AECOM was a key player in the U.S. launch of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) R!SE (Risk-Sensitive Investments) Initiative, an ambitious, global response to the daunting challenge of addressing climate change adaptation and disaster-risk reduction worldwide. The initiative fosters collaboration between public and private-sector stakeholders who are taking a leadership role on disaster-risk reduction.
In many countries, populations are aging, people are increasingly moving into cities, and there is a growing need to address resource scarcity and the impacts of global climate change. At AECOM, we are continually transforming our approach to project delivery to better address these rapidly changing dynamics and to enhance sustainability.
Check out page 9 of AECOM’s most recent sustainability report to learn more about how we enhance our services to plan for a changing global context.
When, how, and where we build must become a top priority for builders.
Chalk it up to luck, I suppose, but a few weeks back we missed the only real snowstorm to hit our corner of the world this winter because we were traveling elsewhere on business. We received email reports from folks in the neighborhood that our hilly country lane was totally impassible due to ice and wet, deep snow plus plenty of downed trees, and their daily updates indicated that the situation remained unchanged for almost a week.
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it will celebrate Red Cross Month in March and bring a higher level of awareness to its more than 10,000 U.S. employees of the beneficial programs and services that the American Red Cross (ARC) offers.
ATLANTA, December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation announced today it will donate more than $2.4 million to support the volunteer efforts of nine non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on those organizations that specialize in disaster preparedness and response. This year’s volunteerism grants include a $1.2 million award to the Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer services.
WASHINGTON, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As part of National Preparedness Month in September, Disney is expanding its collaboration with the American Red Cross through several joint initiatives to help kids and families prepare for disasters and other emergencies.
PG&E gave a check for $175,000 to the Central Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. It's National Preparedness month. Officials were trying to get the word out to residents to be prepared in case disaster strikes.