Embracing a diverse and inclusive culture

True to our Guiding Principles, we are humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues, and embrace diversity.

On our journey to becoming one of the best consultancies in the world, we are equipping our leaders in all regions and cultures with strategic understanding and management skills to celebrate and maximize the diversity we have in our workforce.
Robert Ouellette Chief Corporate Services Officer

Our Approach

We are a diverse people business, proud to be working for a wide variety of clients. We are committed to building an inclusive culture that respects and maximizes the contribution of all our employees.

Our intent is to:

  • Ensure fair and equal treatment of employees;
  • Embed a culture of diversity and inclusion globally;
  • Provide employees with the best opportunities to fulfill their potential;
  • Respect and protect human rights of employees and contractors.

A Global Diversity and Inclusion Policy governs our approach, and Regional Diversity Committees have been established in the majority of our principal operating regions.


Gender Balance

Improving gender balance in our teams worldwide is a strategic priority, led by our Chief Legal Officer. This is the right thing to do, and is rightly expected by all our stakeholders.

Regional initiatives implemented to reflect local realities, and progress on key performance indicators tracked quarterly.

Members of 30% Club Canada, indicating our support for women to hold 30% of leadership roles and board seats by 2022.

Global members of Catalyst, providing access to tools, training and other services to advance women in leadership.

Benefiting from the services of one of the world’s leading global consultancy firms focused on gender balance.

Strategic training for leaders across the globe to advance gender balance across their teams and sectors.

Read more in our 2017 Sustainability Report.


Our Actions

Equality, balanced workforce, women in STEM, workplace flexibility - to name but a few themes. Diversity matters, and we are proud of our industry leadership over the globe.

Spinning the workplace 180 degrees

Many professionals believe it’s time our workplaces update their outdated 9–5 model to appeal to the diverse and modern society we now live in.

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#engineeredHERway - Sabin Azeem

From a young age, Sabin was encouraged to pursue her passions: “I was always curious about the various developments in the field of engineering. My parents were very supportive, and as a result three of their daughters ended up in the engineering industry!”

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WSP to host Diversity in Leadership event to strengthen equality in the industry

VIBE, WSP’s LGBT+ employee network, is hosting an evening event on 10th May to talk about ‘Diversity in Leadership’, exploring the notion of how people in positions of leadership can best promote diversity in the workplace.

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