits
Thanks to our public transit-focused offices and subsidies of employee bicycles, for over a decade Cadmus has been ranked among the 1% of U.S. businesses who met the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Center for Transit Research.
Carbon Measurement and Reporting
As a founding member of The Climate Registry, Cadmus has made a voluntary commitment to measure, verify, and publicly report our greenhouse gas emissions. We are also a Silver CDP Consultancy Partner and submit our company’s response annually in addition to supporting numerous clients in reporting and tracking their own emissions.
Cadmus is also a founding member of the GRI Community. Through this partnership, we solidify our position at the forefront of sustainability reporting practices that help our clients identify, measure, and communicate their sustainability commitments and progress.
Partnerships in the Community
Cadmus has formed partnerships with select organizations to provide financial, material, and in-kind support for activities that align with our vision of strengthening society and the natural world.
In Massachusetts, Cadmus has not only supported but actively participated in the Charles River Watershed Association’s annual Charles River Cleanup since 2007.
In Oregon, Cadmus has been a proud partner of Morrison Child and Family Services since 2000, supporting families in Portland who are coping with adversity and trauma.
In Washington, D.C., we support The Nature Generation, a national organization dedicated to inspiring responsible environmental stewardship in the nation’s youth. Many of our executive leadership team serve on the board, and staff at all levels participate directly in education initiatives, trail maintenance, and fundraising.
Employee-Directed Charitable Giving Program
Our employee-directed charitable giving program was launched in July 2006 by President and CEO Ian Kline, who believed we could expand the impact of corporate charitable activities by allowing our amazingly engaged employees to direct some of the firm’s resources to organizations that hold personal significance. This program allows our employee-owners to be directly involved in deciding how and where Cadmus provides charitable support. Applications are strengthened by our employees’ active involvement with the programs and organizations in question, which gives Cadmus the opportunity to encourage the good works that Cadmus’ employee-owners support with their own time and donations.
Past recipients include a Washington, D.C., charity that delivers groceries to low-income seniors; an international clean water nonprofit; and a local parent-teacher organization near our Boise office.
Cadmus participates in the EPA’s Mentor-Protégé Program, helping small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses develop the expertise and economic stability to compete successfully for EPA contracts.