Our commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to better anticipate our clients’ needs, understand the challenges facing the communities we serve, drive innovation that propels our industry forward and realise our purpose of delivering a better world.
To empower those in our industry to thrive, we’re focused on four key areas to drive greater diversity and inclusion within AECOM and beyond.
To tackle the world’s most complex challenges, we attract, hire, and develop talented people of all backgrounds, and ensure inclusivity and fairness in our sourcing, interview and hiring processes. Through our partnerships with nonprofit organisations and universities, we offer robust internships, graduate development programmes and volunteer opportunities that help give underserved populations access to STEAM education.
To help every employee feel valued and included, we’re creating an inclusive workplace through community-building, training and family-friendly benefit policies. We conduct regular employee surveys and “real talk” discussions to understand our employees’ experiences and provide a forum for deeper understanding and empathy. Our employee resource groups create a sense of belonging and lead community outreach, and strategic mentorships promote ongoing dialogue and heightened awareness.
Fostering diversity and inclusion can’t be done in a silo. By cultivating a workforce that more closely represents our clients and the communities we serve, we are able to better anticipate and respond to their needs. Further, we prioritise the social impact and benefits of diversity and inclusion, factoring in these considerations into every project we pursue and the innovative solutions we deliver.