The awards are— Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities, Impact and Sustainability M&A of the Year. These accolades recognize WSP’s commitment to making a positive and sustainable impact on its people, communities, and environment.
Presented at the ceremony recently held in Chicago alongside Environment Analyst’s Global Business Summit, the awards celebrate consultants who are making significant advances in both their own, and their clients’ sustainable transformation.
“I am thrilled that our focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles was recognized by Environment Analyst. The awards highlight our ESG impact, sustainability-driven mergers and acquisitions, and transparent reporting practices,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and CEO of WSP. “As one of the largest professional services firms and as dedicated environmental consultants, we are proud to leverage WSP’s expertise and global scale to drive sustainable change, both in our operations and clients’ journeys.”
Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities
Using our capabilities and experience in environmental justice and the green energy transition, WSP helped Microsoft develop a roadmap that provides a clear pathway towards achieving equity and diversity in renewable energy procurement and enabling community-led environmental justice and local improvements.
WSP is focused on having a purposeful and positive ESG impact on our employees, clients, and the communities where we operate. Key achievements from our 2022 Global ESG report include:
- Approximately 59.3% of WSP’s total annualized gross revenues in 2022 were derived from services aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Total scope 1, scope 2 (market-based), and scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were reduced by 26% in 2022, compared to its 2018 base year.
- WSP’s goal to achieve a 5% annual increase in the representation of women and under-represented groups in its workforce was achieved in 2022.
- ESG criteria were fully integrated into the compensation of WSP’s global leadership.
- WSP unveiled its Biodiversity Statement, a set of guiding principles aimed at enabling the firm to engage with clients to protect, restore and enhance ecosystems.
Sustainability M&A of the Year
The 2022 acquisition of the Environment & Infrastructure (E&I) division of Wood Group Plc. reinforced WSP’s environmental consulting business at a time when environmental and infrastructure needs are a global priority.
E&I has bolstered WSP’s expertise in key sectors including the fast-growing environmental and water sectors.
Onboarding 6,000 E&I professionals, in more than 10 countries, has expanded WSP’s geographical range and created a contingent of 23,000 environmental consultants worldwide.
Adding E&I has created significant momentum as WSP continues to tackle challenging and complex projects, contributing to a more sustainable world.
Click here to view details of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Consulting Awards 2023.
As one of the largest professional services firms in the world, WSP exists to future-proof our cities and our environment. It provides strategic advisory, engineering and design services to clients seeking sustainable solutions in the transportation, infrastructure, environment, building, energy, water, and mining sectors. Its 67,000 trusted professionals are united by the common purpose of creating positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities it serves through a culture of innovation, integrity, and inclusion. In 2022, WSP reported $11.9 B (CAD) in revenue. The Corporation’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WSP).
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