Cultivating A Responsible Enterprise
Cultivating a Responsible Enterprise
Our corporate social responsibility is a vital component of our quest to deliver a better world."Charles L. Harrington Executive Chair, Parsons Corporation
Voluntary Turnover Rate
Years World's Most Ethical Companies
Volunteer Hours (since 2019)
Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emission (Scope 1 and 2)
BOD/Executive Leadership Diversity
The ability to measure and report on our performance begins with identifying goals. Our transparency and accountability on ESG topics inspires change and helps us to deliver on our mission.
PLEASE NOTE: The charts below indicate 2020 performance.
Through the regular application of these six principles, we continue to uphold our reputation as a company that truly does good work while providing value to our customers, shareholders, and the communities where we live, work, and play.
As an industry-leading provider of high-value technical and management solutions, we’re firmly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment in all our offices and on each of our projects.Progress
As an industry leader in safety, our OWN ZERO program empowers and educates our staff, suppliers, and partners on best practices and adherence to safety standards. We monitor and report our lost-time incident rate (LTIR) and leading and lagging indicators to leadership on a regular basis and to the board of directors quarterly.
As an industry leader in safety, our OWN ZERO program empowers and educates our staff, suppliers, and partners on best practices and adherence to safety standards. We monitor and report on leading and lagging indicators to leadership on a regular basis and to the board of directors quarterly.
Guided by our purpose, we’ll continue to strive for zero lost-time incidents and promote safety education and awareness for all.
We pursue diversity in our workforce, our markets, our suppliers, and our services because we recognize that optimum solutions require different backgrounds, new perspectives, and open minds. We leverage diversity through inclusion of employees, empowering them to shape the future of the corporation through collaboration and innovation.Progress
The board of directors comprises 11 members, of which 37% are diverse and 18% are veterans.
Our Inclusion and Diversity Council leads the way for Parsons to be an employer of choice, provide awareness and training on social issues and topics, and establish a mentoring program to drive team engagement.
Our Let’s Get Awkward campaign served as an internal virtual engagement to have inclusive conversations on social issues.
Improved policy on supplier diversity in procurement.
Expand our partnerships with diversity-driven organizations and recruiting partnerships. Increase diversity of the global workforce, including veterans. Capture and improve supply-chain diversity in designated categories, including women-owned, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and LGBTQ+.
We’re committed to providing high-quality services and products. We meet the mutually agreed-to requirements the first time and strive for continuous improvement of our work processes.Progress
Release of new PACE (Plan-Act-Check-Excel) Quality Best Practice Guide to use best practices and techniques to deliver on our corporate purpose to deliver a better world and continuously provide our customers with excellence.
We have completed the ISO 9001:2015 expansion audit of Federal Solutions to merge ISO 9001:2015 certificates for better efficiency.
We engaged with a third party to conduct a materiality assessment with seven stakeholder groups to understand environmental and social risks and opportunities.
We’ll continue our quest for excellence in delivering technology-enabled solutions that deliver a better world and exemplify Parsons as an employer of choice.
Through inventive processes and unique solutions, we provide unmatched value to our customers. We foster creative work environments, where we always challenge ourselves to improve our processes and procedures.Progress
Using technology, artificial intelligence, IoT, and data and analytics, we’ve developed products and experiences that meet evolving customer needs and expectations, as well as market conditions. From 5G-enabled products to iNET, PeARL®, and RailPulse™, we continue to innovate for the future while meeting our customer needs today. These products improve data integrity, efficiency, safety, and mobility around the world.
Our Fellows Program brings together our industry’s brightest stars to foster engagement and mentorship and serve as the corporation’s think tank, solving our customers’ most vexing challenges. Our Fellows include trailblazers in everything from electromagnetic compatibility and counterintelligence cyber operations to biomedical toxicology.
Through our continued emphasis on innovation and associated investments, we focus on expanding our business and offerings that foster sustainable and resilient solutions to accomplish our customers’ goals and objectives.
We uphold our reputation for integrity in the marketplace and provide an ethical work environment for all our employees. We do the right thing each time we face a tough decision.Progress
For 12 consecutive years, we have been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s Most Ethical Companies.
We provide annual Ethics and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) training for all employees.
In our most recent ethics culture survey, nearly 94% of respondents would invite someone to join Parsons as an ethical company.
We’ll proactively monitor our suppliers and partners in accordance with contracts and ethical Code of Conduct guidelines and FCPA.
In all that we do, we are conscious of the impact that our work has on the environment. We help our customers do the same by providing clean, efficient, healthy, and effective solutions on all our projects.Progress
We have implemented numerous resource-reduction and recycling initiatives related to our buildings, vehicles, and business supplies, including eWaste.
Parsons Gives Back allows our employees to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work. From coastal cleanups to blood drives and golf tournaments, we’re committed to giving back through volunteerism and charitable giving.
We’re reducing our leased-office-space footprint, resulting in lower energy and water use. In addition, our flexible work options also help reduce commuting time for our staff.
Conducted a commuter survey to better understand our GHG emissions impacts
Evaluate and understand material climate risks, which are monitored and reported to senior leadership
We know that addressing climate risk will take ongoing leadership and will continue to deliver sustainable and resilient solutions to our customers and manage the impact on the planet. As such, we have set a science-based goal to reduce our GHG emissions and continue to implement best practices in operations (e.g., energy, fleet) to reflect this commitment.
As we become more interconnected around the world, our commitment to corporate social responsibility and our core values is more important than ever. That’s why we continue to promote and advance corporate programs that promotes stewardship, both in our business and the communities we serve.
VP, Military And Veteran Affairs
The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), the nation’s largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, announced a significant new partnership with Parsons who will provide funding for the 2021 MMAA Military Spouse Scholarship and the 2021 Donna Johnson Equality and Valor Award, which honors the life and legacy of one of Parsons’ former employees — Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson — who was killed in action by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Donna’s widow, Tracy Johnson, also worked for Parsons.
Assistant Inspector, Mobility Solutions
I am proud to be part of a company that values sustainability as one of its core values and is conscious of the impact our work has on the environment. As an Inspector, I value being able to contribute by reinforcing our values in providing environmental-friendly, and effective solutions on our projects. Earthub is a business that grew out of a realization that there are so many hard to recycle single use items that we use every day. While it is not my primary job, it inspires me to find connections between what I do at Parsons and my personal passion for environmentalism.
World’s Most Ethical Company, Ethisphere Institute
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement, Defense Counterintelligence And Security Agency
Robert W. Campbell Award, National Safety Council
DVBI Award, Virginia Department For The Blind And Vision Impaired
Top 50 Company For Diversity, STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine
Nunn-Perry Award, Mentor Protégé, U.S. Department Of Defense Small Business Program
Employer Support Of The Guard And Reserve, Secretary Of Defense
Best For Vets Employers For 2020, Military Times