Cleaning Up Our Carbon Footprint
FTI Consulting recognizes that climate change is a global threat and one of the most significant environmental challenges of our time. Now is the time to act. We are committed to doing our part to address the issue by reducing the firm’s collective environmental impact.
Risk Management and Oversight
The Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee on FTI Consulting’s Board of Directors oversees the firm’s environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) strategy and performance.
Below the Board level, FTI Consulting has formed an Environmental Oversight Committee with leadership representation from the firm’s Real Estate, Travel, Information Technology, Procurement and Corporate Citizenship teams.
As the Chair of the Environmental Oversight Committee, our Chief Human Resources Officer provides updates to the Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee at a minimum of one board meeting each year and as necessary as requested, which includes progress on priorities and initiatives related to ESG topics, as well as climate-related efforts and other goals for short- and long-term success.
Planning for a More Sustainable Future
FTI Consulting continues to embrace opportunities to reduce its environmental impact through the implementation of our Environmental Plan. The initiative sets out a range of bold objectives and targets aimed at minimizing the firm’s impact on the environment.
Our general objectives are:
“I’m proud to work for a company that is committed to reducing its environmental impact and empowers its employees to take action. While there is much more work to do in this area, I’m excited to see the impact we can make as a company and the targets we can achieve in the future.”Dan Johnson
Vice President, Real Estate
Sustainability Initiatives Snapshot: Priorities and Progress
As a professional services firm with zero manufacturing or product distribution activities, FTI Consulting’s environmental impact is primarily driven by two factors: our business travel and leased office locations, which respectively represented 75% and 25% of our total greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.
Over the past several years, the firm identified opportunities to reduce our impact in both areas. Accordingly, we established a baseline carbon footprint with 2018 data involving our travel and real estate operations to monitor our yearly progress. The firm plans to use this data to drive internal sustainability policies and set reduction targets in the future.
FTI Consulting published environmental impact data for the years 2018 through 2020 in March 2021. Of note, there was a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 compared to previous years as a result of lower employee office utilization and lower business travel demand due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions.
Further information on the policies and initiatives FTI Consulting has put in place to reduce our environmental impact is available in our Environmental Responsibility & Climate Change Disclosure Policy and on the Corporate Citizenship page on our corporate website.
18% reduction in global office square footage per employee from 2018 to 2020.
36% reduction in total energy consumed (megawatt hours) from 2018 to 2020.
Reduced Emissions Intensity per employee from 7.05 MT CO2e in 2018 to 6.53 MT CO2e in 2019 to 2.59 MT CO2e in 2020.
65% of employees sit in LEED-certified (or equivalent) buildings.
|Real Estate Footprint|
|Employees working from LEED-certified (or equivalent) offices||65%||70%||65%|
|Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) Emissions|
|Total energy consumed (MWh)||16,952||15,155||10,821|
|Scope 1 (MT CO2e), – direct emissions||4||4||3|
|Scope 2 (MT CO2e)4,5 – electricity indirect emissions, location-based||6,285||5,542||4,146|
|Change from 2018 baseline, scope 1 and 2||n/a||-11.8%||-25.2%|
|Scope 3 (MT CO2e)4,5, – business travel||27,321||30,813||12,204|
|Change from 2018 baseline, scope 3||n/a||12.8%||-60.4%|
|Total GHG emissions (MT CO2e)5, scope 1, 2 and 3||33,610||36,359||16,353|
|Emissions intensity (MT CO2e/employee)5,7||7.05||6.53||2.59|
 2020 GHG emissions are significantly lower as a result of lower employee office utilization and lower business travel demand due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions (travel restrictions, social distancing requirements, etc.).
 GHG emissions reported in this table represent data for entities under operational control of FTI Consulting and its subsidiaries, which is consistent with GHG Protocol.
 MWh stands for megawatt hours.
 Scope Definitions:
Scope 1 emissions are the result of GHGs emitted at FTI Consulting office locations, either from directly burning fossil fuels or on-site vehicles;
Scope 2 emissions are the result of the energy that FTI Consulting purchases but is generated elsewhere, such as electricity; and
Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions from sources that are not owned or operated by FTI Consulting, but are related to business activities, such as employee business travel.
 MT CO2e stands for metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.
 This category includes emissions associated with business travel only (air, car, rail and hotel).
 Total employees includes full-time employees only based on year-end headcount.
For more details on the methodology utilized for these environmental impact calculations, click here