GERMANTOWN, MD (Dec. 10, 2018) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that it has earned the ranking as #1 2019 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program in the U.S. by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned business that supports veterans with employment assistance, entrepreneurial mentoring and education opportunities. “AECOM values and remains deeply committed to fostering diversity throughout our business,” said John Vollmer, AECOM’s president of its Management Services group. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious recognition from VIQTORY. Veteran-owned businesses are a vital part of our supplier diversity program, and we’re proud to empower veterans in every way that we can.”
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the U.S. military community. AECOM has ranked as a Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer for 13 consecutive years and a Military Friendly® Spouse Employer for six consecutive years. These rankings, combined with the new ranking as the nation’s top Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program, have elevated the firm’s status in the overall listing as a 2019 Top 10 Military Friendly® Company nationwide.
AECOM has a long-standing commitment to supporting those who serve as well as those who have returned to civilian life. As part of this commitment, the company partners with organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Semper Fi Fund, American Corporate Partners, the Officers’ Association, the Career Transition Partnership, Yellow Ribbon Fund and America’s Wounded Warfighters, that assist veterans with obtaining the support they need during and after their service.
A major contractor to the U.S. Federal Government, AECOM works with the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and other government agencies, providing cost-effective and innovative solutions to help them achieve mission success. AECOM leverages its global defense, civilian and commercial expertise to deliver services across the entire life cycle for its clients’ most challenging projects – from design, development, construction, acquisition, management and operation, to testing, training, sustainment and environmental management, to closure and decommissioning.
VIQTORY calculated the ratings by evaluating public data about the company, proprietary data gathered through the annual Military Friendly® Companies survey, and personal data from surveys of veterans. Data collected includes goals and outcomes, processes and controls, personnel and infrastructure and supplier support and developments.
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