Be RESponsible is a company-wide initiative that identifies, creates, and implements our corporate social responsibility goals. These efforts are overseen by a cross-disciplinary team of RES employees. Active projects we are currently engaged with include, but are not limited to:
- Community outreach and volunteering
- Energy, water, waste, and carbon footprint tracking of RES operations
- Offsetting RES’ natural resource footprint
- Planning and development of our first Corporate Social Responsibility Report
A Few Recent Highlights
In 2018, RES developed a new policy to allow for paid employee volunteer days.
Holiday Food Drive
RES donated over 900 lbs of non-perishable goods during the 2017 Holiday season.
Plant Nursery Donations and Volunteer Planting
RES donated trees, plants and volunteers supporting a wetlands exhibit at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, plus a monetary donation for an urban restoration project in San Ramon, California.
We have active partnerships with the University of Richmond and Louisiana’s Nicholls State University, focused on coastal resiliency and stream design education and applied projects. In Richmond, our volunteer efforts total 176 hours to date in 2018. We’ve also assisted with a Virginia middle school’s national competition on sustainable communities, and taught wetlands and birding classes at an area wildlife refuge.