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.

When building teams, it’s imperative for us to include people from different backgrounds and value their perspective, because diversity in team members’ thinking will bring about innovative solutions. To deliver holistic, forward-thinking solutions, we need to hire and equally develop diverse groups of professionals.
Marie-Claude Dumas Global Director, Major Projects & Programs/Executive Market Leader - Quebec, Global Sponsor, Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Regional Diversity Committees (or equivalent forums) are established in most of WSP’s principal operating regions.

The overall intent stated in our Global Diversity and Inclusion policy 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.

This supports our aim to provide a professional and fair working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from any discrimination, bullying, physical and psychological harassment, including sexual harassment.

Gender Balance

Improving gender balance in our teams worldwide is a strategic priority.


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.

Signatory to the UN Global Compact, providing access to tools, resources and networks to advance sustainability, including gender balance.

Objective that over 30% of management positions will be held by women by 2021*.

*includes business leaders and middle management.

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

Read more in our Sustainability Report.

Our Actions

Diversity matters, and we are proud of our industry leadership over the globe.

Pride campaign 2020

Because inclusion brings our work to the next level, WSP celebrated its LGBTQ+ community throughout Pride Month by sharing #WSPProud stories of authenticity, inclusion and support.

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INWED interview with Marie-Claude

Discover how Marie-Claude got started in STEM, where she picked up a passion for gender balance, and what would be her words of wisdom for aspiring female engineers.

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