Premier infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in their industry. This is the seventh consecutive year that the company has been recognised on the list.
“Leading Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list in our industry highlights our employees’ ongoing dedication, resiliency and innovation in delivering transformative solutions, especially amid the uncertainties of the past year,” comments AECOM CEO Troy Rudd. “Behind our Think and Act Globally strategy, our professionals deliver exceptional quality services and technical expertise for our clients, building on our strong financial performance and creating value for all our stakeholders.”
Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, last year AECOM continued to deliver to their clients, employees, communities and stockholders, resulting in a strong financial performance that exceeded guidance on nearly every key financial metric. AECOM’s teams mobilised quickly and safely to lead the industry in disaster response and developed innovative digital consulting solutions that continues to increase engagement and streamline processes critical to economic and social recovery.
AECOM’s multidisciplinary approach makes them unique on the continent, ranging from cost management to quantity surveying, engineering and environmental services. “Adding value to clients by providing them with the necessary solutions to navigate the current crisis has never been more critical,” stresses AECOM Africa MD Darrin Green.
Significant investment in digital innovation and remote working is enhancing AECOM’s flexibility and adaptability. This includes bespoke tools such as AECOM’s Environmental Engagement platform to streamline environmental documentation and stakeholder engagement. Their Virtual Public Consultation Tool enables virtual community engagement in an interactive online platform.
Together, these solutions provide powerful support to clients managing existing and future projects through the key planning and approval gates. “The end result is a much better understanding of what projects will go forward and where we need to relook at projects in terms of either budgetary constraints or different drivers due to the pandemic,” comments Green.
Additionally, as a leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) firm, AECOM last year continued to partner with clients in advancing sustainable solutions, set their own Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), approved emissions reductions targets and launched the Thrive with AECOM initiative to further their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Fortune collaborated with management consulting company Korn Ferry on the survey of corporate reputations. The survey determined the best-regarded companies by asking executives, directors and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria; from investment value and quality of management and products, to social responsibility and the ability to attract talent.
The complete World’s Most Admired Companies list and details on the methodology can be found on the Fortune website at https://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/.