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AECOM is committed to maintaining the physical, psychological, and social well-being of our employees, stakeholders, and global communities through appropriate risk management strategies.

Our Culture of Caring and Safety for Life programs enable us to identify, manage and eliminate hazards, and reduce risk in our workplaces proactively and aggressively. These incident prevention efforts have continued to result in successfully meeting annually established leading and lagging key indicator targets, our Core Value Metrics, for both the AECOM Enterprise and all associated business groups, with our incident rates remaining superior to industry average. Within fiscal year 2023, our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) in our Professional Services businesses reflect an improvement of 45% since fiscal 2020, while our Lost Workday Case Rate (LWCR) improved by 67% over the same period.

AECOM’s Safety for Life program, driven by leadership commitment and empowered employees, has been fundamental to delivering industry-leading performance and recognition by clients and agencies around the world. A key example of this was AECOM’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) President’s Award for having achieved 14 consecutive annual Gold Awards. Our culture’s impact was also recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), with our AECOM Turner NBA Joint Venture Intuit Dome project awarded Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star status. Please consult our Annual Reports for additional information.

Culture of Caring. Safety for Life - Commitment, Participation, Accountability

Our nine Life-Preserving Principles

Our nine Life-Preserving Principles are core to everything we do.

1. Demonstrated Management Commitment

Our Executive, senior and project managers will lead the SH&E improvement process and continuously demonstrate support and commitment.

2. Employee Participation

Our employees will be encouraged and empowered to become actively engaged in our safety processes through their active participation in safety committees, training, audits, observations and inspections. Employees will be encouraged to participate in health initiatives and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

3. Budgeting and Staffing for Safety

Our safety staff will be competent, fully trained and qualified to provide technical resources to our internal and external clients. A budget to support safety activities will be included in project proposals.

4. Pre-Planning

Our design, engineering, project and construction management staffs will deploy effective risk mitigation efforts to design, plan and build safety into every project. Pre-Project and Pre-Task planning will be an effective tool in protecting our employees and the environment.

5. Contractor Management

Our project staff will work closely with our sub-consultants, subcontractors, contractors and JV Partners to provide a safe work environment for employees and members of the public. Our goal of SH&E performance excellence will be equally shared by all project participants.

6. Recognition and Rewards

Our employees will be recognized for their efforts in working safely and their support of our safety efforts.

7. Safety Orientation and Training

Our employees will be provided with effective safety training in order to identify and mitigate hazards in the workplace to prevent injuries to themselves and others who may be affected by their actions.

8. Incident Investigation

Our managers and safety professionals will investigate all recordable incidents and serious near misses to identify contributing factors and root causes in order to prevent a reoccurrence. Lessons learned shall be identified, communicated and implemented.

9. Fit for Duty

Our employees are responsible to report to work each day fit for duty and not to pose a health and safety hazard to themselves or others.