Environmental & Social Sustainability
Like many of our clients, VSA recognizes that an emphasis on environmental sustainability is key to being a responsible member of the global community. VSA is committed to operating in a way that minimizes our impact on the environment. In word and practice, we emphasize the importance of energy conservation, waste management, recycling and responsible sourcing through a variety of initiatives.
Participated in recognized programs that measure and share information on individual companies’ environmental impacts, such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and the EICC Carbon and Water Reporting System (now the EICC Environmental Reporting Initiative).
Established an Environmental Management System (EMS) that follows EPA guidelines.
While VSA’s quantifiable consumption of electricity and greenhouse gas emissions have increased per employee from 2015 to 2016, it has reduced its quantifiable consumption of electricity by over 24% per employee and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by over 35% per employee since establishing our EMS.
Reduced our consumption and carbon footprint by continuing to:
As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, VSA tracks quantifiable information and has set new goals to be met by December 2017 and December 2018.
Waste management and recycling
VSA also recognizes that an emphasis on “social” sustainability is a must-have for any responsible member of the global community. VSA blends world-class strategic, creative and digital capabilities to help businesses drive results by inventing, reinventing and building brands positioned to thrive in today’s dynamic environment. We expect every employee and supplier to adhere to these business values:
These values are reflected in VSA’s commitment to sustaining the highest standards of conduct in matters relating to forced or involuntary labor, child labor, wages and benefits, working hours, nondiscrimination, respect and dignity, freedom of association, health and safety, environmental protection, respect for intellectual property rights, maintaining reasonable privacy expectations, upholding fair business and advertising standards, legal compliance and ethical dealings. VSA extends these expectations to our suppliers as well.