Our ESG Services

It’s more important than ever for organisations to adopt environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) commitments, and take action to deliver a better world. We’re here to partner with you at every stage, from concept to design and delivery.

Our Strategy

With ESG principles embedded into everything we do, the goal of our Sustainable Legacies strategy is straightforward: to ensure that the way we run our business, and the work we do in partnership with our clients, leaves a positive, lasting impact for communities and our planet.

ScopeX directly contributes to two of our four Sustainable Legacies pillars. The first pillar, embed sustainable development and resilience across our work, requires that we apply these concepts universally, across the breadth of our projects. The second pillar, achieving net zero emissions, applies both to our internal operations as well as to how we engage and support our clients to achieve their own net zero targets.

carbon reduction for major planning, design, construction, and operation & maintenance projects
Our target

ScopeX™ is AECOM's approach to solving for carbon. In partnership with you, we find opportunities to influence carbon emissions in all our projects. ScopeX is a way of systematizing the methods, workflows and technologies needed to enable decarbonization of the projects we work on.

Embed decarbonization into everything we do

Our long term objective:

We're cutting both our own carbon impact and helping our clients achieve net zero through strategies, services and solutions that reduce operational and embodied carbon now and in the future.


Incorporating an ESG action plan for reducing carbon impact by at least 50% on all major projects.

Achieve operational net zero in 2021

Continuing to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions inline with 1.5C global warming then offsetting the reminder.

Targets to help us achieve

Science based net zero by 2040

Vehicles and energy

60% reduction in vehicle emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030

Business travel and supply chain

50% reduction in business travel and supply chain emissions (Scope 3) by 2030

Total emissions

90% reduction in total emissions by 2040


Offsetting residual carbon through creating our own nature based solutions

How it works: the ScopeX approach

Using the ScopeX framework, we bring our skills and experience with carbon reduction together with digital tools and data to reduce emissions in each phase of an asset’s lifecycle — from planning to asset management and decommissioning.

Step 1: Conversations

The foundation of ScopeX is understanding your carbon reduction commitments, challenges, and aspirations. We are ready to meet you wherever you are on your decarbonization journey and design solutions around your project needs.

Step 2: Identifying carbon reduction opportunities and methods

After initial engagement, our team will work with you to understand the baseline carbon footprint of the project. Once we understand where the opportunities are, our teams will review methods that best reach your goals, such as carbon modelling and analysis, alternative design methods, low carbon material specification and efficient and renewable energy sources.

Step 3: Leverage data and technology

We leverage data from external and internal sources to support the solution development. This includes industry-leading global emissions data from verified sources as well as a proven decarbonization strategies across a wide variety of assets and geographic locations collected from our projects. We use technology to enable decarbonization methods and connect with data. These include industry standard carbon accounting tools and custom carbon modelling and planning tools developed by AECOM.

Step 4: Implement decarbonization solution

ScopeX is client focused, process driven and enabled by digital tools. Pairing our technical expertise and data sources with appropriate digital solutions, we confirm the right decarbonization approach and execute the project. Once the project is complete, we record the knowledge and results back in to the ScopeX platform to continuously improve and expand our service delivery.

A holistic view of our approach
Decarbonizing to deliver a better world

Decarbonizing the built environment and supporting our clients to achieve their net zero agendas, we're improving the cities and communities we serve, delivering a better world.

Whether it is supporting the development of your carbon strategy or implementing reductions to your Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, the ScopeX approach considers materials, site locations, logistics, construction methods and energy sources to reduce both the embodied and operational carbon footprint of the project.

ScopeX includes evolving digital solutions informed by the ongoing collection and analysis of client and project data, allowing us to refine our decarbonization capabilities over time and optimize carbon reduction.

ScopeX™ for your organisation

Interested in finding out more about how our ScopeX™ approach could help you reach your carbon goals?