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Bechtel Receives Community Service Business Leader Award

  • 11 April 2016
    RESTON, Virginia
  • Americas, Community and Volunteerism, Press Release, Start Up, Operations & Management

Bechtel was selected as a Corporate Business Leader for providing its employees opportunities to create positive impact throughout the Reston community and Dulles Corridor, by encouraging them to follow through on their own purpose-driven interests and passions.

“Stewardship is a way for our company and, most importantly, our employee volunteers, to have a positive effect in local communities around the world,” said Barbara Rusinko, executive vice president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. “These efforts build on our values of sustainability, ethics, and integrity, and create a culture where our employees are proud of the work they do on projects and in the community.”

Bechtel employees worked with Reston area schools, including Lake Anne elementary, Langston Hughes middle, and South Lakes high in helping to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Bechtel volunteers also participated in the Reston Chamber’s “Ethics Day,” with high school seniors, and supported programs that included FIRST® Robotics and Junior Achievement, among other activities that benefited the local community.

In addition to local outreach, Bechtel established Signature Program partnerships in 2012 to adopt a more strategic approach to its global Stewardship efforts. Bechtel partners with four nonprofits, FIRST®, DiscoverE, Junior Achievement, and Engineers Without Borders. By partnering we help build the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline; champion innovation; and use our engineering and construction expertise to support communities around the world. Bechtel’s local outreach and Signature Program partnerships makes it easy for employees to give back and assist communities like Reston. 

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About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Manufacturing & Technology; Mining & Metals; and Nuclear, Security & Environmental markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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