July 6, 2021 — Corporate Knights Inc., a Toronto-based media and research company, focuses on quantifying clean capitalism drivers for decision makers. Its annual corporate citizenship recognition program is a respected benchmark, and the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada represent the rising standard for corporate sustainability leadership in Canada.

Highlights of WSP’s performance in the ranking include our top quartile scores on “clean revenue” earned from our environmental and other consulting capabilities; our clean acquisitions as well as our strong Board of Directors’ gender diversity.

“We are very pleased to be ranked among Corporate Knight’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, and top two among our peers, as a recognition of our commitment and contribution to ESG and the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s Global President & CEO. “Moreover, the recent addition of Golder to WSP’s Earth and Environment practice positions us as the leading global environmental consulting firm, enhancing our ability to deliver on the promise of growing future clean revenues.”

Alongside the announcement of the rankings today, Corporate Knights is encouraging leading Canadian businesses to formally commit to a low-carbon future by setting science-based targets. To date, 10 Canadian companies have made Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitments, and WSP is one of these organizations. In April of this year, we announced that WSP would Get Ready for Less, with ambitious new GHG emissions reduction goals and a net zero commitment, supported by science-based targets.

“In addition to our commitment to net zero, WSP’s Future Ready® approach challenges and inspires all our people to advise and design programs for the future as well as today,” said Andre-Martin Bouchard, WSP’s Global Director of Earth & Environment. “Bringing future-ready solutions to our clients and communities, as well as supporting them to achieve best-in-class ESG performance, helps to create a sustainable, prosperous and resilient society.”

For more information on WSP’s commitment to a sustainable future, see our most recent Global ESG Report.