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Aurecon releases first Communication on Progress to UN Global Compact

Aurecon UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

Following its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact in January 2020, Aurecon has published its first Communication on Progress report.

14 April 2021 – Following its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact, international engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon has published its first UN Global Compact Communication on Progress report.

Aurecon has a long-standing commitment to social responsibility. As engineers, designers, and advisors, we recognise we have an opportunity and responsibility to use our knowledge and our expertise to help solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including challenges around climate change and sustainability.

“In our Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to integrate the Global Compact and its Ten Principles into our business strategy, culture, and daily operations,” said Aurecon Chief Executive Officer William Cox.

Aurecon became a participant in the United Nations Global Compact – a set of ten principles covering the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption – in January 2020.

“Becoming a participant in the United Nations Global Compact is part of making a step change in our approach to sustainability and climate change, focusing on managing our own impacts and risks,” added Mr Cox.

In December 2020, Aurecon made a commitment to become net zero carbon in its operations by 2025. The move to decarbonise its business and transition its services is part of Aurecon’s plan for a 100 percent net zero emissions future.

In addition to being a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, Aurecon is also a participant in the Global Compact Network Australia Modern Slavery Community of Practice. Since publishing its Communication on Progress report, Aurecon has also submitted its first Modern Slavery Statement, which outlines the company’s commitment to identifying and countering modern slavery across its supply chains.

We hope you will enjoy reading this Communication on Progress that covers the period March 2020 to March 2021. A period during which the Australian Financial Review named us Australasia’s most innovative company and most innovative professional services company.

Download the UNGC Communication on Progress report from our Sustainability page

Further resources

For more information about our ethical approach to long-term client, employee, and environmental value and how we are actively taking part in the journey towards a zero emissions future, to create a positive impact in our environment and communities, please see these links:

Aurecon – SustainabilityAurecon – Environment

More information

For more information, please contact Paul Gleeson, Aurecon Board Sustainability Committee Advisor and Managing Director Energy, Resources and Water. Paul is responsible for shaping what sustainability and climate change means for Aurecon.

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