AECOM partners with leading initiatives that aim find more sustainable solutions to the complexities of global challenges. We feel that by aligning our business values and company purpose with our initiatives, the people and communities that we serve will receive the greatest benefit.
UN Global Compact
A signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2012, AECOM is committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company. The UN Global Compact works with business to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets.
Engineers without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) helps create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing people’s basic human needs — providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and education.
Through the implementation of pro-bono engineering projects, EWB partners with underserved communities to implement sustainable engineering projects such as potable water systems, sanitation systems, dams, roads and bridges, and energy systems. They also provide community capacity-building activities such as training to empower local residents to maintain projects and engage them in the development of future projects benefiting their communities.
AECOM partners with EWB in helping to advance its mission. We offer several support options to our employees, including: a) membership promotion and participation throughout the organization; b) financial support to participating staff to cover personal travel expenses associated with EWB trips; c) support of EWB activities by providing access to company facilities and other resources; and d) access to a vast network of technical expertise.
Water for People
Water For People is a non-profit organization that brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable and safe water systems. AECOM has raised more than US$500,000 for the organization since 2011, with more than 90 percent of the funds collected through a payroll deduction program in Canada and the United States, with the remaining money coming from company fundraising initiatives.