AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced the establishment of the AECOM Sustainable Legacies Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore. The CoE will serve as a hub for innovation, training, and thought leadership that will further enhance the sustainable engineering skills of AECOM’s Singapore employees. The Centre will benefit from insights derived from AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies strategy, which seeks to embed ESG principles across the work the Company delivers for its clients around the world.
“Singapore has risen rapidly as a global leader in sustainable development thanks to exceptional talent and the city nation’s bold approach to addressing environmental issues. We’re proud to continue to partner with the Singapore Economic Development Board, or EDB, to deepen Singapore’s extensive expertise in this growing field,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “The Centre presents a promising partnership opportunity, one that will build on our leading environmental, sustainability and resilience capabilities as we drive forward our Sustainable Legacies strategy, and Singapore’s own Green Plan 2030.”
The CoE comprises three components:
- Sustainable Legacies Academy: Employees will undergo structured training programmes and technical workshops conducted by AECOM’s global ESG experts
- ESG Project Management: Employees will be given secondment opportunities to AECOM’s global offices to contribute to key sustainability projects
- Thought Leadership: AECOM will organise regular industry forums to promote sustainability efforts in Singapore
Through the CoE, AECOM aims to train more than 100 employees for sustainability roles over the next three years to support the growing pipeline of sustainability projects in Singapore and the region.
“As cities and industries accelerate their green plans, the demand for sustainability talent, especially in the engineering field, will continue to grow. We are heartened that through AECOM’s Centre of Excellence, Singaporeans will get more opportunities to reskill or upskill to take on new and exciting sustainability roles,” said Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of EDB. “We believe the Centre’s work will create a spillover effect which will benefit Singapore, AECOM and the region, and look forward to a continued strong partnership with AECOM to create new sustainable solutions in infrastructure development.”
The CoE aligns with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which charts ambitious and concrete targets in support of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement, as well as Singapore’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022.