Responsibility and Respect

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Our sense of stewardship extends beyond the financial and internal management of the company. We see it as our responsibility to take care of the people, communities, and resources we enjoy and depend on. At Sanborn Head, we are committed to: 

    Community Involvement

    We give back to the neighbors in our local communities through gifts of our time and other resources. We support our local chambers of commerce, as well as community and business organizations. In Concord NH, the home of our corporate headquarters, Sanborn Head has been a loyal supporter of the Concord Community Music School whose mission is to provide programs to a broad and diverse constituency including hundreds of needs-based children.  We’ve recently established a tradition of having our staff in each office select a charity to be the recipient of a company donation at the end of the year, and often the staff members will make their own in-kind donations to the charity.  As an example, In our New Hampshire office we’ve augmented Sanborn Head’s financial donation to the Capital Region Food Program with a food drive and volunteer teams to help fill holiday food baskets.  Recent staff-initiated events include walks/runs to benefit cancer research, making blankets in our Massachusetts office for those in need, and making donations to help local food banks in Ohio and Vermont. Outside of work, many of our people give back in areas they care about most, whether it be serving on town boards, coaching, volunteering with community non-profit organizations, or helping out with land use and conservation groups.  

    Professional Leadership

    Sanborn Head recognizes a responsibility to meaningfully support the professional communities represented by our practice.  We are actively involved in professional organizations that bring together clients, colleagues, and partners in support of advances and excellence in engineering and the geosciences. At the local level, we routinely host high school and college students for job-shadow days, and we are involved in regional professional societies. At the national level, we serve on committees of professional associations, present at conferences, and publish our work in professional journals. We also hold strong ties to academic institutions where some of the best ideas, technologies, and talent are being cultivated. We are proud to have been a lead sponsor in the UNH Civil Engineering Alumni Conferences. We are honored to be an Industrial Partner with the University Research Consortium for Field Focused Groundwater Contamination Research.  

    Environmental Stewardship

    Sanborn Head embraces our responsibility to operate our business and serve our clients in a manner that protects the environment, preserves natural resources, and promotes sustainability.  We have developed and implemented an environmental stewardship program and our belief that effective environmental management makes good business sense.

    For information about sustainability services that we provide to our clients, please click here.

    Health and Safety

    We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthful work environment for our people both in the office and on job sites. An effective health and safety program reinforces the standards of care we apply to our work. Sanborn Head has developed a comprehensive approach to health and safety including: required health and safety training, worksite analysis, and training on client-specific policies and requirements. 

    Professional Development for Our People

    Sanborn Head upholds Learning as of one of the company’s Core Values, and we work hard to foster a culture that encourages personal growth and continual improvement.  Keeping current, challenging our thinking, and advancing new ideas help us create additional value for our clients.  Sanborn Head supports the professional development of staff through formal training opportunities, less structured on-the-job activities, outside involvement in the professional community, and more personalized learning opportunities.  Sanborn Head also has a wonderful tradition of an annual company meeting, in which the entire company gathers for a day to share technical presentations, hear about company initiatives, and learn from each other in a collegial and interactive setting.