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Our corporate social responsibility encompasses how we use our talents, resources and vision to advance social justice, tolerance and strive for a better, more sustainable world. To learn more, read our CSR Report.
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Progress is committed to protecting and preserving the world in which we live, work and play, and to promoting initiatives and policies that will not only benefit us today, but for generations to come.

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Beautification of the Zheleznitsa Village in Bulgaria

Exemplifying Progress’ commitment to a healthy environment, employees in our Sofia, Bulgaria office organized a trip for employees, friends, and family to plant trees near the Zheleznitsa village.

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Implementing Sustainable Practices With Our Green Committee

We must adapt the way we think about sustainability as our footprint has extended far beyond the confines of our office spaces. Our newly formed Green Committee is responsible for developing fresh ideas to promote sustainable behavior among all our employees, ultimately leading to new habits, and changing the way we work and live.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Progress has reduced our carbon footprint by replacing any gas-powered company vehicles with electric or hybrid options. As of fiscal year 2019, all of our vehicles in Bulgaria have been replaced with new all-electric vehicles. We have also installed electric vehicle charging stations at our offices in Bedford, Massachusetts, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Meet Vesko Kantchev

Director,
Facilities and Workplace Services

Vesko is based in the U.S. and leads the efforts to mitigate Progress’ environmental impact across the globe. He has led extensive efforts to improve our footprint worldwide, including replacing several of our company vehicles with electric ones, installing electric charging stations at our facilities, and installing roofing at our corporate headquarters in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

Edwin-Bermudez
Meet Edwin Bermudez

Manager,
Facilities and Workplace Services

Edwin is based out of our Morrisville, North Carolina office and supervises our Morrisville and Alpharetta, Georgia offices. He is responsible for many green efforts in those locations, including a composting initiative in Morrisville. In just the first month, employees were able to compost over 75 lbs. (34 kg) of material, decrease the amount of waste going to landfills, and help support local agriculture.

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Meet Debby Ferber

Manager,
Facility Operations

Debby is based in our Rotterdam, Netherlands office and oversees operations in our EMEA region. This includes the streamlining of our sustainability efforts across various countries’ legislations. Debby also manages Progress’ largest fleet of vehicles and is instrumental in our efforts to utilize hybrid and electric vehicles whenever possible.

Andrey Georgiev
Meet Andrey Georgiev

Manager,
Facility Operations and Security

Andrey works in Sofia, Bulgaria and manages the operation and environmental impact of our Sofia office. His efforts are instrumental in carrying out numerous green activities by our employees. Recently, his team supported the initiative “Caps for the Future,” where roughly 45 lbs. (20 kg) of plastic caps were collected and donated to help purchase incubators for premature infants at hospitals throughout Bulgaria.

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Environmental
Sustainability Facts

It only takes 31 uses for a ceramic cup to become a more sustainable choice than paper cups, which is why Progress provides personalized reusable cups to all our employees to reduce our landfill and CO2 impact.

Source: www.carbon-clear.com

By switching from water bottles to dispensers in our Sofia, Bulgaria office, Progress saved 1.782 metric tons (4,000 lbs) of plastic last year, which resulted in avoidance of 14.814 MTCO2e in our air.

Calculation is based on 82.8 g of CO2 per 0.5l bottle.

Source: www.sciencing.com/carbon-footprint-plastic-bottle-12307187.html

Composting benefits the environment by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, which is why Progress has launched a composting program, beginning in our U.S. offices then expanding internationally.

Meeting Industry Standards

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Energy Star Certificate

Progress Bedford Office - 2020

Progress’ global headquarters in Bedford, MA earned the ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in August 2020.

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LEED Gold: O&M Certification

Progress Bedford office - 2012

Progress’ global headquarters in Bedford, MA granted LEED Certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB O&M) by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in February 2012.