The report, titled “Managing complexity, building better lives,” takes a closer look at how AECOM’s sustainability approach is continually evolving to build better lives.
“By focusing on delivering excellence in everything we do, we create innovative solutions that help our clients and the world at large achieve short- and long-term goals in the most sustainable ways possible,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM president and chief executive officer. “The work we do as a company, coupled with our corporate social responsibility efforts, provides us with the privilege of touching the lives of millions of people every day.”
The sustainability report highlights some of AECOM’s 2013 accomplishments, including:
- AECOM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. The company also made the ranking for 2014, marking its fourth-consecutive year on the list.
- AECOM’s 2013 employee and company donations to charitable and philanthropic organizations globally totaled more than US$5.1 million.
- The company launched its “Safety for Life” program, which helped AECOM reduce its total recordable injury rate by 22 percent.
- Every office in North America transitioned to a new printing program and 30-percent recycled paper, which uses a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process. During fiscal year 2013, we used 758 tons of recycled bond paper — reflecting savings of approximately 12,000 pounds of waterborne waste, 1.8 million gallons of wastewater, and 390,000 pounds of greenhouse gas.
The report also features some of the many projects that reflect the company’s commitment to sustainability — from designing the first laboratory complex in Britain with a sustainability rating of “BREEAM Outstanding” to designing Australia’s Townsville Port Access Road, which aims to support significant regional economic development over the next 20 to 25 years.
“Every year, we develop a more robust report covering more of the issues that are important to our clients,” said AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, vice president and chief sustainability officer. “As these reports emerge more clearly as a guidance tool across our firm, we work diligently toward our goal to become the best company in our industry to deliver sustainable outcomes to clients.”
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and had revenue of $8.0 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at live-aecom.pantheonsite.io.
Source: AECOM Technology Corporation
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