Bechtel today recognized Stewardship Month activities in the U.S. by congratulating projects and employees at the company’s affiliated government projects that raised more than $9 million in 2014 and volunteered countless hours for those in need in their surrounding communities.
“These contributions and volunteer efforts are a testament to the integrity, community spirit, and dedication of these employees and project leadership,” said Craig Albert, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security and Environmental business unit. “They reflect our teams’ commitment to be strong and dependable community partners at all of our project locations.”
Examples at sites managed and operated by Bechtel with university and industry teammates include:
The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant and its employees donated funds and volunteer hours to local charities and organizations in southeastern Washington, including Toys for Tots, United Way, March of Dimes, and various educational institutions.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s annual employee giving campaign raised funds for charitable organizations in California and elsewhere through employee donations and a match from Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC, which manages the lab. LLNS also announced community gifts to 37 applicants to the company’s Community Gift Program.
Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC and its employees at the Pantex Plant in Texas and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee were active in charitable contributions, community events, and sponsorships through a new Community Commitment Plan announced in 2014.
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s annual employee giving campaign is a key contributor to charities in New Mexico and elsewhere, through donations from lab employees and a match from the lab’s management organization, Los Alamos National Security LLC. LANS also provided significant additional funding for education and economic development programs in New Mexico.
Employees at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project in Colorado, led by Bechtel National Inc., and the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project in Kentucky, managed by Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, donated significant funding to the United Way and other charitable organizations, volunteered more than 2,500 hours, and donated thousands of pounds of food to local food banks in 2014.
Additionally, employees participated in company-sponsored drives for school supplies and winter clothing; fundraising events for health-related causes; and educational events in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Bechtel is committed to supporting the communities that host our projects and offices. The company works side by side with customers, communities, contractors, government entities, and local organizations to establish common goals for the projects and the community. More information is available in the company’s sustainability report.
The company’s signature stewardship programs include FIRST Robotics, Junior Achievement, and Engineers Without Borders.