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AECOM surpasses 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions early and unveils new pledge for 2025

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AECOM publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report highlighting a 43
percent reduction of GHG emissions since 2015

AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced
today a new commitment to further reduce its absolute greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions by 20 percent by 2025, based on 2017 baseline levels.
Since 2016, the company has decreased its GHGs by 43 percent based on
its 2015 baseline levels, more than doubling its previously set 2020
target. This reduction was achieved by consolidating offices, leveraging
more energy efficient office spaces, decreasing the total number of
fleet vehicles and by adding higher efficiency vehicles.

"Building a more resilient and sustainable future is core to AECOM's
mission as one of the world's largest infrastructure services firms,"
said Michael S. Burke, AECOM's chairman and chief executive officer.
"This commitment is expressed in the projects, counsel we deliver for
our clients, and in our efforts as a company to safeguard our
environment. Our ongoing initiative to reduce GHG emissions is
meaningful and the right thing to do as an industry leader to offset
climate change."

AECOM's newly-established target was calculated using an internationally
recognized, quantitatively supported, methodology known as
"science-based targets" (SBTs). It further aligns AECOM's efforts with
the Paris Agreement, a landmark international agreement adopted in 2015
that was signed or ratified by 197 countries with the overall goal of
keeping the increase in global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius and
responded to the Inclusive Economic Growth Challenge of the Global
Climate Action Summit. AECOM's sustainability and environment
executives, Claire Bonham-Carter, Jon Philipsborn, Bill Abolt and Darcy
Immerman, will participate in the Global Climate Action Summit taking
place Sept. 12-14th in San Francisco, California. AECOM is
devoted to accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy and
making ambitious GHG reduction targets to aid the transformation.

The effort to better manage the company's carbon footprint is one of the
key highlights detailed in AECOM's recently released 2017
Sustainability Report
, Building
a More Resilient World
, which illustrates the strength and holistic
scope of our resilience approach. It features AECOM projects and
partnerships that are promoting and ensuring sustainability across the
globe, including:

  • CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) – AECOM has partnered with
    CDP over the past six years to analyze climate change data for
    hundreds of cities and report on the ways urban centers are addressing
    climate mitigation and adaptation
  • 100 Resilient Cities – AECOM has supported over 30 cities in the 100
    Resilient Cities network to develop their city resilience strategies
  • San Francisco, California – AECOM supported the city in the
    development of their sea-level rise action plan
  • Melbourne, Australia – AECOM collaborated with Emergency Management
    Victoria to develop a Community Resilience Framework for Emergency
    Management

As a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council which is
dedicated to protecting the environment and strengthening the economy,
AECOM continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and
climate action with clients and partners around the world.

About AECOM

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and
operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and
organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to
help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance
buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments,
to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated
and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of
approximately $18.2 billion during fiscal year 2017. See how we deliver
what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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