February 2021 TCA Green Ambassador
Pinchin Ltd. was founded by Dr. Don Pinchin in 1981 and has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm that offers environmental, health and safety, building science and project management consulting services to the industrial, commercial, institutional and construction sectors. We operate in 40 offices with over 850 dedicated staff. Our dedication to preserving the environment while supporting our local communities is one of the foundations of our company’s culture.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a fundamental value at Pinchin. We are committed to performing our work and running our company in a sustainable and responsible way. We live in an interconnected world and at Pinchin we are dedicated to maintaining our CSR and engaging staff in that process. We apply the principles of sustainability to our professional work in a way that maximizes the impact of our designs on the community and ecosystem. We have designed our CSR program and its initiatives to reflect our culture and values. Our annual CSR report that is written in conformance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard is available on our website at https://www.pinchin.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility/262. It speaks to the many CSR initiatives that we have undertaken.
In 2019, Pinchin participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in partnership with the World Wildlife Federation©. This company-wide initiative was inspired by Pinchin’s employees and senior management who have a passion for maintaining our shorelines and communities and preserving our ecosystems. In total, over 370 employees from 25 offices banded together to promote a cleaner environment by collecting 5,018 kg of waste. Pinchin was awarded the WWF Living Planet @ Work Corporate Conservation Achievement Award for our efforts towards this national initiative.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, our outreach looked a little different in 2020. Our staff have been working from home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in doing so, like many, we have substantially reduced our operation’s carbon footprint. We are currently investigating ways we can maintain this reduction even after the pandemic. We knew that we had to do something to help our communities in 2020 so we ran a national company-wide food drive challenge with great participation from our staff. Each office selected the local food bank for their in-kind donations and had them delivered in time for the holiday season. We also collected monetary donations for Food Banks Canada. We look forward to resuming our pre-pandemic activity levels when we can but in the meantime, we will continue to find new ways to support our local communities and preserve the environment while maintaining pandemic safety protocols.