Reston, Va. — Bechtel published the company's first sustainability report, which showcases the positive impacts the global engineering, project management, and construction leader has on the communities and countries where it works.
"Protecting people and the environment, promoting local economic development, and partnering with communities and society are an integral part of how we do business," said Bechtel President and CEO Bill Dudley. "Given the scale of our projects, we have an incredible opportunity to make a difference in a meaningful way, and we believe it is the right thing to do."
"We incorporate sustainability across the life cycle of our projects, from concept to completion," said Tam Nguyen, Bechtel's global head of sustainability. "We are not just delivering a physical asset to our customers and communities, but also creating an enabling environment that will benefit them in the long term."
Notable examples highlighted in the report include:
Committed to promoting sustainability around the world, Bechtel collaborates with governments, leading business associations, and nongovernmental organizations to exchange knowledge, good practices, and practical experience. In addition, the company is co-leading U.S. business efforts to advance the post-2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Read Bechtel's 2013 Sustainability Report at www.bechtel.com/Sustainability.