Sustainable Operations

As a global leader in providing natural resource management expertise to both domestic and international clients, Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc.’s (METI) commitment to the care of the environment we share is a core corporate principle.

METI’s Sustainable Operations Plan (v2.2 - 5/30/18) outlines our business practices, objectives, targets, and the commitment of corporate leadership to reduce our environmental footprint. The framework for METI’s Sustainable Operations Plan is based on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as defined by ISO 14001. EMS provides a systematic method for integrating environmental management into our overall business operations. Use of this framework allows METI to integrate its efforts associated with (a) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission control and reduction goals consistent with procedures described in the Corporate GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard (The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, Revised Edition) and (b) METI’s ISO 9000:2015 certified Quality Management System (QMS) into a comprehensive program avoiding redundant systems, actions, and associated costs.

Sustainable Operations Policy

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI) is committed to conducting sustainable operations and minimizing its environmental footprint while providing customers the best possible support via innovative and high quality services that meet or exceed their requirements. METI’s Sustainable Operations Plan includes: (a) practices designed to reduce our general environmental footprint, (b) objectives related to specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources, and (c) targets for reduction of GHG emissions from various sources. We utilize internal reviews and tracking of GHG emissions to control the primary source of our environmental effects and as a means for continual operational improvement.

Objectives

METI's Sustainable Operations Plan objectives are:

General

Objective: 0.1 – Achieve 100% notification of employees/consultants of our Sustainable Operations Plan by incorporation of our Sustainable Operations Policy into existing and new employment and consulting agreements.
Objective: 0.2 – Continue to implement legacy sustainable operations practices and implementation of actions designed to improve employee and consultant awareness and understanding of our Sustainable Operations Plan.
Objective: 0.3 – If targets for 2023 are not achieved, consider offsetting emissions with carbon or other credits to achieve desired levels of GHG emissions.

Scope 1 – Direct GHG Emissions

Objective: 1.1 – Transition fleet to more fuel-efficient vehicles at end of projected vehicle service life. Alternatives may include plug-in hybrids provided they meet METI’s service requirements.

Scope 2-Indirect GHG Emissions

Objective: 2.1 – Install solar panels at the METI Corporate Office and work with leased facility providers to install solar panels within five years to reduce indirect GHG emissions from purchased electricity by 5% or greater.
Objective: 2.2 – Install high efficiency furnaces and on-demand hot water heaters at the METI Corporate Office and work with leased facility providers to install similar equipment within the next five years to reduce direct emissions from natural gas use by 5% or greater.
Objective: 2.3 – Achieve basic LEED certification for the METI Corporate Office by the end of 2019 and achieve “Silver” status within five years.

GHG Targets

METI GHG emission control objectives and targets by source include:

GHG EMISSION TARGETS BY SOURCE (Tonnes)
GHG 2017 Baseline 2023 Target 2028 Target
Scope 1 - Direct Emissions
Vehicle Fuel Consumption
Nitrogen Oxide (N2O) 0.00012528 0.00011901 0.00011306
Methane (CH4) 0.00018314 0.00017398 0.00016528
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 11.499 10.924 10.378
Scope 2 – Indirect Emissions
Electrical Consumption
Nitrogen Oxide (N2O) 0.040 0.038 0.036
Methane (CH4) 0.020 0.019 0.018
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 53.852 51.160 48.602
Natural Gas Consumption
Nitrogen Oxide (N2O) 4.851e-06 4.608e-06 4.378e-06
Methane (CH4) 2.425e-04 2.304e-04 2.189e-04
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2.721 2.585 2.456

Re-calculation of 2017 baseline GHG emissions will be required if additional office space within METI’s organizational and operational control is added beyond the existing (2018) corporate office and leased space and/or two additional vehicles are added to the existing METI-owned fleet.

Principles

Our Sustainable Operations Plan provides the foundation for compliance with the Corporate GHG Accounting Standard and its accounting and reporting principles of:

Relevance - Ensure the GHG inventory appropriately reflects the GHG emissions of the company and serves the decision-making needs of users – both internal and external to the company.
Completeness - Account for and report on all GHG emission sources and activities within the chosen inventory boundary. Disclose and justify specific exclusions.
Consistency - Use consistent methodologies to allow for meaningful comparisons of emissions over time. Transparently document any changes to the data, inventory boundary, methods, or any other relevant factors in the time series.
Transparency - Address all relevant issues in a factual and coherent manner, based on a clear audit trail. Disclose any relevant assumptions and make appropriate references to the accounting and calculation methodologies and data sources used.
Accuracy - Ensure that the quantification of GHG emissions is systematically neither over nor under actual emissions, as far as can be judged, and that uncertainties are reduced as far as practicable. Achieve sufficient accuracy to enable users to make decisions with reasonable assurance as to the integrity of the reported information.