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.

To demonstrate our leadership, we embrace our role in advancing sustainability and our ability to make change. In doing this, we remain accountable to our stakeholders and are empowered to turn challenges into opportunities.
Isabelle Adjahi Senior Vice President, IR & Communications

Our Approach

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


We will use the growth of the sustainable economy as an opportunity to grow new markets and commercial opportunities.

Our advice and designs will be future ready and will enable our clients to reduce environmental impacts over the life cycle of their assets.

We will actively manage our own environmental and social impacts, improving the positive while reducing the negative.

We will participate meaningfully in the communities in which we operate.

Future Ready

We know our future world will be very different from today’s in many ways. This is why we believe in Future Ready, our program designed to bring clarity and vision to complex challenges.

We see the future more clearly through key trends in climate change, society, technology and resources, and challenge our teams to work with our clients to advise on solutions that are both ready for today and the years to come.

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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

Recognition

— 7th position, 2018 Corporate Knights Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

— A- for response to 2017 CDP Climate Change questionnaire

— AA rating from MSCI ESG Research Inc.

— Sir Peter Parker Award for corporate leadership, London's Sustainable City Awards (Future Ready)

— BusinessGreen's 2018 Leader of the Year: David Symons, Director of Sustainability, UK (Future Ready)

— #Clean50 honouree (Canada) 2019 Emerging Leader: Naeem Farooqi, Advisory Services



Reporting

View our sustainability reports:

2017 Report
2016 Report
2015 Report
2014 Report

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.

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.

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

CLIMATE ACTION

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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.


News & Insights

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