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.

See how we’re helping our clients reach their targets with a full suite of decarbonization capabilities, from strategy to stakeholder engagement.
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Net zero and decarbonization

Every decision. Every day. Decarbonization and the path to net zero are deeply embedded in everything we do - and we support governments and organizations in realizing their own ambitions, too.

Finding and navigating the pathway to decarbonization is complex, but we deliver the expertise and insight it takes to find a clear way forward. We turn ambitious targets into actionable next steps, so we can all play a part in delivering a better world.

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organizations including AECOM are working with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce emissions in-line with climate science.

(Source: UN)

Knowledge to fuel your transformation

Our ScopeX™ approach to decarbonization encompasses all our capabilities, expertise and experience across infrastructure and buildings. This includes strategic planning, energy-efficient design, project development, generation and storage, stakeholder engagement and financing.

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.

Our ScopeX approach to net zero

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 in house.

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.

Your team of decarbonization specialists

We work with governments and organizations to deliver:

  • Active travel strategies and infrastructure design (inclusive and healthy streets)
  • Carbon markets strategy
  • Emissions modelling (air, noise, light, GHG)
  • Portfolio-wide GHG baseline and target setting
  • High performance building design and services
  • Transportation net zero / decarbonization strategy
  • Charging schemes
  • Embodied carbon analysis and alternatives selection
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy master planning
  • Infrastructure decarbonization
  • Natural climate solutions
  • Portfolio decarbonization strategy, auditing and benchmarking
  • Travel behaviour change initiatives
  • Travel demand management
  • Carbon neutrality planning and target setting
  • Natural capital accounting

They [AECOM] are very knowledgeable about our business, industry and the landscape. They have provided insight to help us make the best strategic decisions possible. They are absolutely our trusted advisors and we continue to expand our work with them as a result.

Tate & Lyle, Global

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Net zero and decarbonization in action

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