06.29.2021  |  News

Kennedy Jenks Earns Silver Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Rating in 2021


Demonstrating commitment to the environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement, Kennedy Jenks ranks in top quartile of architectural and engineering respondents. 


SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2021

Kennedy Jenks was awarded a silver rating in recognition of company sustainability from EcoVadis, one of the world’s preeminent providers of sustainability rankings. The 2021 ranking puts the employee-owned firm in the top 25 percent of architectural and engineering respondents, with EcoVadis expressly noting Kennedy Jenks’ efforts to reduce energy consumption, provide sustainable development consulting and services to clients, focus on diversity and inclusion, offer flexible and remote work options, and spearhead employee-ownership initiatives.  

“Kennedy Jenks has been evolving and adapting since 1919 to remain at the forefront of our industry through societal, regulatory, and environmental change. Sustainability is a century-old cornerstone at KJ,” said Scott Larew, Vice President and Principal Scientist at Kennedy Jenks. “We are committed to conducting our business in a thoughtful way that enhances our environment and benefits our people and communities for the long-term. This commitment is rooted in a belief that the services we provide to our clients and communities align with Kennedy Jenks’ values and standards.”

Kennedy Jenks’ 2021 EcoVadis ranking puts the employee-owned firm:  

  • in the top 14 percent overall of companies in the Architectural and Engineering category; technical testing and analysis industry; 
  • in the top five percent of companies in the Architectural and Engineering category; technical testing and analysis industry in terms of sustainable procurement; 
  • and in the top seven percent of companies in the Architectural and engineering category; technical testing and analysis industry in the ethics category 

This score, and the silver medal awarded, are considered outstanding achievements for the company’s inaugural submission in 2021, demonstrating Kennedy Jenks’ commitment to these core focus areas 


About Kennedy Jenks 

Kennedy Jenks is a leading water and environmental engineering firm that serves public agencies and industrial clients with over 400 employees nationwide. The employee-owned firm delivers innovative design, construction, and technology solutions for water, industrial and environmental projects across the United States. Visit www.kennedyjenks.com for more information. 


About EcoVadis 

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Considering a company’s size and industry, EcoVadis, assesses a company’s business practices on four main themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement, to analyze the company and provide their sustainability rating each year. Visit https://ecovadis.com/ for more information. 



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