Bechtel Releases Annual Sustainability Report

22 July 2015 RESTON, Virginia

Report Highlights Groundbreaking Sustainability Work 

Bechtel announced today the release of its annual Sustainability Report, showcasing projects and innovations that are delivering sustainable cities, fostering cleaner energy, and preserving scarce water resources worldwide. 

“In every project we undertake, no matter the scale, we place a core focus on protecting people and the environment, as well as promoting local economic development and partnering with communities and society” said Bechtel Global Corporate Affairs Manager, Charlene Wheeless “This is being done in an age of rising urbanization, growing water scarcity, and finding new paths to energy security." 

Added Tam Nguyen, the company’s global head of sustainability: “Global megatrends are changing the way we design, construct, and operate critical structures and systems. Today, Bechtel colleagues around the world are addressing these challenges to create solutions that will benefit society in the long run.”

Notable examples highlighted in the report include:

  • Preserving Chile’s scarce groundwater while developing one of the largest desalinated water supply systems in the world for two copper concentrators in the Andes
  • Reducing particulate emissions by 85 percent while constructing Crossrail, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe.
  • Delivering natural gas to 1.5 million homes across Texas through some of the cleanest, most efficient gas-fueled power plants developed to-date.
  • Achieving the best safety record in the company’s 117-year history.
  • Spending more than $17 billion on goods and services from more than 14,000 suppliers and subcontractors in 70 different countries.
  • Empowering 110,000 children, adolescents, and adults around the world through Bechtel’s community development partnerships.

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 Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

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