We set out to build an extraordinary workplace that would enhance the lives of our employees and demonstrate LPL’s commitment to sustainability.- Sallie Larson, LPL Chief Human Capital Officer
At LPL, environmental sustainability is embedded in the way we do business. We integrate eco-friendly practices throughout our facilities and operations. For example:
Studies have shown that environmental sustainability is beneficial for business and for employees. Our goal at LPL is to embed it in our company’s DNA as well.
LPL’s Sustainability EAC is comprised of employees who serve as “sustainability champions.” They promote and encourage participation among their peers in eco-friendly practices.
They’re also responsible for organizing LPL’s annual Earth Day celebration, with activities ranging from on-site paper shredding and battery recycling to book and athletic shoe donations. The Sustainability EAC is one of the many ways LPL helps financial professionals and employees be part of bringing about positive change and experience a higher sense of purpose.
Perhaps the strongest example of LPL’s commitment to sustainability is the design of its free-standing green buildings in Fort Mill, SC, (known as the Carolinas campus) and San Diego, CA. LPL’s Boston office also is in a LEED-certified, high-rise building in the city’s financial district downtown.
The LPL Carolinas campus
Leveraging technology and materials that minimize impact to the environment, LPL’s Carolinas campus incorporates net-zero water design strategies and integrates nature into the design of the buildings. This creates an engaging workspace for employees, and serves as a source of pride for employees and the LPL financial professional network. LPL earned LEED® Gold certification for its innovation in sustainable design strategies.
The campus features two office buildings and a parking garage located adjacent to a 2,100-acre nature preserve. Their designs are heavily influenced by and respectful of the natural surroundings. Sustainable design features include:
Research shows that maintaining a work environment where employees are engaged and healthy helps mitigate financial, legal, and reputational costs and risks to the company. It also can improve worker productivity, creativity, loyalty, and happiness.
That's why our Carolinas campus includes amenities to promote employee well-being and encourage physical movement. Among them: sit-to-stand adjustable workstations, two miles of walking trails, a community garden, outdoor sports courts, bicycle storage, and a bicycle share program.
The on-site cafeteria offers a wide range of healthy food options. It also employs composting, recycling, and other sustainability practices.
The LPL San Diego Campus
LPL’s San Diego facility earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its design and construction.
The building’s design team leveraged technology and special materials to minimize the facility’s effects on the environment. The facility’s attributes and accomplishments include:
Designed to foster employee well-being as well, the 13-story tower offers an abundance of natural light. More than 94% of all regularly occupied spaces feature direct views to the outdoors.
The tower also has LED lights that automatically dim based on available natural light. Sensors turn lights off by detecting unoccupied offices.
The building includes sit-to-stand workstations and individual thermal controls at each workspace. We also make on-site charging stations for electric vehicles available for employee use at no cost.
Learn more about LPL’s commitment to environmental sustainability.