At JE Dunn, doing the right thing is built into our guiding principles.
This report is about our commitment to continuous improvement in every part of business. A commitment that is shared and has been adopted at all levels of the company including executive leadership and the Board of Directors. JE Dunn’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report reflects a promise to our clients, employees, and community to provide the highest possible level of excellence, integrity, transparency, and accountability.
We’re designing, engineering, and building the future. Our goal is to build innovative and resilient infrastructure to enrich the lives of the clients and end users we serve. JE Dunn is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our projects and operations through partnership with our clients. In the past two years we have launched several initiatives to support this commitment including a national prefabrication strategy and integrated design services to help our clients implement their own environmental goals.
As an employer,we offer award winning programs and opportunities to all of our employees through an inclusive approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, community impact, philanthropy, and education. In the past two years, we have continued to support and expand our minority contractor development program and launched a new employee resource group. As a member of the community, we continue our commitment of both time and dollars to the communities we serve. In addition, we know education is the foundation of a healthy society and our investment is greater than ever. We have recently launched new education programs, both internally and externally, to continue to offer all the skills and resources people need to grow in the construction industry.
We are extremely proud of the reputation we have built within the construction industry. A reputation staked in ethical, safe, and risk-adverse policies and procedures. Within this report, we have outlined the management structure, compliance tools, and policies which have helped guide us to become the well respected leader we are.
JE Dunn understands how to estimate, procure, build, and commission high-performing, sustainable buildings. In addition to hundreds of LEED Certified projects, we have completed projects that meet criteria for net zero, Living Building Challenge, 2030 Challenge, and WELL. We incorporate sustainable construction practices where possible on every project, and all of our offices are involved in a variety of sustainable initiatives.
Sustainable practices align with our guiding principles of Doing the Right Thing and Health and Well Being. Collaboration is required for sustainable design and construction. We build consensus with project stakeholders and leverage our industry partnerships with design and trade partners, in order to achieve our goals and drive innovation. We integrate sustainability into our preconstruction and construction protocols, allowing us to identify and elevate ideas during design, planning, bidding, contracting, and construction. JE Dunn balances financial, environmental, and operational considerations with design strategies, materials, energy, construction, and life cycle benefits.
Our commitment to the communities we build within stretches beyond the building into social impact, community development, education, and health and well being. John Ernest Dunn (Ernie), founder of JE Dunn, established a culture of giving within the company long before our cranes reached skyward and our offices stretched from coast to coast. That culture continues today with our purpose of enriching lives through inspired people and places.
Ethical, safe, and risk-adverse policies and procedures are at the foundation of JE Dunn Construction. A solid governance system is imperative to growing our environmental and social commitments. Within this section, we have outlined the management structure, compliance tools, safety protocols, and policies we employ to remain accountable and transparent.