Communities & Society

Helping people around the world

Whether we are building a metro rail system in Saudi Arabia or constructing a copper mine in the remote mountains of Peru, we are committed to supporting the communities that host our projects and offices and using inclusive, participatory approaches that respect local cultures and values, promote dialogue, and build mutual trust.

Often side-by-side with customers, contractors, local organizations, and government entities, Bechtel employees in over 160 countries support the local communities where we live and work.
 
Many of our Stewardship or corporate social responsibility activities are done in collaboration with our Signature Program partners: DiscoverE, FIRST®, Engineers Without Borders, and JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement).

Globally, Bechtel employees participate in stewardship activities that include mentoring girls to learn about the engineering profession by designing robots; building bridges and water supply systems in remote areas of the world, and even playing classroom games that explore engineering principles.

Stewardship at Bechtel is a way for our employees to give back – impact society and build a brighter future for youth and families. Specifically, each year we impact over 100.000 children, adolescence, and adults around the world. Our corporate giving is done through The Bechtel Group Foundation, which annually provides millions in funding to our Signature Program partners and to disaster relief efforts.
 

Our volunteers are caring, dedicated ambassadors for the company who display passion and commitment in communities where we have a presence.


 

Meet our volunteers

Our people inspire each other and work together to impact local communities – they are instrumental in bringing to life our company’s vision, values and covenants (VV&Cs) along with the vision of our four Signature Program partners. For example, we mobilize our volunteers to promote education (especially STEM) and solve tough community projects that include water sustainability, infrastructure sustainment and improved health care. Annually, our employees dedicate more than 17,000 hours to volunteering in communities from Malaysia to Mikomago, Uganda, to London, to South Dakota, we’re making a difference. With more than 55,000 employees worldwide, our volunteers embrace the opportunities to promote and support science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM), and use their engineering and construction expertise to improve the world. Our employees are caring, dedicated ambassadors for the company and displays passion and commitment in communities where we have a presence. Through volunteerism, we bring to life our VV&Cs and showcase how values are woven in the projects we build, in the lives we touch, and in the communities we change through Stewardship and acting as a global corporate citizen.
 

We mobilize our volunteers to promote education and solve tough community problems that include water sustainability, infrastructure sustainment and improved health care.

 
We believe that Bechtel’s long experience with sustainability issues in construction helps us build better projects and a better world.

Videos

Partnering with customers and communities for a successful project outcome.

Bringing solar light to a village in India.

Helping a community of 12,000 recover from a devastating fire in Chile.

Working to improve the water supply in a small village in Uganda.