Sustainability Report

We’re pleased to showcase our Sustainability Report 2016, which provides a closer look at our solutions for clients, charitable work and efforts to make our operations sustainable. Looking for a downloadable version of this year’s report, or any of our past editions? You’ll find them here, too.

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Solutions + Knowledge

Our greatest opportunity to shape the future is by managing our clients’ complex economic, social and natural investments and assets.

Introducing Techniques that Yield More and Better Livestock
Livestock for Growth (L4G), Mali

We reached out to some of the most disenfranchised women in the area to help them with livestock fattening techniques that have resulted in extremely positive outcomes in an unrelentingly harsh environment.

Strengthening Critical Healthcare Services Capacity
Haiti Health Infrastructure Program (HHIP), Haiti

AECOM is providing planning, design and construction management that will enable the Haitian Ministry of Health to deliver critical health care services.

Developing a Routemap for a Circular Economy
Highways England, United Kingdom

AECOM developed a circular economy routemap and supply chain risk framework for the government-owned company responsible for maintaining and improving England’s major roads.

Our Work and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

2016 marked the first anniversary of the United Nations SDGs. This section offers case studies on projects that reflect each of the SDGs and our involvement in them.


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Corporate Responsibility (CR)

AECOM’s CR platform — Blueprint for a Better World — captures our unique
CR mission:

To deliver access to safe and secure infrastructure to those who need it most, to create opportunity for the leaders of tomorrow and to protect our planet so that, together, we can realize our dream of a better world.


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Environmental Sustainability

Commitments in our Safety, Health and Environment Policy help guide our efforts in pollution prevention, resource conservation and lead in
environmental sustainability.


GHG Emissions

We aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from our operations. Major sources that we measure include direct emissions from fleet vehicles and heavy equipment and indirect emissions from facilities.


2016 Highlights

Our oil and gas construction operations added 20 new excavators, which use 15-20% less fuel than existing models. Office consolidations in the United States resulted in a 332,000-square-foot reduction in floor space.


We aim to make our offices and project sites safe, comfortable and representative of the communities in which we live and work.


Safety, Health and Environment

At AECOM, we make safety part of everything we do. AECOM employees made over 345,000 observations through online reporting systems and other sources. AECOM’s latest Safety Report provides more information on this achievement and others.


Inclusion + Diversity

We strive to foster an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotion.


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Work-Life Balance + Career Growth

We encourage and assist employees to achieve a work-life balance that is right for them, no matter their age or stage in life. Our employees are supported by a range of policies and benefits, which help ensure they have time and energy for their personal priorities.



In pursuing growth, we are committed to conducting our business in an ethically sound and sustainable way.


Ethics + Compliance

Our actions are guided by the AECOM Code of Conduct, which establishes our professional, ethical, financial and social values. The Code informs our actions and helps us make the right decisions when conducting our business worldwide.


Sustainable Procurement

Our commitment to sustainable procurement drives us to work with our diverse network of suppliers to make a positive impact across the broad range of global markets.


Supplier Diversity

We believe that small and diverse businesses bring innovation and expertise that can strengthen the services we deliver for our clients. This commitment is reflected in our Supplier Diversity Commitment Statement, signed by our Chairman and CEO Mike Burke.


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Download AECOM’s past sustainability reports:

2015: Delivering impactful solutions

2014: No report published*

2013: Managing complexity, building better lives.

2012: Complex problems. Integrated solutions.

2011: Create. Enhance. Sustain.







*Due to the acquisition of URS and Hunt Construction in 2014