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AECOM launches new digital platform for environmental documentation and improved stakeholder engagement

Global platform advances AECOM’s leadership in accelerating digital transformation during the coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2020-- AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, today launched AECOM Environmental Engagement, a platform that streamlines environmental documentation and stakeholder engagement throughout the environmental assessment process by presenting highly technical information in a user-friendly online and interactive format.

First developed by AECOM for public- and private-sector clients in Australia, the scalable platform has now expanded globally after AECOM successfully created a purpose-built digital environmental impact statement on behalf of Highways England and the first-ever National Environmental Policy Act compliant digital statement on behalf of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

“With AECOM Environmental Engagement, we are pleased to add to the company’s expanding suite of digital solutions that simplify and accelerate public reviews of infrastructure projects that can lead to improved outcomes for communities worldwide,’’ said Michael S. Burke, AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This innovative platform reflects the collaboration of our global experts who continue to find ways to reduce complexity that saves our clients money and time, and that can help them overcome barriers created by the unfolding coronavirus pandemic.’’

Designed to complement and streamline the traditional paper-based environmental planning process, AECOM Environmental Engagement enables project teams to consolidate the many aspects of environmental studies including photos, visualizations, sound demonstrations, videos, models and narrative into a single data platform. Through the platform, teams create the online experience, review the content and then publish the final document for stakeholders. It also enables stakeholders to provide feedback directly to project proponents who can track community sentiment throughout the project lifecycle. Learn more about the platform.

“We are seeing more projects around the world successfully leverage digital tools to speed-up the assessment and permitting processes while also improving the quality of engagement with project stakeholders,” said Kevin Carlson, AECOM’s global lead for Digital Transformation. “As we recognize the acceleration of our clients’ demand for digital and virtual solutions, particularly in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are excited to lead the industry through this phase of digital transformation.”

“In all aspects of our lives, we expect to be able to access information in a way that is easy to understand and at a time and place that is convenient to us,” said Colette Munro, AECOM’s chief digital and innovation officer in Asia Pacific. “AECOM Environmental Engagement empowers teams to deliver required technical detail in an easily accessible and interactive online format, while complying with applicable regulations."

The new platform works seamlessly with AECOM’s recently launched virtual public consultation tool, which enables virtual community engagement in an interactive online platform. Together, these solutions provide powerful support to clients managing existing and future projects through the key planning and approval gates.

Amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, AECOM is doing everything it can to help ensure the safety and well-being of its employees, maintain operational resilience and provide solutions that can help clients and communities along the path to recovery. Learn more about the company’s approach to business resilience and continuity, and its commitment to deliver a better world.

About AECOM

AECOM (NYSE:ACM) is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2019. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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