PAR recognizes the importance of protecting our nation’s resources in all operations and business we conduct.
In order to realize this, PAR is committed to several measures. This includes but is not limited to: ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations; promoting business activities and operations that minimize impacts to sensitive environmental resources; and working with our customers to find ways to promote sustainable methods.
PAR is currently implementing several policies to ensure this takes place. This includes but is not limited to: continuous assessment of our fleet and its GHG impacts and communicating with our clients to find ways within projects to minimize environmental impacts.
Our fleet is constantly being upgraded and we offer the option to utilize a cleaner fleet of vehicles on projects with that need. PAR has several hybrid construction equipment that are used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and comply with specific engine requirements as necessary.
PAR can pump and use construction vault water or stormwater infiltrations (when determined clean) to use as fugitive dust suppressant along right-of-ways. PAR utilizes smart irrigation technology in some of its facilities to ensure that landscaping irrigation is limited or eliminated when weather provides adequate rainfall for facilities.
Working closely with clients, PAR uses both advanced planning and proprietary technologies during construction to reduce disturbance areas and reduce environmental resource impacts at the project level. This is especially helpful for projects with habitat mitigation and/or sensitive biological and/or cultural resources.
To further protect the environment, PAR's corporate and divisional offices have an environmental policy that employees who support our crews in the field follow, such as the utilization of an electronic billing system that eliminates the use of paper. We are always looking for ways to conserve at the corporate and divisional levels. In 2020, PAR saved approximately 1,000 trees from our paper recycling efforts.
Our sustainability efforts as well as our goals are measured and trended and made publicly available. These statistics can be found at the link below. Additionally, PAR has participated in the annual Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance “Alliance Survey” since 2012. PAR currently serves as a Supplier Affiliate Member for the Alliance.Learn More
In the past, PAR has participated in local community cleanup events as well as utilized local small businesses in its environmental sustainability efforts. For instance, PAR has employed local businesses to perform tasks such as recycling programs on projects, environmental consulting efforts, and finding means to improve and upgrade our water efficiency and associated programs at our offices. PAR also works closely with its vendors to ensure they understand PAR’s goals. As a company, PAR has donated about $200k in community outreach activities.