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AECOM earns Equality 100 Award on 2023 Corporate Equality Index

AECOM earns Equality 100 Award on 2023 Corporate Equality Index

 December 05, 2023

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Looking to join a company that values workplace inclusion? AECOM could be the employer for you. 

AECOM is recognized with the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

"Our commitment to creating an equitable, inclusive culture for #LGBTQ+ team members and all our people is critical to our success," commented AECOM.

Celebrating diversity of perspectives and ideas

The CEI is a benchmarking survey and report for the United States businesses, measuring policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Receiving a top score of 100 puts AECOM among the top-ranked firms within its industry for a sixth consecutive year.

“Our continued recognition from the HRC Foundation is an important reflection of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and I’m proud that we are home to the best talent in the industry,” said AECOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Troy Rudd. “We have prioritized creating a respectful, inclusive culture that celebrates diversity of perspectives and ideas, which is what ultimately contributes to delivering better outcomes for our clients and making a positive impact on our communities.”

A culture of equity, diversity and inclusion

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 through employee resource groups and regional ED&I opportunities, offering family-friendly benefit policies, building leadership accountability, and expanding recruitment efforts to ensure a workforce reflective of the communities it serves.

“Investing in our people is a core pillar of our Think and Act Globally strategy, and we remain dedicated to promoting a strong culture of equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our organization,” said Shirley Adams, AECOM’s chief human resources officer. “Being recognized by the HRC Foundation for a sixth year is a testament to our values and underscores our efforts to nurture a workplace where everyone is included and has the opportunity to prosper.”

Forging transformational change

The HRC Foundation is committed to keeping the criteria for the CEI rigorous, fair and transparent. Employers earning top scores took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices. The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

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

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice.

AECOM in an inclusive employer 

Working within a diverse and inclusive culture can cultivate deep feelings of empowerment. 

Learn more about many career opportunities with AECOM.


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