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AECOM receives perfect score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

AECOM receives perfect score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

 February 01, 2021

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AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the United States.

An ongoing commitment to an inclusive culture

The CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

The perfect score puts AECOM among the top-ranked firms within the engineering and construction sector for a fourth year.

“We’re honored that the HRC Foundation has recognized our ongoing commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where every voice is heard and respected,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s Chief Executive Officer. “I strongly believe that it is all of our employees’ differences that make AECOM better and more innovative, which creates a stronger culture and improved outcomes for our clients.”

A workforce reflective of communities AECOM serves

AECOM’s culture of equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) enables it to better anticipate client needs, understand the challenges facing the communities it serves, drive innovation that propels the industry forward and realize its purpose of delivering a better world.

The company continues to take action by engaging employees globally to understand regional ED&I opportunities, building leadership accountability and expanding recruitment efforts to ensure a workforce reflective of the communities it serves. 

“We’re proud of our continued designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality as a reflection of the work we’ve achieved to advance equity, diversity and inclusion,” said Shirley Adams, AECOM’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Looking ahead, we know there is even more we can do, and I am passionate about creating an environment where our people feel they belong and have the support to realize their full potential.”

A rating based on four key pillars

Employers earning top ratings took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices. The CEI rating criteria have four key pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture
  • Corporate social responsibility

The Human Rights Campaign and Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

The CEI criteria reflect leading policies, benefits and practices for the LGBTQ workforce and their families in the United States.

Work for a company with a commitment to inclusion 

AECOM is a place with opportunity for everyone.

The company is proud to be recognized for the work it has done to advance equity, diversity and inclusion.

If you want to be part of a workplace where all employees feel they belong, search for a job at AECOM.


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