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Delivering value to society

We commit to improving the communities and environments in which we operate.

Delivering social outcomes

Positive and inclusive social outcomes are at the heart of our purpose, in which we commit to improve society and deliver benefits for the communities in which we work. Our ambition extends beyond avoiding adverse impacts. We work proactively and seize opportunities to deliver transformational change.

We support the increasing emphasis our clients place on social value, social responsibility, engagement, and equality. Using our social inclusion expertise, we advise, support, and enable our clients to achieve better and more inclusive social outcomes for their communities.

We consider the social legacy of projects by focusing on long-term benefits and identifying opportunities to enhance accessibility, inclusion, empowerment, resilience, and well-being. We expect project teams to use available knowledge, training, processes, and resources to achieve this. We work with colleagues across disciplines to holistically embed social inclusion opportunities into other global agendas.

We partner with clients to debate, provoke thought on, and advance a social outcomes-based approach in all we do.

Engaging with our communities

We commit to operating responsibly, respecting local cultures, traditions, and customs, and earning trust in our communities.

We support causes aligned with our PRIDE values that contribute to making society more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous. We partner with like-minded organizations, including those that are not-for-profit,

By volunteering our skills, knowledge, and passions, we help to improve the prospects and well-being of local people, particularly those who face barriers in society, by supporting them to reach their potential.

Advancing sustainability

We commit to being a leading global partner in advancing sustainability, creating positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes that provide lasting value for all. To achieve this, we promote company-wide alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, are open and transparent through our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and are members of the United Nations’ Global Compact and the Carbon Disclosure Project.

We recognize both the climate emergency and the biodiversity emergency. We use the world’s resources responsibly, optimize the use of materials for the life of the assets and infrastructure we design and build, and minimize or eliminate waste, including repurposing materials at the decommissioning stage. We avoid pollution and respect and protect wildlife.

We talk openly to clients and colleagues about our climate change agenda. We are reducing our own carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040 or sooner and will adapt as needed to remain resilient to the physical impacts of climate change. We are committed to working with our clients, partners, and suppliers to reduce their carbon emissions to net-zero and develop resilience to climate change risk.

We equip our people with the information they need to make informed decisions, encouraging them to address sustainability at the outset of each project, when it can be addressed at little or no extra cost. We view sustainability as a framework for initiating change in our operations and offices, as well as the projects we deliver.

Respecting human rights

We are committed to respecting the human rights of everyone who works for us or with us, or who lives in the communities we operate in. We reject modern slavery in all its forms, including servitude, forced or compulsory labor, and human trafficking. This includes providing a fair living wage for all our staff.

Our approach is informed by the United Nations Global Compact and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

We never knowingly cause or contribute to any activity or relationship that violates human rights and will address adverse human rights impacts if they occur. We are vigilant in our communities and will report suspected human rights abuses.

We conduct due diligence on our clients, partners, contractors, and suppliers to ensure they follow the same approach.

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