Our Commitment to Sustainability

URS is committed to business practices, operations, and projects that improve economic, environmental, and societal outcomes. Our comprehensive skills and expertise are a valued resource to clients around the world in support of their sustainability objectives.

Internally, URS’ sustainability practices are being continuously enhanced to help minimize the Company’s environmental footprint, reduce costs, and enrich the work experience of our employees.

The key components of URS’ integrated approach to sustainability include the:

  • Marketplace, where we integrate sustainable solutions into our project work;
  • Environment, reducing the environmental impacts of our internal business operations;
  • Workplace, where we improve the safety, well-being, and satisfaction of our employees and partners;
  • Community, where we strengthen and enhance the communities where we work.

As a result of our deep commitment to sustainability, URS has promoted sustainable development around the world. We apply the principles of sustainability in our work for clients, within our operations, and in communities worldwide to:

  • Design energy- and resource-efficient facilities;
  • Develop alternative and renewable energy sources;
  • Help clients minimize the environmental  impact of their operations;
  • Improve water storage, conveyance and treatment systems;
  • Clean up hazardous waste and restore ecosystems;
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of our own operations;
  • Contribute to the health and prosperity of communities around the globe.

URS is a recognized leader in sustainable development. Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine has ranked URS as the #1 Green Design Firm in the United States for three consecutive years. We employ thousands of skilled planners, scientists, architects, engineers, and construction managers in our sustainability practices, including hundreds of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-accredited professionals and licensed BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) assessors.

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