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Ethisphere Recognizes AECOM with Compliance Leader Verification™

Ethisphere ‘s Compliance Leader Verification (CLV) recognizes organizations with an outstanding commitment to achieving a best-in-class ethics and compliance program

Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced today that AECOM, a global infrastructure consulting firm, earned the coveted Compliance Leader Verification for 2021-2022.

“AECOM has strong ethics and compliance leadership that is empowered by a C-suite and Board who understand that strong ethics is good business. Our review team was impressed by key hallmarks of the program including 100% training completion rates, a solid E&C risk assessment process, and a commitment to continual improvement,” said Jodie Fredericksen, J.D., Senior Compliance Counsel of Ethisphere.

“We are honored to receive Compliance Leader Verification recognition from Ethisphere—another independent acknowledgment affirming that we have an effective Ethics & Compliance program that exemplifies world-class compliance standards,” said AECOM’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer Antonio D’Amico. “This distinction reflects the commitment of our employees and the strength of our Ethics & Compliance team working together to realize our purpose of delivering a better world.”

The Compliance Leader Verification process involves a rigorous review of an ethics and compliance program and corporate culture. It includes completing the Ethics Quotient® (EQ), a questionnaire covering the elements of an effective program; benchmarking program practices against the World’s Most Ethical Companies®; and extensive document review and interviews with executives and stakeholders.  |

AECOM’s performance was evaluated on six key areas: program resources and structure; perceptions of ethical culture; written standards; training and communication; risk assessment, monitoring and auditing; and enforcement, discipline, and incentives.

More information about Compliance Leader Verification is available at

About Ethisphere 

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust, and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere also helps to advance business performance through data-driven assessments, benchmarking, and guidance. More information about Ethisphere can be found at Follow us on Twitter @Ethisphere


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


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