LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation published its first annual enterprise safety, health, and environment (SH&E) report. The report, titled, “Safety for Life.” demonstrates AECOM’s SH&E best practices, goals, and performance, including fiscal year 2013 highlights and areas for improvement.
AECOM said it is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy workplace for employees by preventing injuries to people and damage to facilities, property, equipment, and the environment. Safety is one of AECOM’s Core Values and is recognized as an essential part of the organization’s DNA.
“Following a year marked by extensive efforts to further enhance our robust safety program, AECOM is dedicated to fulfilling our commitment to safety in a visible and global way, so that each employee, client and stakeholder understands the importance and value of safety,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer. “At AECOM, the importance of safety isn’t confined to our offices and project sites. We make it clear to our people that we genuinely care about their well-being — even after they leave the workplace — by encouraging safe behaviors 24 hours a day, every day.”
Some of AECOM’s fiscal year 2013 highlights include:
• Being honored with two 2013 International Business Awards in the Health, Safety and Environment Program of the Year category in the Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in the Canada and the United States, geographies. These awards recognize AECOM’s successful accident and injury prevention policies, strong safety awareness programs, and strict adherence to environmental and occupational health and safety laws.
• Substantially reducing its experience modification rate, a number based upon the frequency and severity of injuries related to the amount of payroll, moving from .66 in fiscal year 2012 down to .53 in fiscal year 2013.
• Improving the company’s total recordable injury rate, a measure of the frequency of all work-related injuries and illnesses, by 22 percent.
• Introducing AECOM’s Safety for Life Mission: to guide the architecture, construction and engineering industries as a safety thought leader by embedding a culture focused on health, safety, risk management and sustainability into all business activities.
New and ongoing projects featured in the report reflect AECOM’s commitment to ensure that employees go home in the same condition in which they came to work. From the New Port Project in Qatar to the Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project in Hong Kong, AECOM continues to utilize innovative safety strategies and techniques on some of the world’s most challenging projects.
“I am excited to contribute to AECOM’s increased SH&E focus, as we work to not only become the industry SH&E leader but also towards achieving our goal of zero incidents in the workplace,” said Andrew Peters, AECOM senior vice president and chief safety officer. “This report is intended to give a closer look into our SH&E culture and its successful application to our business practices.”