Bechtel will conduct all business transactions in a proper, fair, impartial, and ethical manner, avoiding even the appearance of impropriety. We seek customers and partners who share our values and standards of conduct.
We designed our Ethics & Compliance program to promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct, a commitment to the Bechtel's values, and compliance with the law.
Our colleagues receive basic ethics training, compliance training for the legal risk areas they are likely to encounter in their jobs, and scenario-based training led by their managers. We require colleagues to participate in ethics awareness workshops annually and to complete compliance training as assigned.
We encourage and expect Bechtel employees to speak up if they become aware of any unlawful or unethical conduct.
The Bechtel Ethics HelpLine is a confidential means of communication separate from line management available to employees to discuss any ethics or compliance question or concern. The HelpLine is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by an independent service provider. We make available native speakers or translators of more than 200 languages.
Our colleagues can raise issues online and outside the Bechtel network via a web portal at helpline.bechtel.com. Colleagues can access this portal using any Internet connection, and Bechtel log-in information is not required.
The site includes frequently asked questions about the HelpLine process and a copy of the Bechtel Code of Conduct.
Bechtel also promotes global standards of ethical business conduct through our involvement with leading organizations.
We are proud to be:
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In addition, Bechtel’s General Counsel serves on the Coalition for Integrity's Board of Trustees and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer serves on the ECI Board of Directors. Ethics & compliance officers actively participate in the following groups via their individual memberships: