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AECOM is named as one the Worlds Most Ethical Company

AECOM is named as one the World's Most Ethical Company

 March 28, 2023

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AECOM is recognized by Ethisphere as one of its 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

This marks the seventh year AECOM that as received this recognition, which honors the company’s commitment to prioritizing ethics and integrity.

A global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, Ethisphere has recognized 135 honorees spanning 19 countries and 46 industries on its 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.

Realizing its purpose of delivering a better world

“A commitment to ethics and integrity is at the core of our success leading the industry and realizing our purpose of delivering a better world,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM Chief Executive Officer. “We’re proud of cultivating a culture in which ethics and compliance guide all our actions not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it safeguards our people and ensures that the work we deliver for our clients globally makes a lasting and positive impact.”

“Ethics matters. Organizations that commit to business integrity through robust programs and practices not only elevate standards and expectations for all, but also have better long-term performance,” said Ethisphere CEO, Erica Salmon Byrne. “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to making real impact for their stakeholders and displaying exemplary values-based leadership. Congratulations to AECOM for earning a place in the World’s Most Ethical Companies community.”

A workplace culture rooted in equity, diversity and inclusion

AECOM upholds a robust Ethics & Compliance program. In 2022, all the company’s 50,000 employees worldwide achieved 100 per cent compliance with its annual Code of Conduct training.

The company’s Culture of Caring and Safety for Life program proactively and aggressively identifies, manages and eliminates hazards. This exceptional culture is rooted in equity, diversity and inclusion, with the Company setting global and regional diversity targets and driving leadership accountability and advocacy through ongoing specific targets and metrics in annual goals.

“We know from experience that good ethics is good business. Whether we’re advising our clients on compliance and governance, embedding equity into our work, or cultivating a safe, inclusive workplace, we understand that leading with ethics delivers successful outcomes,” said David Gan, AECOM's Chief Legal Officer. “Our Sustainable Legacies strategy is key to driving this ethical culture. Rooted in serving our people, clients and communities with integrity, it has enabled us to set standards for ethics across our industry.”

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives that support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

AECOM is an ethical employer 

AECOM maintains a culture where ethics, compliance and values-based leadership guide its actions.

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