Bechtel Sustainability Report 2017

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Sustaining Our World

Sustainability Report 2017

Executive Letter

Dear customers, colleagues, partners, suppliers, and friends:

We are pleased to share how Bechtel is putting sustainability at the heart of our effort to deliver extraordinary projects to our customers.

Underlying the stories featured in this year’s report is the message that how we deliver projects for our customers matters as much as what we deliver.

In 2016, together with our customers we:

  • Reused treated industrial wastewater to develop a natural carbon offset system for the Gujarat refinery project in India.

  • Expanded access to new business opportunities for nearly a dozen Aboriginal firms at the Amrun bauxite mine project in Australia.

  • Generated more power for homes and businesses from the Stonewall combined cycle gas power plant in Virginia without using additional fuel or producing more emissions.

  • Applied the "circular approach" to minimize waste by maximizing the reuse of food, plastics, wood, and other materials at the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project in Australia.

  • Used an advanced sustainability certification standard to design maintenance facilities for the Edmonton Valley light-rail project in Canada.

These are just a few examples of how we’re putting our commitment into action.

We also further integrated sustainability across our business, which included more than 50 new policies, procedures, and programs to help achieve our ambitious goals and targets by 2030.

This year we saw the world bolster its efforts to eliminate the scourge of forced labor and human trafficking, including in global supply chains and on construction sites. Bechtel is proud to be a founding member of Building Responsibly, a coalition of global engineering and construction companies dedicated to improving worker welfare standards.

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2030 Sustainability Targets

By 2030, Bechtel will:

Finally, as our markets, customers, and industries evolve, Bechtel, too, evolves. We are actively testing and incorporating new technologies, big data, and analytics to deliver projects that will be smarter, safer, greener, and cost-efficient for our customers and society.

Over the next decade, we have an opportunity to shape sustainability in our industry and define what good looks like. We will meet this challenge with our customers and partners because it will not only build better projects—it will make the world a better place.

Brendan Bechtel and Jack Futcher
Brendan Bechtel Signature Brendan Bechtel
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Jack Futcher Signature Jack Futcher
President & Chief Operating Officer