Sustainability and Corporate Governance
Since our inception in 1937, Hensel Phelps has developed a reputation of conducting business in an ethically, socially, economically, and environmentally responsible manner. We are committed to having a positive impact on the communities in which our people work, live and on those which we interact with on a daily basis. We are also dedicated to diversity and inclusion of these communities into our workforce. Hensel Phelps will ensure the health and safety of our employees, stakeholders and those served by the projects that we undertake.
“As a leader in the construction industry and as a socially responsible Corporation, we are committed to conducting our operations in a fair, ethical and socially responsible manner. This means doing the right thing, at the right time, with the right resources. Hensel Phelps is further committed to Sustainability and will operate on the basis that we have the responsibility to balance economic interests with those of the environment as well as those representing the interests of the communities in which we live. We will also seek opportunities to advance the principals of Sustainability as we work with owners, communities and professional organizations.”
Jeff Wenaas, President & Chief Executive Officer
Hensel Phelps believes that it has a corporate responsibility to minimize its carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Since 1990, the company has maintained a recycling program at all locations and provides waste material sorting areas on projects.
Many of the workspaces where our employees conduct business are Platinum, Gold and Silver Certified by USGBC and provided environments where colleagues and partners can realize the benefits of Green technology in the workplace.
Hensel Phelps has over 300 LEED APs and LEED Green Associates.
Hybrid Vehicle Fleet: Commencing in 2006, Hensel Phelps introduced hybrid passenger vehicles to the Company fleet. Hensel Phelps has provided charging stations provided at various company offices and locations.
From 2006 to 2015 the Company fleet has risen from 5% to 56% hybrid passenger vehicles, and continue to increase.
Improving How We Plan. Build. Manage. Business
Hensel Phelps is an active supporter of the LEED Green Building movement, maintaining active memberships in various sustainable organizations including the U.S. Green Building Council. Our environmental initiatives are incorporated into everything we do. As a Developer, Builder and Facility Operator, our sustainable objectives consist of three important commitments: 1) Support Client Goals; 2) Eliminate Waste, and 3) Acting Responsibly.
Supporting Client Goals. The majority of our projects have some level of sustainability incorporated. We realized early on there was great benefit in having our Sustainable Services Personnel involved in the project design and planning phases. Hensel Phelps has developed processes and procedures to aid our clients in creating the right sustainability plan for their project. Even if a project is not pursuing a sustainable certification, we bring these proven processes to the design, construction and operations process, to proactively maximize a project’s value to our clients.
Training Initatives. Hensel Phelps is committed to training our employees and supporting their continued education to achieve and maintain LEED Accreditation. Having detailed knowledge about current green building rating system empowers our associates to make day-to-day decisions that accurately balance sustainability, cost, and constructability on the jobsites.
One of the safest contractors in the Nation, Hensel Phelps takes pride in both our safety program and the award-winning results. Our Experience Modification Rate (EMR), the Construction Industries’ safety measurement benchmark, has shown consistent year over year improvement, and is half of the Industry Average for a self-performing General Contractor.
GHG Carbon Emission Reduction - As a result of Hensel Phelps’ introduction of a large number of hybrid vehicles to our passenger vehicle and utility truck fleet, a significant amount of fuel has been reduced from our annual usage, even as the fleet continues to grow with geographic expansion. The following chart depicts the direct fuel related total Green House Gas (GHG) emission reductions over the past five years:
Hensel Phelps Vehicle Fleet Carbon Emissions
Total Number/Volume of Spills - Hensel Phelps had no significant oil, fuel, waste or chemical spills in 2015.
Human Rights (past five years)
Hensel Phelps Received Zero Complaints Related to Human Rights Violations.
Introduction to HENSEL PHELPS
Discover Hensel Phelps' culture and services, and how we apply our expertise, experience and ingenuity for our clients.Learn More
The HENSEL PHELPS Way
People, Process, Partnership and Technology, our clients call this The Hensel Phelps Way. Our collaborative approach, with proven processes, innovative technology and effective communication, allows us to deliver exceptional service at every stage of the life of a facility.Learn More
Plan with Ingenuity.
Every project is as important to us as it is to our clients, and they all begin with understanding your goals. Our highly trained teams are selected specifically for each client, so they can best apply their ingenuity to solve problems creatively during planning, the most critical phase of production.Learn More
Build with Integrity.
Our commitment to building lasting partnerships from genuine relationships is the hallmark of everything we do. Enduring relationships with our clients happen because we deliver value, with integrity, proven processes and open communication throughout every phase of construction.Learn More
Manage with Assurance.
At the heart of our business is an integrated building solution that extends from project inception into the future. Our commitment to you doesn’t stop after a project is completed – we’ll be there to support you for the life of your facility.Learn More
About Hensel Phelps
From planning and design, to construction, and facility management, we work to solve our clients’ challenges from start to finish, and beyond. Our clients, both domestic and international, have entrusted us with a tremendous range of landmark projects, in nearly every market sector.