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AECOM is accredited for its Equity, Diversity & Inclusion achievements

AECOM is accredited for its Equity, Diversity & Inclusion achievements

 August 07, 2023

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A diverse and inclusive workplace is one where everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the business, feels equally involved and supported in all the areas of their work. And working for an employer that consistently places great emphasis on ensuring an inclusive workplace, can certainly prove very rewarding.

One employer that's very well-known for its consistent and tenacious commitment to inclusion is AECOM.    

AECOM's commitment to ED&I is evident and as such its Europe and India teams recently achieved Silver level Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) accreditation from The Clear Company.

AECOM's commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion enables the company to better anticipate its clients’ needs, understand the challenges facing the communities they serve, drive innovation that propels its industry forward, and realise its purpose of delivering a better world.

Finding and retaining the best diverse talent

AECOM's Head of ED&I (Europe and India), Rachel Billington [pictured below] commented: "I'm thrilled that AECOM has been awarded the Silver level Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Clear Assured accreditation from The Clear Company. I am very proud of our relentless efforts in growing our maturity in ED&I. To achieve this accreditation we've introduced several positive changes from finding and retaining the best diverse talent, to improving our policies and procedures such as: 

  • Ensuring all job adverts include a commitment to flexible working, promoting work-life balance.  
  • Training our recruitment team and hiring managers on inclusive shortlisting and bias to ensure a level playing field for all candidates.  
  • Through our Employee Resource Groups, improving our understanding of the lived experiences of our people including the launch of our new Beyond Abilities group.  

Special thanks to our colleagues across HR, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and the wider business who all helped make this happen."

AECOM Rachel Billington

Best practice accreditation for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

AECOM Europe & India CEO, Colin Wood [pictured below] said: "I’m really pleased to share that AECOM has been awarded Silver level Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Clear Assured accreditation from The Clear Company.

It means that:                                                                        

  • Our ED&I work is best practice.
  • Our leadership is engaged and committed to reaching our ED&I objectives.
  • Our ED&I strategy is being embedded across the business, including how we recruit and retain our talented workforce.

Some of the changes we have introduced include diverse interview panels, inclusive leadership training and we have launched our returners programme. I’m hugely proud of the team for the work they’ve done to grow our maturity and credibility in ED&I since we started our journey with The Clear Company."

AECOM Colin Wood

Continuing to embed positive change at AECOM

AECOM's Wellbeing and Functions Lead for Europe & India, Claire Wilkinson, who led the project team to achieve the silver accreditation, says AECOM are now setting their sights on Clear’s Gold accreditation to continue embedding positive ED&I change at AECOM.

AECOM Claire Wilkinson

Long-term, constructive change across the employee lifecycle

Providing the ED&I accreditation, the Clear Company is an award-winning DEI consultancy providing expertise via audit, learning interventions and innovative solution such as Clear Assured.  Clear Assured is a subscription-based platform and recognised accreditation that measures progress against all areas of DEI – designed to help organisations have access to best practice and advance their inclusion goals.  It enables organisational transformation through expert insight and action, driving long-term, constructive change across the employee lifecycle and beyond. Their team of experts, with diverse lived experiences, delivers impactful results.

An inclusive experience for all employees

The Silver Standard level is awarded to businesses that demonstrate that Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are reflected across all policies and processes and incorporated into everyday activity. It reflects their commitment to continuously improve and create an inclusive experience for all employees embedded not only into day-to-day operations but owned at a strategic level with long term objectives and measurement in place.

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