Contributing to sustainable change

Whether we are delivering high-speed rail systems, designing transportation infrastructure to provide access to remote communities or supporting adaptation to climate change risks, we are committed to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges the future will bring.

For WSP, sustainability is both an opportunity and a responsibility, as we draw upon our expertise to keep improving our organization.
André-Martin Bouchard Global Director, Environment & Resources, Global Sustainability Sponsor
Our Global Sustainability Policy defines our objectives and approach to embedding sustainability in our services and advice to clients, in our operations, and in the communities in which we operate.

Our objectives


Our Clients

We will prepare our clients for the future by understanding trends related to society, climate change, technology and resources and reflecting them in our designs and advice.

Our Expertise

We will provide expert consulting services in sustainability, energy, climate change and environment to help clients improve sustainability performance, reduce costs, create brand value and manage risk across their organizations.

Our Operational Excellence

We will actively manage and improve our own environmental, social and governance performance, setting an example as a global firm and strengthening our organization for our stakeholders and for society at large.

Our People & Culture

We will provide an environment for our people to deliver to their full potential, as well as participate meaningfully in their communities.

Future Ready® is a world-class initiative setting WSP apart and placing our business at the heart of creating a resilient future-ready world.
Alexandre L’Heureux President and CEO

Going Net Zero

Today

We’ll be at the forefront of growing net zero solutions for our clients and communities

2025

We’ll achieve net zero emissions in our own operations

2030

We’ll halve the carbon footprint of our designs and advice

Together, we'll reach our goal

WSP in the UK will halve the carbon footprint of our designs and advice by 2030 and deliver net zero emissions in our own operations by 2025. Both targets are in line with global goals to limit climate change to 1.5oC. We’re proud to be the first company in our sector to make such ambitious commitments to limit the effects of climate change.

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Recognition

  • Achieved an “A-” for our 2019 response to the CDP Climate Change questionnaire

  • Recognized by World Finance Magazine as Most Sustainable Company in the Engineering Industry, 2019 and 2020

  • Received a 2020 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal-Setting Certificate)

  • Our UK business was ‘Global Good Company of the Year’, receiving the Gold award for our Future Ready® and carbon neutral programs at the Global Good Awards

  • David Symons, Future Ready® Innovation leader at WSP, was a 2019 honouree on the Environment & Energy 100 Leaders list  

Reporting

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations adopted its set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as part of a new sustainable development agenda. WSP has started evaluating how we can contribute to positive impacts across these Goals. See our sustainability report for examples.

UN SDGs most relevant to WSP’s service offering:

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

CLIMATE ACTION

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

LIFE ON LAND

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

We believe that the greatest benefit we can provide in sustainability is through the services we offer and the projects we deliver, and this is reinforced by feedback we receive from clients. We are proud of the designs and advice we provide across the globe, and how WSP is supporting organizations of all sizes and geographic locations to prepare for the future.


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