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Sustainability Report FY 2014

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Aurecon Sustainability Report 16 Our clients A number of Aurecon's clients were engaged via their Aurecon Client Relationship Executives (CREs). CREs were presented with the full suite of Specific Standard Disclosures and asked to rate the importance of each of these Aspects, based on their knowledge of their clients. A rating scale of 1 (not important) to 5 (critically important) was applied. Our people Staff were given the opportunity to become part of Aurecon's sustainability journey through a series of intranet articles explaining the different Aspects of the GRI G4 framework. Each article linked to an online survey so that staff could select those Aspects they felt were most relevant to them. A rating scale of 1 (not important) to 5 (critically important) was applied. These staff surveys included: • 7 April 2014 — Focus on Environment • 14 April 2014 — Focus on Labour Practices and Product Responsibility • 22 April 2014 — Focus on Economic Impacts, Human Rights and Society. The reporting team also interviewed some special- interest groups within Aurecon such as representatives of the Social & Ethics Committee of the South African Board, Enterprise Risk, Reconciliation & Diversity, the Aurecon Women Achieving Women (AWAW) forum and Limelight, a forum for Aurecon's Emerging Professionals. Our suppliers As part of Aurecon's Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes, representatives from partner firms were invited to participate in pro bono courses on carbon footprint analysis and GRI G4 based sustainability reporting. During these two-day interactive training workshops, attendees were invited to select those aspects they felt most relevant to Aurecon and which they would like us to report on by placing voting stickers on posters describing all Aspects of the GRI G4 framework. Our professional associations Aurecon is an active participant in shaping our professions' sustainability discourse. In 2013, for example, we provided input to Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) in the development of its Sustainability Reporting Framework. In addition, we are a member, or partner, of the following sustainability organisations, including: • US Green Building Council • Green Building Council of South Africa • Green Building Council of Australia • Hong Kong Green Building Company • New Zealand Green Building Council • New Zealand Wind Energy Association • Site Safety New Zealand • National Association of Women in Construction Australia • Ethics Institute of South Africa • Diversity Council of Australia • EEO Trust of New Zealand • Workforce Diversity Roundtable, Consult Australia • Pride in Diversity, Australia's first and only not-for-profit workplace programme designed specifically to assist Australian employers with the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees. Stakeholders and materiality We have kept records of the specific engagements we undertook with stakeholders, and feedback from all stakeholders was captured. The collated feedback was presented to representatives of Aurecon's Board and Leadership Team to form the basis of determining materiality. During meetings with these representatives, the reporting team facilitated discussions on whether: • Aurecon's economic, environmental and social impacts were significant • An Aspect posed a future challenge in the engineering/professional consultancy services sector • An Aspect was connected to laws/regulations • An Aspect had a particularly strong link to Aurecon's strategy and values • An Aspect could be an opportunity/risk for Aurecon • If Aurecon has specialised knowledge to contribute to a specific area of sustainability. The outcome of these meetings was a list of Aspects deemed material across Aurecon. As this is the first year in which we have reported against the GRI standards, there are some areas where we currently do not track the information that our stakeholders would like to see. During the next financial year, we will prioritise our resources and endeavour to implement systems and processes that will enable us to share more information. Representatives from companies in Aurecon's Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme in South Africa marking Aspects on which they would like to see Aurecon reporting during a pro bono course on GRI G4 based Sustainability Reporting in March 2014. Enhancing our interconnected world 03 Connecting and engaging with our stakeholders

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