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AECOM creates an empowering workplace culture

 January 31, 2022

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AECOM maintains its perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in the United States.

The CEI is a benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ employees. The perfect score puts AECOM among the top-ranked firms within its industry for a fifth year.

Creating an inclusive environment 

“We are proud to be once again recognized by the HRC Foundation for cultivating a strong culture of empowerment and inclusivity where our people have the opportunity to realize their full potential. By bringing together employees with unique backgrounds and perspectives, our AECOM teams are best positioned to develop innovative solutions for our clients and deliver sustainable legacies for communities around the world," comments Troy Rudd, AECOM’s Chief Executive Officer.

AECOM’s culture of equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) enables it to better anticipate client needs, understand the challenges facing the communities it serves, drive innovation that propels the industry forward and realize its purpose of delivering a better world.

Building a workforce that reflects the communities it serves

AECOM continues to expand understanding and empathy among employees through employee resource groups, ED&I events and celebrations, unconscious bias training, and family-friendly benefit policies. The company prioritizes social equity and impact in every project, building leadership accountability and directing recruitment efforts to ensure a workforce reflective of the communities it serves.

AECOM’s designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality for five consecutive years reflects our deep commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our organization. As a leading employer in our industry, we are dedicated to continue taking steps to foster a workplace environment where our people feel they belong and can thrive,” explains Shirley Adams, AECOM’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

Ensuring greater equity for LGBTQ+ workers 

Employers earning top ratings took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ+ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices. The CEI rating criteria have four key pillars:

  • non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families
  • supporting an inclusive culture
  • corporate social responsibility

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people.

Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice.

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