Announcing Building Responsibly

Left to Right: Tam Nguyen, Bechtel; Philip Vaughn, Fluor; Peter Nestor, BSR; Tawny Chritton, CH2M; Sarah Tesei, Vinci; Catherine Chen, HU; Susannah McLaren, Amec Foster Wheeler; Stephen Smith, Multiplex-Middle East; Jean-Baptiste Andrieu, BSR

On February 28, six leading companies from the engineering and construction sectorsAmec Foster Wheeler, Bechtel, CH2M, Fluor, Multiplex Middle East, and Vinci announced the launch of Building Responsibly, a global initiative to help promote the rights and welfare of workers. Building Responsibly will enable companies to further advance their programs by sharing best practices, agreeing on common approaches and standards, developing tools, and engaging clients, civil society, governments and international organizations.

The launch of Building Responsibly is the product of two years of stakeholder engagement led by CH2M, with support from the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), and Humanity United.

Going forward, Humanity United will continue to support the initiative’s programmatic work in three primary areas: Improving recruitment practices, strengthening subcontractor management, and enhancing living and working conditions for workers. We look forward to working with Building Responsibly to harness the engineering and construction sector’s ingenuity to promote and uphold the rights and welfare of workers around the world.

“We are thrilled to see this initiative become a reality and are looking forward to substantive and impactful collaboration with our industry peers and others to effect positive change for workers, companies, and our clients around the world,” said Tawny Chritton, Director of Social Impact for CH2M and the newly elected Chair of the Building Responsibly Steering Committee.

Membership of Building Responsibly is open to engineering and construction companies that are committed to respecting the rights and welfare of workers. For information about joining the initiative, contact Tawny Chritton at Tawny.Chritton@ch2m.com or Jean-Baptiste Andrieu at JBAndrieu@bsr.org.

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