Sustainability. We plan and act for the future—for the long-term good of our company, our customers, and our world.
—from Bechtel’s Vision + Values
Bechtel’s commitment to sustainability means supporting our customers in meeting government, community, and financing requirements for sustainability.
Our sustainability group focuses on the following services:
As a global company, Bechtel is committed to environmental excellence around the world. From groundbreaking projects, to research, to activities in local communities, Bechtel and its employees are taking action to protect the environment at all levels.
A design and construction leader in emerging technology and the renewable energy markets, Bechtel is involved in exciting new prospects. Bechtel is partnered with BrightSource Energy to build Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal facility. Bechtel has also formed a strategic alliance with Calera to bring Calera’s carbon capture technology to commercial scale.
The company is also leading environmental clean up work for the United States government in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and building a first-of-its-kind nuclear waste treatment facility in Hanford, Washington. In addition, teams led by Bechtel and the University of California manage and operate two premiere institutions for scientific research — Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories.
Bechtel engineers, many considered to be leaders in their fields, are involved in research focused on engineering and the environment. Read some of their findings:
Efforts are underway at all Bechtel offices around the world to create an environmentally friendly workplace, and the company’s Washington, D.C. office was awarded LEED-Platinum status by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Other initiatives include: