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AECOM earns Equality 100 Award on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023 Corporate Equality Index

AECOM receives top score on the HRC Foundation’s assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality for the sixth consecutive year

AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has been recognized with the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is the national benchmarking survey and report for U.S. 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 Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer. “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.”

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.”

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. For more information on this year’s CEI report, visit:

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AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


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