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Environment

Environment


Aecon is working to improve the sustainability of our construction activities through the use of innovative equipment, data-driven work processes, and enhanced management of materials and waste. We’re focused on minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts. Aecon works closely with our clients, partners, and suppliers to meet ambitious standards of environmental sustainability performance.

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction

We are proudly committed to achieving Aecon’s GHG emissions reduction goals, including an interim target of a 30% reduction in direct CO2 emissions (revenue intensity-based, scopes 1 and 2) by 2030 as compared to 2020, and a long-term target of net-zero emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 2050.

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management

We continuously work to improve our EHS Management System with detailed standards, instructions, tools, and best management practices to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts, ensure compliance, and support our sustainability goals.

Adverse environmental impact mitigation

We proactively identify and mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of our activities, equipment, facilities, and processes with a particular focus on aspects such as waste management, air quality, and emissions management.

Climate change risk management

We’re focused on understanding and reducing our potential contributions to climate change and assessing our climate change-related risks, taking a research and assessment-based approach to determine the most material risks to the company.

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“Our mission is clear: To improve the communities that we live in today and to find innovative ways in which we can shape and help define the communities of the future.”

Eshna Kaul – Director, Aecon Green Energy Solutions

Social

Social


Aecon actively shares the benefits and opportunities connected to our industry, promoting inclusive economic development, partnering with communities, and creating new employment pathways in the industry for traditionally underrepresented groups. And in everything we do, we’re mindful of our responsibilities to the Truth and Reconciliation process, guided by our Reconciliation Action Plan.

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Indigenous engagement

We seek to work respectfully with Indigenous Rights-holders through joint ventures, community partnerships and other collaborations. Aecon supports the inclusion, engagement, and participation of Indigenous workers and communities in our projects across Canada.

Safety first, every day

Safety Always is our number one core value and top priority in all the work we do. Healthy, engaged teams are critical to every aspect of our success. We aim to ensure safe work environments, train highly skilled people, and provide robust health and wellness resources to employees.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Building a diverse and inclusive organization is an essential expression of our values and an important driver of our business success. We focus on connecting diverse talent with opportunities, building diversity in leadership, and supporting Employee Resource Groups.

Community engagement and volunteerism

We have an active community investment program, concentrating our corporate philanthropic and volunteer activity in five key areas: Indigenous Peoples, youth well-being, poverty, mental health, and the environment.

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We’re focused on creating mutually beneficial partnerships and opportunities for the communities in which we work.

Governance

Governance


We frequently update our policies and protocols to ensure we’re keeping pace with leading practices in areas such as diversity and anti-corruption. We also work closely with our teams and suppliers to ensure that everyone associated with Aecon is prepared to achieve high levels of both performance and accountability.

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Responsible supply chain

We promote ethical business conduct throughout our supply chain, requiring all vendors and subcontractors to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct. We assess prospective suppliers on sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for Indigenous-owned businesses.

Policies and procedures

Our robust library of resources ensures our teams and suppliers are well informed about Aecon’s rules and expectations, and that they have the tools and training required to manage risk in their individual areas of work – for example, by maintaining good cybersecurity practices.

Responsibility for Sustainability

Aecon’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program and sustainability matters are overseen by the Board of Directors.

Ethics hotline

We’re proud of our unwavering commitment to performance with integrity. As part of this ongoing commitment, we maintain a confidential and, if desired, anonymous Ethics Hotline. It’s operated by an independent third party and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Our team is available to answer your questions about how we’re delivering sustainable solutions for our customers, or how we’re meeting our sustainability ambitions.

Contact our Sustainability Team