• Achieve operational net-zero carbon emissions by the end of 2021 and science-based net-zero by 2030
• Introduce ScopeX™ to reduce carbon through design on all major projects
LOS ANGELES (April 26, 2021) — AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today announced the launch of Sustainable Legacies, its strategy for reaching ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives. This strategy integrates four key pillars that will embed sustainable development and resilience across the company’s work, improve social outcomes for communities, achieve net-zero carbon emissions and enhance governance.
“As leaders of our industry, we have a responsibility to embed ESG principles into everything we do and partner with our clients and communities to advise on their efforts to advance complex, multi-decade sustainability initiatives,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer. “With nearly 50,000 talented engineers, scientists, architects, consultants, program and construction managers, along with our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team, we are energized by the impact of our work and how we can contribute positively to society and the planet. We believe infrastructure creates opportunities for everyone, and directly integrating ESG principles with our technical excellence and capabilities puts us in the best position to deliver sustainable legacies for a better world.”
“Our clients have new, evolving priorities focused on sustainability and delivering social impact through their projects and services, and AECOM stands out as the company that can best advise and execute for them,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “By developing our strategy with a focus on advancing our ESG objectives and supported by the strength of our technical excellence, global collaboration and local engagement, we will continue to drive innovation in our industry while leaving long-lasting impacts on the communities we serve and the planet as a whole.”
Key Pillars of AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies Strategy
- Achieve net-zero carbon emissions: While developing and implementing best practices and achievable goals for its clients, AECOM has furthered its own carbon emissions goals by ensuring that the company will be operationally net-zero by the end of 2021. It has also committed to reach science-based net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 through the following actions:
- Setting new 1.5°C-aligned emissions reduction targets.
- Decarbonizing fleet vehicles and switching to renewable energy tariffs.
- Partnering with its suppliers to decarbonize and including carbon considerations into its procurement processes.
- Implementing a 50% reduction in business travel.
- Creating projects centered around using nature-based solutions to offset residual carbon.
Reflecting AECOM’s commitment to advancing its ESG initiatives, in the fiscal second quarter the company executed an amendment to its existing senior secured credit facilities that includes incentives linked to achieving certain sustainability, and diversity and inclusion goals.
For more information on how AECOM is delivering Sustainable Legacies, please visit www.aecom.com/sustainable-legacies.
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