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A number of excellent global templates exist to help guide businesses on their sustainability journey.

Cardno’s Sustainability Task Force continually evaluates and monitors the ever-evolving ESG reporting framework landscape. Considering Cardno’s global footprint, our commitment to the UN Global Compact, its global visibility, and importance to many of our clients, Cardno has determined to benchmark our ESG journey in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2019 UN Global Compact Progress Report  2020 UN Global Compact Progress Report

The SDGs are the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. 


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We are committed to aligning our sustainable practices to the SDGs to collaboratively work towards the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. To help measure our progress, Cardno will utilize a number of selected indicators developed through the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).


We are committed to achieve the following ambition benchmarks tied to the indicated SDGs

Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender equality icon

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

We aspire to achieve gender balance across all levels of Cardno management and increase diversity and inclusion at all levels across the company.

Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and clean energy icon

Ensure access to affordable and clean energy

We aim to have 100% of our operational electricity needs generated from renewable resources.

Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth icon

Decent Work and Economic Growth​

We will take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking in all that we do.

Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate action icon

Climate Action

We will achieve Science-based emissions reduction in line with a 1.5°C pathway by 2035​.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions icon

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions​

We will not tolerate bribery or corruption and will take a number of defined steps to this end.


Cardno has established a framework for measuring, evaluating and achieving the ambitious and necessary goals described above. Our SDG Benchmarking describes what Cardno will be measuring, who will be responsible for implementing the effort and what means and methods the responsible party will use to achieve these goals.