GBB Announces Carbon Neutrality for 2021 and 2022

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Porter
Senior Vice President & Sustainability Officer
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
(703) 573-5800 /

Vienna, VA (October 6, 2022) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is proud to announce that it is carbon neutral for 2021 and 2022. As part of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts, the GBB team has continued to undertake meaningful activities to reduce the firm’s environmental footprint by limiting emissions and acquiring carbon offset credits.

For the first time in its history, on September 20, 2022, GBB received verification of its purchased and retired offsets for the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) relating to its operations for calendar years 2021 and 2022.

“We are so proud of GBB’s advancements in ESG this year! It has been a real team effort, and all employees have had a hand in making our first-ever ESG strategy come to life,” said Jennifer Porter, GBB Senior Vice President and Sustainability Officer. “Being carbon neutral for the first time is a huge step forward for us. We hope to help and inspire others on this path.”

Given that GBB is part of the professional services industry, GBB’s most significant impact on the environment is the emissions associated with client services. GBB’s assessment of its carbon footprint focuses on Scope 3 emissions through its business travel. After surveying its employees, GBB used the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GHG Emissions Calculator, designed to help small businesses and low-emitter organizations estimate and inventory their annual GHG emissions. The calculator determines the direct and indirect emissions from all sources at a company when annual activity data is entered. Using its staff’s information and the EPA calculator, GBB’s ESG team determined the company’s emission factors and established a baseline. The baseline was then used to track overall emissions trends and to develop future mitigation strategies.

After calculating the baseline, GBB looked to purchase credits to offset the current carbon emissions generated. GBB ultimately decided to purchase 120 MTCO2 offset credits through Evolution Markets, a brokerage service for global energy and environmental markets. With its offset credits, GBB helped benefit a landfill gas-to-energy project in Fulton County, New York.

“The renewable energy project that GBB’s action supported by purchasing offset credits aligns with the company’s values and overall ESG efforts,” said Steve Simmons, GBB President.  “GBB hopes this can be a model for others to follow as we continue to work toward environmental sustainability in our internal efforts and with client projects.”

Visit GBB’s Carbon Neutrality webpage to view the transaction confirmation and detailed information on the firm’s process toward going carbon neutral.

About GBB

GBB is a carbon-neutral, award-winning, national solid waste management consulting and planning firm founded in 1980 that helps public and private entities solve their most challenging waste and material management issues. GBB’s mission is to provide safe, innovative, responsible, sustainable, and economical strategies and solutions to benefit communities and the environment. GBB advises clients on solid waste collection, processing, recycling, recovery, sustainable materials management, and environmentally responsible disposal and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services.

GBB’s Vision: A world where discarded materials are used as resources rather than wasted.

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