"His name is Sunil, 34 years old and originally from the rural Andhra Prakesh region east of Bangalore, [India,]" writes Chris Austin-Berry, project manager based in AECOM’s Christchurch, New Zealand, office. "Born to farming parents, he moved to the city with his wife and children in search of better working opportunities, a common story among slum residents.
Home to more than 2.8 million residents, Long Island, New York, is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. As a prime example of partnering across the public and private sectors, AECOM was the lead consultant to the consortium of Long Island counties, towns and organizations that helped develop the Cleaner Greener Long Island Regional Sustainability plan.
In addition to helping the consortium quantify strategies and test results in advance for better decision-making, AECOM provided technical experience using the company’s climate action planning toolkit.
LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that it led the resilient cities activity stream during the launch of the United Nations’ Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments, or “R!SE”, Initiative.
AECOM strives to be a good corporate citizen by ensuring that its facilities and operations do not pose unreasonable safety or environmental risks. The company recently implemented its "Safety for Life" program coupled with nine “Life-Preserving Principles” that reinforce the importance of safety, health and the environment to both employees and partners.
AECOM, as well as its partners, considers a robust sustainability strategy focused on effective stakeholder engagement to be a fundamental element of the company’s long-term business success.
This is why the firm continuously evaluates its sustainability framework via interviews, workshops, surveys and public participation meetings to ensure that its projects, as well as its economic, social and environmental efforts best serve its direct and indirect stakeholders.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
According to AECOM Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Lawrence, the unfortunate passing of Maya Angelou, the United Nations Economic and Social Council's meeting on sustainable urbanization, and the first conference on inclusive capitalism all share a common thread — revealing the world's pressing need for humility.
"Approximately 1 in 6 city dwellers living in slums across India lacks adequate (or, in some cases, any) access to education, health care, financial stability and products that can mitigate some of the risks associated with slum living," said Rosanna Sanderson, an environmental engineer based in AECOM's Brisbane, Australia, office.
Featured in AECOM's third sustainability report, Gary Lawrence, AECOM's chief sustainability officer, discusses the company's ultimate goal to become the best in its industry to deliver sustainable outcomes to clients around the globe.
Learn more about AECOM's progress and long-term goals in the company's 2013 global sustainability report titled "Managing complexity, building better lives."