In doing so, we recognise the impact that our actions can have for people and the world around them. This is why social outcomes – accessibility, inclusion, empowerment, resilience and wellbeing – are at the heart of our purpose. As a business we are committed to responding to the world’s big issues alongside our clients’ needs, in ways that safeguard public welfare and support long-term resilience.
We are free to do so thanks to employee-ownership: being wholly owned by our staff means we have the autonomy to advise what is genuinely best for our clients and society. Our position papers set out the big issues as we see them, and the actions we are taking.
Delivering social outcomes
In the face of widening social inequality, we are committed to supporting inclusion, accessibility, empowerment, resilience and wellbeing for all people, taking particular care for the most vulnerable – those with more limited financial, physical, political or social means. Read our position and commitments on delivering social outcomes.
Net-zero carbon emissions
Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humanity. The science is clear on the imperative to halt greenhouse gas emissions, in order to prevent a severely harmful rise in the average global temperature. We are already carbon neutral ourselves, and are committed to working with our clients to transition their projects and operations to a net-zero future. Read our position and commitments on net-zero.
Living with the impacts of climate change
The locked-in effects of past and present carbon emissions mean that, even if emissions were halted immediately, the global climate would continue to change for decades to come, bringing increasingly extreme weather and sea level rise. That is why we are committed to advancing adaptation to limit the physical, environmental, social and economic impacts. Read our position and commitments on living with climate change.
Digitalisation is making people, places, assets and services more interconnected, while data is rapidly growing in value for understanding, managing and enhancing the performance of social and economic infrastructure. We are committed to harnessing the power of digital to drive efficiency, make better decisions, imagine system-based solutions and achieve better outcomes for our clients and society. Read our position and commitments on digital innovation.