SBTi Approves AECOM's Ambitious Emissions Reduction Targets

Published 5-3-2020

Leading global infrastructure firm AECOM has set ambitious targets for reducing emissions to combat climate change. These targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in April of 2020. At the time of approval, AECOM was the first and only US-based company in the engineering and construction sector to have set approved targets. Designed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, these targets include a 20 percent reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions and a 10 percent reduction in supply chain emissions by 2025 from the firm’s 2018 baseline.

AECOM will work closely with its most significant suppliers on the following measures:

  • Phasing out inefficient fleet vehicles.
  • Pursuing vehicle emissions reduction technology options.
  • Right-sizing the company's real estate portfolio.
  • Focusing on office energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Working with suppliers to identify emissions hotspots and setting science-based targets.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature to define and promote best practice in science-based target setting, and to independently assess companies’ targets.

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