Corporate Responsibility

NWESI meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism throughout its business practices.

Environmental Sustainability

We protect the environment by conserving energy, recycling, and incorporating environmentally friendly technologies and products as part of our regular work environment. We support sustainability by working with regional waste management agencies to follow prescribed guidelines. NWESI and its division, Air Introduction and Regulation, are proud to have received awards from both Washington County and Lane County, certifying our sustainable business practices.

WE CARE ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

NWESI fully supports Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are committed to an Affirmative Action Plan designed to recruit, hire, promote, and retain qualified minorities, including women and individuals with disabilities (IWDs). As an employee-owned company, NWESI prides itself on the diversity of its employees

WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU

NWESI actively seeks business partners that are certified through Oregon’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID), Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprise (OMWBE), or with similar certifications in other States, Counties, or Municipalities. We also participate in regional organizations that promote diversity and inclusion.

WE ENCOURAGE GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING

We recognize that two of the most important components of people’s lives are physical health and emotional well-being. NWESI is dedicated to ensuring all employees are safe throughout the workday, every week, every month, and every year. We offer substantial benefits to employees and their family members’ health to support this. We encourage physical activity outside of work by offering incentives to our employees’ preferred charities for events involving walking, running, and others. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is purchased for each employee by NWESI through Pacific NW Consulting Engineers Health & Welfare Trust (PNCE). EAP offers a number of services to employees, including discounted gym memberships and personal wellness activities.

WE GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITIES

We encourage employees to give back to their communities by donating their time and talents to charities important to their families and neighborhoods, and effecting positive change at a local level. Examples of this are sponsoring employee participation in physical activity centered fundraisers, such as “Walks” for a cause, and donating to charities that our employees champion. We further support a myriad of educational programs—especially those that prepare youth for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers—and are invested in those serving minorities and underprivileged communities.

Committed to our Communities

Everyday, our team is in the community, working on projects for the future, testing facilities for a better now, or assessing older facilities and ensuring their longevity. Throughout our years working in these environments, we’ve become deeply invested in the people of these places, and the vulnerabilities that can affect us all.
We’re committed to donating three percent of our yearly profits to organizations our employees choose during our annual surveys (a portion of which is also used for our employee-donation match program). As an employee-owned firm, we want to contribute to organizations that affect change at our local level, as well as with larger organizations. It’s our hope that we can continue to strengthen and support each other through compassion and teamwork.

Where We Donate

Where We Donate
Oregon Food Bank Boise Rescue Mission Team Rubicon Smile Train Warfighter Outfitters Kiva PHFS

Oregon Food Bank

To eliminate hunger and its root causes… because no one should be hungry.

NWESI donated to this organization in the hope that we could help alleviate food insecurity for those in Oregon, particularly as many people in our communities have recently faced natural disasters.

Find out more about the Oregon Food Bank, their partners, and the people their services help at their website.

Boise Rescue Mission

Since 1958, The Boise Rescue Mission has served individuals in need in the Treasure Valley.

NWESI has had an office in the Boise area for years, and we chose to donate here to support those in need in the region and contribute to the spirit and life of a growing state.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon’s mission is providing relief to those affected by disaster, no matter when or where they strike.

Read more about Team Rubicon and their work with veterans and vulnerable communities at their website.

Smile Train

NWESI has donated to this organization because we want to support family health and wellbeing. Find out more about Smile Train's mission and network of providers at their website.

Warfighter Outfitters

Find out more about Warfighter Outfitters and their work with veterans at their site.

Kiva

Kiva supports small and emerging businesses by people all over the world. By donating here, we hope to assist those who are creating, innovating, and pursuing their interests. Find out more at Kiva.org

PHFS

Portland Homeless Family Solutions helps families with housing, homeless prevention, education, and shelter.

We have chosen to donate here because we understand that safety and security for kids and families is necessary to create a brighter future. Read about them at pdxhfs.org

To view our full Corporate Responsibility Policy click here.