The social unrest of 2020 called us to look deeper into our business to see how we could accelerate fairness at Bechtel. Too many of our colleagues, partners, customers, and neighbors continued to experience racism, discrimination, and bias in their daily lives, their workplaces, and their communities.
We are approaching our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy with a new sense of urgency—not as an initiative, but for long-term sustainability, managing it with the same focus on results that we bring to our projects. We have organized our efforts into a three-pillar action plan.
Each pillar is designed to accelerate the creation of a fair and equitable workplace culture where every colleague feels valued, respected, welcomed, and treated fairly.
We will attract, engage, and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the makeup of society, our customers, and the communities where we live, work, and serve.
We will foster an inclusive, bias-free workplace aligned with our VV&Cs where everyone feels valued, respected, welcomed and treated fairly.
We will maintain a governance process, ensuring we employ best practices, and bring transparency and accountability to our challenges, plans, and progress toward meeting our D&I goals.