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Aurecon ranks in Fortune magazine’s annual global Change the World list

Aurecon ranks 38th in Fortune world

Widely awarded and recognised since the first plant opened in 2019 in Gillen Bore, Project Gilghi is a breakthrough hybrid off-grid containerised water treatment plant.

10 November 2021 – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has been recognised by Fortune, one of the world's leading business magazines, on its 2021 Change the World list.

Fortune's Change the World list recognises those organisations that are using their capabilities to tackle some of the biggest challenges the world has faced, including the climate crisis, growing inequality and wealth disparity, inequitable access to health care, and long-rooted systemic racism and bias. This is their seventh Change the World list and accompanies its iconic Fortune 500 listing.

Aurecon placed 38th on the global list alongside our partner, Ampcontrol, for our work on Project Gilghi to create water security in remote communities.

Aurecon’s Chief Executive Officer William Cox said the recognition is a great example of Aurecon’s purpose – Bringing ideas to life – in action.

“The recognition alongside some of the world’s most innovative companies such as Lego, Nestlé and Adobe is a reflection of the creativity and expertise we have at Aurecon and how we are using that for the benefit of the communities in which we live and work,” Mr Cox said.

Fortune Change the World 2021

Aurecon and Ampcontrol are the only Australian headquartered companies and the only construction/engineering companies on the list.

Widely awarded and recognised since the first plant opened in 2019 in Gillen Bore, Project Gilghi is a breakthrough hybrid off-grid containerised water treatment plant. It innovatively combines renewable energy requirements with water treatment and sanitisation and aims to improve Indigenous health and access to sustainable clean drinking water.

“As we look at this year’s list, it’s fantastic to see Aurecon named alongside companies of all sizes and from around the globe doing just that – changing the world,” Mr Cox said.

“Our Water team are the change-makers who have led the Gilghi project and represent the enormous creativity we have at Aurecon.”

Not surprisingly, at number one on this year’s list was the vaccine makers who have helped the world combat COVID-19 at a scale and speed that was previously unimaginable.

View the full Change the World list here.


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