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AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent, normalized by revenue, across its global operations by 2020, starting from a baseline year in 2015. To achieve this goal, the company will focus on its largest sources of emissions: fleet vehicle fuel, purchased electricity and heating/cooling for offices.
The established target follows AECOM's commitment along with other industry leaders at a White House roundtable in 2015 to collectively reduce GHG emissions by 5 million metric tons between 2008 and 2020. The transition to less-carbon intensive operations is consistent with the company's commitment to transform communities, improve lives and build a better world.
"Our company is built around the power of connected expertise and collaboration to reimagine and create new potential for built and natural environments," said Michael S. Burke, AECOM's chairman and chief executive officer. "Together, we strive to make a lasting and positive impact on society and the environment that will make a difference for future generations."
The effort to better manage the company's carbon footprint is one of the key highlights detailed in AECOM's recently released 2015 Sustainability Report.
Featured projects that represent AECOM's work with clients and partners, from the around the world, that are delivering transformative and sustainable outcomes, include:
"This target helps AECOM measure our progress managing our carbon footprint. Together with other leading companies, we recognize the business opportunity connected with this global effort," said Josh Sawislak, AECOM's global director of resilience. "This is more than just being a good corporate citizen. It's smart business to reduce our costs and position us for a sustainable future environmentally and financially."
About AECOM AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $18 billion during fiscal year 2015. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and@AECOM.