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WSP Publishes Its 2021 Global ESG Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2021 Global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report: “Positive and Bold Change Agents”.
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“WSP aims to be at the forefront of the transition to a more equitable, inclusive and low-carbon world. We want to bring positive change to the communities in which we work.”

Alexandre L’Heureux, Global President and CEO

Charting our progress over the past year, WSP’s 2021 Global ESG report sets out our unequivocal commitment to creating positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities we serve. It covers our performance for the year ended December 31, 2021 and highlights a number of key accomplishments, including:

Electrification of Airports From Landside to Airside

Generation and storage of electricity to support infrastructure development objectives, operations and cleaner flight
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The electrification of mobility will be a game changer for airports. Emerging transportation technologies are shaping the next generation of air and ground transportation, which will transform operating conditions at airports and significantly help to reduce environmental footprints.

EA Global Business Summit 2022: Q&A With Tom Lewis, WSP USA

Environment Analyst caught up with from Tom Lewis, climate, resilience & sustainability executive lead at WSP USA, ahead of his contribution to our global summit in August.
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Tom Lewis will be a key participant in a panel discussion on embedding ESG into infrastructure development and project delivery at the Global Business Summit (23-24 August, Denver). Here he offers a preview of his insights.

EA: ESG considerations are forcing change in every business sector. What particular challenges does it present for infrastructure development?

WSP Continues to Expand Its Leadership in Earth and Environment Franchise

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We are pleased to announce that WSP has entered into an agreement to acquire the Environment & Infrastructure business (“E&I”) of John Wood Group plc. With approximately 6,000 experts in 10 countries, E&I has a rich history in the environmental sector and a well-diversified client base. 

This acquisition is aligned with our 2022-2024 Global Strategic Action Plan and long-term vision, and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

ACEC Honors Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line, International Gateway Bridge

California transportation projects recognized with Grand Awards at the annual ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards; among a total of eight WSP USA projects honored.
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WASHINGTON, June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Two WSP USA projects, the Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension in San Diego and the International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, were winners of national Grand Awards at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

WSP Infrastructure Index: 80 Percent of Americans Support Equity in Infrastructure Spending Over Improvements in Their Own Communities

New survey in partnership with The Harris Poll reveals 86 percent of Americans also favor spending more on quality infrastructure rather than realizing near-term savings.
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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, today released its new WSP Infrastructure Index that gauges Americans’ views on how the Biden Administration’s $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, should be spent.

Watershed Moment: Seattle Office Building Project Exceeds Toughest Environmental Design Standards

WSP USA helped raise the standard for green building design, energy and water efficiency and indoor environmental quality with opening of the Watershed building.
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Design standards for water and energy efficiency are becoming more stringent in many parts of the world—and few regions can beat Seattle for ambition in green and sustainable building design.

Yet even in this sophisticated real estate market, Watershed — a 72,000-square-foot, seven-story commercial office building for which WSP USA provided mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) engineering, as well as lighting and sustainability design — stands out for its high standards.

Environment Business Observations With WSP USA's Dennis Papilion, Part 2

In the second part of his question-and-answer session, WSP’s Earth and Environment leader looks at remediation regulations, wind and solar opportunities and more.
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Dennis Papilion, the new president of WSP USA’s Earth & Environment (E&E) business, continues his observations about current trends in the environmental segments and WSP’s growing sophistication as it serves clients and protects public health and natural resources.

Click here for part one of this question-and-answer session.

Heat Resilience Solutions for Boston

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Among the most dangerous impacts of climate change, extreme heat presents a serious threat to people, natural environments and infrastructure, especially in the most vulnerable communities. Recognizing the concerning trend of hotter summers and extended periods of heat stress, the City of Boston partnered with a team of consultants, including WSP, to develop its Heat Resilience Solutions for Boston action plan.

The High Cost of Climate Inaction

WSP USA’s Stacy Swann and Darius Nassiry explain why investment in adaptation and resilience technologies today is critical to handling future climate impacts.
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by Stacy Swann WSP USA Executive Vice President; Founder/CEO, Climate Finance Advisors and Darius Nassiry WSP USA Director, Climate Finance

For decades, scientists have studied the risks of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the earth’s climate. The signals of early-stage climate change are becoming unmistakably visible. Extreme weather events increasingly point to a future that will be more dangerous than the climate that has so far underpinned human progress.

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