AECOM receives a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index


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AECOM named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

AECOM named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

 June 15, 2021

AECOM has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the United States. 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.

“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,” says 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.”


Ensuring greater equity for LGBTQ workers and families 

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. HRC's 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; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility.

Realizing purpose of delivering a better world

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,” adds 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.”

Ensuring equal opportunities in all areas of employment 

AECOM is dedicated to fostering an environment free of discrimination, harassment and ensuring equal opportunities in all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotion. Inclusion and diversity is embedded in AECOM’s core values and is a key driver of its success.

To empower those in our industry to thrive, AECOM focuses on four key areas to drive greater equity, diversity and inclusion within AECOM and beyond:

  • Building Diverse Talent
  • Expanding Understanding
  • Enriching Communities
  • Thinking Without Limits

Forge a successful career with an inclusive company

To tackle the world’s most complex challenges, AECOM attracts, hires, and develops talented people of all backgrounds, and ensures inclusivity and fairness in its sourcing, interview and hiring processes.

Search open job positions at AECOM.

 

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