Farr Associates is committed to leadership in the realm of corporate transparency and advocacy. We commit to a voluntary, full-disclosure policy on important organizational information and policies, including goals, governance, business operations, and our involvement in positive social and environmental causes.
Farr Associates is a Benefit Corporation, and as a requirement of such a designation, the firm evaluates its business practices using an established third-party certification metric. Farr Associates thus worked with the International Living Future’s Institute to become a JUST organization, using the Institute’s series of metrics to evaluate our progress on key indicators including gender/ethnic diversity, pay equity, responsible investing, and positive products.
This information is shared publicly on the JUST and Farr Associates websites and is updated annually. The scorecard also identifies deficiencies in our current policies and practices, helping to set the agenda to identify strategies that provide additional benefits to employees, helping them become more engaged citizens in our communities, and better stewards of our environment.
AIA 2030 COMMITMENT
Farr Associates is committed to the AIA 2030 Challenge, which lays out recommendations for how the architectural practice might mitigate its environmental impact by the year 2030. Firms who sign onto the challenge prioritize energy performance, pledging transparency by disclosing important energy metrics on their projects. The AIA 2030 Commitment also requires abiding firms to create a sustainability action plan, ensuring that goals are implementable, and not just theoretical.
This document represents Farr’s Sustainability Action Plan, embodying our mission to merge beauty, decarbonization, and equity. Through our advocacy and transparency, we hope to inspire other firms to adopt similar policies, moving the needle towards decarbonization, resilience, and equity throughout the professional fields of architecture and planning.