Press Release

February 19, 2015

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the first time in its history.


From an annual survey conducted by Fortune and global management consulting firm Hay Group, top executives, directors and financial analysts identify the companies with the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.

According to Fortune, the World’s Most Admired Companies list is considered to be the definitive report card on corporate reputation. The companies featured on the list represent “the pinnacle of excellence” in nine key performance areas:

  • Ability to attract and retain talented people
  • Quality of management
  • Social responsibility to the community and the environment
  • Innovativeness
  • Quality of products or services
  • Wise use of corporate assets
  • Financial soundness
  • Long-term investment value
  • Effectiveness in doing business globally

“Our debut on the 2015 list is a significant accomplishment that recognizes our progress in the nine key performance areas measured by the survey,” said AECOM Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Burke. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees around the world, who activate our vision and purpose every day.”

The World’s Most Admired Companies list can be found on the Fortune website. The list will also appear in the magazine’s February 23, 2015, print edition. For more information on how the rankings are determined, you can view the full methodology on the Hay Group website.


AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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Source: AECOM

Ed Mayer

Vice President, Corporate Communications