Putting people’s welfare at the heart of infrastructure delivery
Good health, access to education, the opportunity to work, an environment where women can thrive without fear of threat. These are just a few of the social privileges that are hard fought-for in many developing communities.
At bechtel.org we believe that infrastructure is a force for social good.
Impact Infrastructure—that is, infrastructure that is tied to the wellbeing of communities—is our promise and our purpose.
"We started bechtel.org to help build resilient and sustainable communities. We’re seeking projects and partnerships that can produce scalable solutions for underserved communities around the world." – Brendan Bechtel, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Bechtel
As a social enterprise, bechtel.org was established to deliver Impact Infrastructure to help improve the lives of people.
Every project starts with a social need – for example, tackling life-threatening illnesses or establishing a safe haven for women to prosper. From there, we work closely with local communities, agencies, and experts, and draw upon Bechtel’s global engineering, construction and project management experience, to develop a framework for project delivery.
The Sumaq Wasi project in the remote Peruvian Andes aims to reverse the rising number of illnesses and deaths brought on by extreme frost. Download the project fact sheet.
To learn more about the voices and thinking behind Impact Infrastructure, read our report.
Applying our three pillars of impact, bechtel.org partners with communities and stakeholders to identify the social need; help design and deliver infrastructure solutions; and share the data and lessons learned to maximize the benefits.