Reaffirming our commitment to education

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Linzie Forrester
President of Sustainability

The world is falling far behind in achieving quality education which in turn improves the life chances of children all around the world. Access to education is a tool of empowerment, critical to a sustainable world and vital to the economy and industry of all shapes and sizes. According to the UN without urgent action 300 million students will lack basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Ensuring quality education

As we celebrate the sixth annual International Day of Education, I am pleased to share that our employees have once again selected education as our Wood Global Cause for 2024.

We are passionate about ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. By working with schools, colleges and other groups, we are developing and delivering activities that highlight STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) subjects in a fun and engaging way.

In 2023, we supported 23 applications for educational causes across nine countries. Two of these causes were the Wuyagiba Study Hub in Australia and the Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids (BB4CK) in Canada.

Advancing the sustainability goals

In addition to our Global Cause, our Employee Matched Funding programme also shows Wood’s commitment to the myriad of meaningful causes our employees care about throughout the year. However, we believe our role goes beyond the money we donate. How we show up in the communities we share is equally important.

Through the delivery of our sustainability community investment goal to 'give our time, resources and funding to contribute $10 million to our global causes by 2030' we are also advancing the UN SDGs. Click here to learn more about our commitment to these goals.