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AECOM named by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the tenth consecutive year

DALLAS (January 31, 2024) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that it has been recognized for the tenth consecutive year on Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

“Celebrating our position as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies is a testament to our talented teams who bring world-class capabilities and unique perspectives to each of our clients,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer. “Thanks to their ingenuity, technical expertise and agility, we continue to extend our industry leadership, provide the best services to our clients, create value for our shareholders and, importantly, realize our purpose of delivering a better world.”  

AECOM accomplished numerous milestones throughout fiscal 2023 through the execution of its Think and Act Globally strategy, including the following highlights:

  • Consistently delivered industry-leading safety performance, prioritizing the safety of its employees in the workplace and investing in their well-being.
  • Further invested in technical excellence and professional development through award-winning learning programs and enhanced Career Paths resources.
  • Met or exceeded target metrics across each of its strategic and financial objectives, with design backlog at record levels at the end of fiscal 2023 and win rates on projects and programs exceeding $25 million exceeding 70%.
  • Achieved near-term 20% gender diversity target for the Company’s leadership team and continued to progress against regional diversity targets while fostering an environment where all voices are respected and valued.
  • Advanced digital delivery through automated and computational design, deploying new products like Program Advance.
  • Solidified its position as the leader in helping clients invest in their energy transition and decarbonization ambitions, with the Company’s advisory practice growing at a double-digit pace.

“We are honored to be named by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the tenth consecutive year, which reflects the unparalleled dedication and innovative spirit of our more than 50,000 global employees,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “By continuing to invest in our people, commit to technical excellence and transform how we work through our leading digital capabilities, we are deepening our relationships with our clients to expand our competitive advantage and make a positive impact in the communities we serve.”

Fortune collaborated with Korn Ferry on this survey of corporate reputations and determined the best-regarded companies by asking executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.

The complete World’s Most Admired Companies list and details on the methodology can be found on the Fortune website.

About AECOM 

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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