Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Apex’s Corporate Responsibility

The Apex Corporate Responsibility program includes policies and processes for identifying, managing, and communicating the environmental impacts and material corporate governance and social aspects of our operations. The roots of our corporate responsibility program are grounded in Apex’s mission statement, core values and our commitment to strategic thinking, safe execution, and responsible growth. Apex’s corporate responsibility activities are centered around our belief of doing what is right for our clients, our employees, and our community.

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The Environment

Internally, Apex has initiated a process to expand upon our existing environmental sustainability activities and to compile baseline operating data to lay the foundation for developing long-term, environmental sustainability targets. With an inventory of our material environmental impacts by year-end 2021, Apex will set meaningful annual and 5-year reduction targets.

Environmental Sustainability Impacts

Through our engineering, environmental, and health & safety services, we assist clients with protection and restoration of the natural and built environment, and support safe, compliant, and productive workplaces. Every day, Apex employees work to ensure client regulatory compliance, protect natural resources, assess, and mitigate environmental, health and safety risks, and assist our clients’ sustainability efforts. Some examples of our recent environmental services and impacts include:

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Wetlands Delineation

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Wetland Health Management

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2020 Stream Restorations

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2021 Stream Restorations in Progress

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Endangered Species

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Natural & Man-Made Disaster Response

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Spilled Petroleum Removed From The Environment

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Commercial Stormwater Systems

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Client GHG Emissions Verification & Assurance

The totals presented above represent numerical totals from 2020, with the exception of in progress stream restorations carried over into 2021.

Social and Governance

With a continuing focus on supporting our employees and enhancing our culture, Apex’s enterprise-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiative helps ensure we are maintaining a healthy, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Our commitment to social causes is visible through corporate sponsorships and employee participation with local and national organizations and initiatives that support the well-being of our employees, their families, and the communities in which we live and work.

Among our activities in 2020:

  • Almost 2,500 vacation hours donated by Apex management/staff to those impacted by COVID-19.
  • Annual donations to local and national charitable organizations, relief funds, and social causes.
  • Support of “employee-selected” non-profits supporting mental health, at-risk children, and veterans.
  • Recognition of Apex employees’ leadership and volunteerism in their communities.
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