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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

C1’s Commitment to Sustainability

  • C1 has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices. In 2020, we established an Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Council and began establishing goals across:

    •  Labor & Human Rights
    •  Ethics
    •  Environment (Environmental Policy)
    •  Procurement (Sustainable Procurement Policy)


We continue to identify areas of opportunity, establish measures for each area, and follow sustainable operating protocols for continued improvement. For 2024, our goals include decreasing our physical footprint by 11.9% (57,000 square feet) and decreasing our carbon footprint by 10%.

ESG Milestones

Taking Action

A few of C1’s most recent ESG activities include:

  • Environment
    • Working with Schneider Electric to identify our baseline carbon footprint and target areas to reduce energy usage.
    • Managing ongoing retrofits of physical C1 locations centered on the C1 environmental “Green Goals.”
  • Procurement
    • Establishing a supplier diversity program
    • Increasing diverse spending by 300%
  • Labor & Human Rights
    • Establishing an A2E ESG training program 
  • Ethics
    • Completing CMMC (a DoD-compliant cyber security certification)

“We are committed to doing what’s right and making an impact with policies supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and ethical business practices.”

Jeffrey Russell, CEO.

Supplier Diversity Program

Our Supplier Diversity Program prioritizes diversity and social responsibility within our corporate culture. We recognize the growing importance of Supplier Diversity in RFPs and are committed to broadening our supplier base to better reflect the customers we serve. To date, we have increased investment in Diversity programs by 300% — and we are just getting started.


This approach strengthens our business opportunities. Our program aims to support Small Businesses (SBAs); Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs); Women Business Enterprises (WBEs); Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs); Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs); Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs); Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs); and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs) to foster greater diversity and inclusion.

C1’s Commitment to Sustainability & Ethical Practices


C1 Awarded Bronze Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis

C1 is in the top 50% of global companies within the same industry for its sustainability management system and advanced approach to Corporate Social Responsibility.

C1 Achieves Cisco Environmental Sustainability Specialization

With this specialization, C1 demonstrates its commitment to partnering with Cisco to make a positive environmental impact and eliminate wasteful practices by enacting a circular consumption model.
Mental Health America

C1 Awarded Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

C1’s status as a Platinum Bell Seal-certified organization demonstrates our outstanding commitment to employee mental health and wellbeing.