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AECOM announces plan for greenhouse gas emission cuts at meeting with U.S. President Obama

March 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


AECOM, the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, has announced that it plans to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations.

The announcement came at a meeting AECOM attended with U.S. President Obama, administration officials and other large government suppliers at the Department of Energy headquarters on March 19 to discuss the business and environmental benefits of GHG-reduction targets. Just prior to the meeting, President Obama introduced an executive order to cut federal government GHG emissions 40 percent over the next decade, saving taxpayers up to US$18 billion in avoided energy costs, according to a White House statement.

“We’re proud to advance this effort in the private sector,” said Gary Lawrence, the company’s vice president and chief sustainability officer. “This commitment to further reduce our emissions goes hand in hand with our ongoing client work, from designing and building high-performance buildings, to energy savings performance contracting, to climate change mitigation plans.”

AECOM will report progress toward its reduction targets, and the strategies employed will be reported in its annual enterprise sustainability report each year starting in 2016. Given the nature of AECOM’s business, the firm will report on GHG issues related to the energy consumed (conditioning, water and waste) in the spaces it occupies — in conjunction with its landlords — as well as in areas related to travel and other business activities.


AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue.Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

Ed Mayer, 732-564-3380
Vice President, Corporate Communications