Skip to main content

We are a leader in sustainable construction

With a strong commitment to reducing our own impact, we focus on the three key elements of sustainability – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Our sustainability strategy is dedicated to health and safety, embracing diversity, creating inclusive environments, and conducting our business with truth and transparency. It also means operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities. 


Our 2021 Sustainability Report and Sustainability Report Summary illustrates our progress in:

  • Operationalizing Sustainability: We piloted several new technologies in 2021 and became the first construction company in Canada to operate a zero-emission excavator on an active project site.
  • People and Communities: We conducted our second company-wide diversity census, continued to enhance strategies to procure goods and services from diverse suppliers, and augmented our Safety-First culture. We also continued to establish collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Governance and Ethics: ESG screening was adopted to improve our evaluation of preferred suppliers.

Performance Highlights

graphic of performance highlights

Focus Areas

Building Innovation

For Aecon, innovation is about more than leading-edge technology. Innovation is also about collaborating with partners and suppliers – sharing ideas, resources and opportunities in order to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices and achieve positive impacts together.

People and Communities

In addition to meeting high standards of sustainability and responsible operation, we take active steps to help people and communities share in the benefits and opportunities associated with our work.

Operationalizing Sustainability

Aecon continuously seeks opportunities to reduce emissions and incorporate sustainable innovations into our day-to-day functions – from adopting zero-emissions equipment to refining our operating procedures.

Governance and Ethics

We frequently update our policies and protocols to ensure we’re keeping pace with leading practices in areas such as diversity and anti-corruption – and we work closely with our teams and suppliers to ensure that everyone associated with Aecon is prepared to achieve high levels of both performance and accountability.


Our Stakeholders

In addition to this approach to our materiality assessment, we continuously engage with our stakeholder groups in a range of ways — from staff surveys and focus groups to quarterly earnings conference calls with shareholders. Our engagement with investors continues to be guided by our Stakeholder Engagement Policy.

Aecon Stakeholders: Clients, Employees, Investors, Trades, Suppliers, Joint Ventures, Communities

Aecon & Global Goals

United Nations - Sustainabale Development Goals Logo

To guide global efforts toward sustainable development, the United Nations has articulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the complexity of today’s social, economic and environmental challenges, actors across society - governments, nonprofits, businesses and civil society organizations - all have an important role to play in advancing these goals.

Aecon embraces our responsibility to contribute to a more prosperous and sustainable future. We track our contributions to the six SDGs and 11 targets where we believe we can have the greatest impact given the nature of our work and our priorities as an organization.

Clean Energy Icon

Affordable and Clean Energy

Clean Energy Icon

Clean Water and Sanitation

Clean Energy Icon

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Infrastructure Icon

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Brown Circle with Infinity Arrow

Responsible Consumption and Production

Community Icon

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Materiality Matrix

This materiality matrix shows the importance assigned to each topic by Aecon’s internal stakeholders (the left-right axis) and external stakeholders (the up-down axis). We find significant alignment between Aecon employees’ key priorities and the topics that are likely to be significant in shaping the decisions and impressions of Aecon’s external stakeholders.

Graph of Influence on External Stakeholder Assessment and Decisions versus Internal Prioritization
Jean-Louis Servranckx wearing personal protective equipment

People and Communities


Aecon enables communities to prosper. We do this through both what we build – infrastructure that supports economic growth and improves quality of life – and how we operate as an employer and community member.

Explore People and Communities

Operationalizing Sustainability


Over the past couple of years, we’ve implemented a comprehensive program to measure and reduce our GHG emissions, an initiative that affects every aspect of our work. On a smaller scale, we’ve introduced a number of low-tech process tweaks, achieving small benefits that add up over time.  

Explore Operationalizing Sustainability

Bridge - Rick Radell
Governance & Ethics

Governance & Ethics


Aecon has a record of upholding high standards of governance, ethics, compliance and risk management. We have taken proactive steps to strengthen our performance and accountability in a number of areas, including through anti-corruption training and new risk management mechanisms.

Explore Governance & Ethics


Aecon welcomes all feedback and innovative ideas on our sustainability initiatives and progress. Send us a message at

Contact our Sustainability Team

Prabh Banga

Prabh Banga 
Vice President, Sustainability
(416) 297-2600