We've developed an enterprise framework to assess ESG risk which we are using to determine which projects we work on. We're increasing awareness and accountability in our own business and incorporating ESG-related targets in our CEO and officer compensation.
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These key commitments will ladder up towards achieving our bigger ESG goals and our broader aim of delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come.
Implemented global ESG risk framework in April 2021 and updated it post-COP26.
To ensure the work we do aligns with our Sustainable Legacies strategy we implemented a comprehensive global ESG risk framework in April 2021. This risk framework was also refreshed after COP26 to ensure it is also fully aligned with agreed objectives from this key global conference. We continue to review our ESG-related risk framework and develop recommendations for respective updates – including how we can better support clients transition away from fossil fuels.
1. To leverage our enterprise framework to continually assess ESG risk in potential projects and evaluate the framework to ensure ongoing alignment with best practices
Sustainability-linked financing and ESG-related KPIs in CEO and officer compensation.
We have made sure to incorporate ESG-related key performance indicators (KPIs) into our CEO and officer compensation this year, as well as completing a sustainability-linked financing amendment in February 2021, to make sure that sustainability performance is built into our financial metrics.
2. To drive leadership accountability and advocacy through ongoing specific ESG goals / metrics in annual goals
Achieved 100 percent training compliance in FY’22
Reflecting the fourth consecutive year of 100 percent compliance, we set even more ambitious training compliance goals, which now include four new ESG-relevant training modules.
3. To ensure strong employee engagement through 100% compliance of required ethics, compliance, safety and ESG specific training programs
Published AECOM’s first global ESG Report in November 2022.
Our second global ESG Report was released in November 2022, incorporating Sustainability Accounting Standards Board [SASB] and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures [TCFD]) disclosures. We expect to expand and enhance these over time as we further advance our Sustainable Legacies strategy.