Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Overview

As a responsible organization whose business activities have a global reach, Maximus has an important role in contributing efforts to reduce our impact on the environment of the communities in which we live and work.

As a company that primarily provides business process services to local, state, federal, and international government, Maximus has a relatively small environmental footprint. However, we remain committed to ensuring responsible environmental practices in each of our communities. This is done through energy reduction efforts, such as energy-saving lighting in our facilities which provides not only greener solutions, but also more cost-effective measures for the Company.

In 2019, Maximus launched an initiative to begin measuring and disclosing our environmental impact, guided by global standardized frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, the Carbon Disclosure Project, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Our overall sustainability strategy includes voluntary measures to minimize GHG emissions and energy use, track environmental risks, and improve environmental data collection and visibility. Our strategy is a cross-functional effort working with corporate real estate, corporate responsibility, finance, and operations. Updates are regularly reported to the Board of Director’s Nominating and Governance Committee, ensuring continued progress towards meeting goals of reducing environmental impact and risk exposures across the organization.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Footprint at a Glance

 
 

Fiscal Year 2019

 Fiscal Year 2020

 CO2-e (metric tons)Percentage of totalCO2-e (metric tons)Percentage of total

Scope 1 Emissions

Stationary Combustion6852.7 %15434.3%
Mobile Sources8.03%14.04%
Purchased Gasesn/a*n/a*10.03%

Location-Based Scope 2 Emissions

Purchased and Consumed Electricity24,91397.3%34,22895.6%

Total Organization Emissions

Total Scope 1 & Location-Based Scope 225,606100%35,795100%

Scope 3 Emissions

Employee Business Air Travel10,261 bookings27,543
Flight Segments
4,993 Bookings13,428
Flight Segments
Employee Business Car Rental Travel4,760 car rentalsAverage 4
Day Rental Period
2,261 Car RentalsAverage 4
Day Rental Period


 

Conservation Highlights

We piloted our LED light installation program across 13 sites in the U.S. during fiscal year 2020. We are expanding this program in fiscal year 2021.

Note: Our fiscal year 2019 baseline GHG inventory was re-calculated to meet our expanding efforts.

* Data was not tracked during this year.