Boston – BOND Brothers, Inc. has published its inaugural Sustainability Report, the first report of its kind in BOND’s 115 year history.
The report represents a new chapter and strategic direction for the company and its three subsidiary companies: BOND Building, BOND Civil & Utility, and BOND Mechanical. This milestone establishes BOND’s commitment, accountability, and values for sustainable, long-term growth.
The report includes environmental, social, and governance (ESG) accomplishments relevant to BOND’s operations within 2020-2021, as well as forward-thinking intentions to study, measure, and implement across BOND’s operations throughout the Northeast. BOND has identified nine distinct, measurable goals to establish its ESG foundation and continue building towards over the next three years, including:
- Reducing emissions and promoting green building practices: BOND will establish an Internal Sustainability Council to study current Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and establish mitigation strategies. This builds on current lean construction practices, US Green Building Council membership and track record, and successful waste management practices.
- Increasing workforce diversity: Building on the work of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, BOND will further develop its mentoring program by partnering with target schools, community programs, and industry groups to train and coach future generations of the workforce, and will increase employee participation in its partnership with ‘Grid for Good’ to at least 15% in 2022.
- Encouraging transparency, accountability, and collaboration: To improve health and safety standards, BOND will incorporate employee and partner feedback into Corporate Safety Roundtable decisions, and will strengthen its subcontractor management program to ensure long-term, rigorous safety standards.
The report also highlights BOND’s investment in its people and communities. BOND has a rate of injury significantly lower than the industry average. The company has contributed over $1.5 million to community organizations that support local housing, youth education, and workforce training programs. BOND is also working to create a dynamic, people-centric future through employee training and professional development programs and supporting its Women in Construction group to ensure career pathways and leadership opportunities for women.