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WSP launch Growth Strategy to create an enduring legacy

WSP launch Growth Strategy to create an enduring legacy

 April 05, 2022

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WSP launches its UK Growth Strategy as part of its Global Strategic Action Plan, outlining opportunities for its people to work on fantastic projects and push ingenuity forward to become Future Ready together.

Long-term vision to be the industry leader

WSP’s long-term vision sets an ambitious destination for WSP to become the undisputed leader in its industry and to create an enduring legacy of greater impact.

“The first step in our journey, our 2022-2024 Global Strategic Action Plan, will help chart our course and make considerable progress on our way to becoming the undisputed leader in the industry,"  says President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP, Alexandre L'Heureux.

WSP aims to be a change agent by raising up and empowering the diversity of its communities.

They aim to be a diversity advocate by attracting the brightest minds to solve its clients’ most complex challenges.

WSP seeks to be an employer of choice so that professionals, clients, suppliers and shareholders seek them out.  

WSP also aims to be a trusted partner as a positive and bold agent of change in its communities.

The company's 2022-2024 Global Strategic Action Plan sets the course for the continued evolution of the company's foundational pillars (People & Culture, Clients, Operational Excellence and Expertise) to support profitable growth, drive technical excellence and innovation, and deliver exceptional value to WSP clients.

People and culture: Fostering ingenuity 

WSP’s success relies on the ingenuity and expertise of its professionals. To that end, WSP is committed to making significant efforts to provide its more than 55,000 people with a newly imagined best-in-class inclusive work environment, aimed at empowering them to deliver on their full potential. Additionally, WSP will provide an employee experience that attracts and retains the best professionals and will seek and promote talent through its commitment to broad recruitment and development programs that address under-represented groups in the industry.

WSP's core pillars of People and Culture are: 

  • Create a fulfilling and inclusive environment for its people
  • Invest in career and professional development 
  • Leverage collective talent to debate ideas and mobilize delivery to clients 

Leading by example

WSP intends to make significant progress towards achieving its previously announced science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, which will contribute to WSP's commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2040. WSP will also strive to grow its clean revenues to more than half of its business and remain steadfast in its commitment to working safely and with integrity.

“With our Future Ready® approach, we are more committed than ever before to leading the world’s green transition. Against this backdrop, we have given careful thought to who we are as an organization and the role we play in creating a brighter future. As we advance toward a more sustainable world, we recognize that exiting certain sectors or industries might seem like the right thing to do. However, leaving the field altogether will not help us transition to a better future,” states Alexandre L’Heureux. “Real change comes from assisting clients who share our goal of moving swiftly towards an equitable, inclusive, and net zero world. To that end, we will focus on projects that are consistent with that journey, or more fundamentally, with what we stand for.”

Expertise: Leading through technical excellence and innovation

WSP aims to continue to drive growth and expand in new areas by facilitating greater connections across borders and harnessing the wide-ranging and diverse brainpower of WSP professionals, while continuing to drive technical excellence in every discipline. With the rapid advancement of technology, WSP will also increase its focus on both the provision of digital solutions for clients and advanced tools for employees.

As a result of this continued diversification, WSP’s industry-leading platform should be stronger, more balanced, and resilient, ready to help its clients succeed in a changing world.

Clients: Elevating the standard in client expertise

WSP continues to bring complete technical, advisory, and digital capabilities to tackle its clients’ needs. Additionally, the Future Ready® approach WSP has honed will continue to provide a collaborative and forward-thinking model for innovative problem-solving. 

Operational excellence: Driving leading performance and efficiency through transformation

WSP is working to simplify and streamline systems and approaches, leveraging scale to create commonality across the business and driving elevated client delivery, a world-class employee experience, and greater efficiency, enhanced by additional investments in digital tools and solutions. 

Maintaining a Future Ready mindset

WSP's Future Ready® mindset positions the organization to capitalize on transformational market trends:

  • Shifting work environment and talent expectations
  • Climate resiliency and sustainability 
  • Increasing infrastructure spending
  • Equity and community outcomes
  • Decarbonization of the global economy
  • Evolving geopolitical reality
  • Technology and digitalization

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