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 deliver real-world advice to protect and enhance our shared environment - and help you lead your industry.
Our services

Sustainability and circular economy

New methods to conserve water. Innovative ways to deliver renewable energy. We deliver the real-world advice and solutions you need to protect and enhance the environment.

Our sustainability and circular economy practitioners deliver targeted, relevant strategies to help you drive innovation, build resilience, reduce risk and grow your business sustainably.

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100 percent solar

The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, USA is now 100 per cent powered by solar energy. 700 watts are generated from the roof and the rest at an off-site solar farm 20 miles away.

Adding measurable value

With a flexible, pragmatic approach, we bring industry-leading expertise to every project - regardless of size, value or complexity.

From the foundation of strategic thinking, , we establish and integrate policies–and implement solutions– that create social value and safeguard our shared environment.

Creating a more sustainable future

From building your business case to measuring the impact of your investment, our trusted sustainability practitioners make the next steps clear.

Designing strategies for operations and infrastructure

Working collaboratively, we evaluate potential impacts and outcomes to build a business case for sustainable investment - and get buy-in at the board and operational level.

Planning for action

After defining your current baseline, we’ll identify actions that can drive improvement and monitor your progress against them. With a clear implementation plan informed by robust evidence, we’ll help you set targets and demonstrate progress.

Measuring impact, informing decisions

Using our extensive experience in developing systems and providing assurance, we’ll help you identify the right performance metrics, streamline data management and quantify impact for credible sustainability reporting.

Communicating clearly

Communication is key to lasting change. We’ll help you plan and deliver communications strategies that engage your stakeholders - from investors, board members, regulators and clients to suppliers, consumers and NGOs.

Reporting effectively

Driving high standards of transparency, we produce and peer review sustainability reports and disclosures. This includes benchmarking against peers, indices, award criteria and frameworks including:

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting standard
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting
A single partner for comprehensive support

Our activities around sustainability and the circular economy include:

  • Circular economy and sustainable supply chain strategy
  • Environmental impact assessment / statement
  • Sustainable design
  • Sustainability certification
  • Circular economy, zero waste management
  • Low impact development (LID)
  • Remediation and ecological restoration
  • Sustainable master planning
  • Circular economy, zero waste management
  • Biosolid beneficial reuse
  • Liveable / low-traffic neighbourhoods
  • Nature based remedial solutions
  • Net zero development masterplanning
  • Nutrient recovery
  • PAS 2080 compliant infrastructure design
  • Portfolio sustainability certification strategy
  • Sustainability reporting framework
  • Sustainable transport strategy
  • Sustainable urban mobility plans
Leading you to sustainable certification

We routinely support organizations to meet the demands of sustainability certification.

  • LEED
  • Envision
  • WELL
  • Fitwel
  • Passivehaus
  • Green Star
  • CalGreen
  • ISC

“Through our Sustainable Legacies strategy, we’re committed to making a positive impact. Across our infrastructure solutions, we’re continually improving our operations and capabilities to achieve rigorous sustainability goals - and help our clients and the industry do the same.”

Troy Rudd, CEO, AECOM

Latest thinking on sustainability and circular economy

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Climate and biodiversity COPs: what you need to know for ’23
a bird in a tree with a city bathed in morning sun behind

The conclusion of two COPs at the end of 2022 could easily have passed you by. COP27’s climate focus switched emphasis from further mitigation ambition to resilience and adaptation, while preserving nature and biodiversity was the theme for COP15’s discussions.

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Nature comes under the spotlight. Is your business response prepared?
A forest from above

As the TNFD releases the final draft of their beta framework, we look at how your organization can go beyond disclosures to restore our vital relationship with nature.

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Supporting sustainability in action

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Get the first-hand experience that’s vital to your transformation.

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