AECOM is committed to supporting Indigenous communities through the work we do and the role we play as a global infrastructure leader. This commitment includes respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples, governments, businesses and lands.
Our industry-leading global Indigenous engagement practice, which is led by Indigenous practitioners, prioritizes honest collaboration and meaningful participation. In order to pursue meaningful participation and community inclusion, it is important to engage with all who make up a whole community to ensure voices are heard and a community is fully represented. Our unwavering commitment to environmental, social and governance principles is embedded in everything we do.
We acknowledge and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples as defined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, their unique connection to the land and water and the role reconciliation plays in building strong relationships. We believe in the importance of learning from Indigenous Peoples while creating equitable opportunities for everyone.
AECOM is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our workforce, our supply chain and through all stages of our project delivery. We actively engage with Indigenous communities for employment recruiting as well as teaming and subcontracting opportunities, and partner closely with Indigenous Peoples and their governments to advance our shared values in delivering a better world for generations to come. Our passionate experts demonstrate their dedication to STEM education and professional development through formalized internship and mentoring programs, as well as local education outreach initiatives. Representative programs include:
- CareerTrackers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Internship Program: Australia
- Tupu Toa Māori and Pacific Internship Program: New Zealand
- Indigenous Blooming New Graduate Program: Canada
Our Indigenous engagement practice connects experts across the globe to deliver innovative, integrated solutions in all our key markets, ensuring positive, impactful and sustainable legacies for our communities, our planet and our company.