Bechtel Engineers a New Sustainability Agenda

Originally posted on GreenBiz 350 Podcast, Episode 69
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GreenBiz editor in chief Joel Makower spoke with Tam Nguyen, the global head of sustainability for Bechtel. Tam describes efforts to advance Bechtel's sustainability through newly announced 2030 goals and targets plus a unique partnership with Conservation International to build resilience in the Philippines. 

Listen to the full GreenBiz 350 Episode 69 here.

Bechtel Innovation and Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corporation

Global stressors — from water scarcity to modern-day slavery — are reinventing traditional business models across heavy industries that support a more secure, sustainable future.

Bechtel Executive Honored with Prestigious Black Women in Business Award

Charlene Wheeless recognized for professional achievements and contributions to the community by The Network Journal
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RESTON, Va., March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, today announced that Charlene Wheeless, principal vice president for Global Corporate Affairs, has been honored as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal, New York's leading Black professional and small-business magazine. Ms.

Bechtel Helps Launch “Building Responsibly” Initiative to Promote Global Worker Welfare

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RESTON, Va., March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, the leading global engineering, procurement, and construction firm today announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at improving worker safety and productivity standards for construction and engineering projects as well as for their relevant supply chains.

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World Opened Worldwide on Feb. 17

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Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, in partnership with film producer MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) and the American Society of Civil Engineers is supporting a new IMAX 3-D film, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World. On Feb. 15, Bechtel and its partners hosted a World Premiere at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater in Washington, DC. The film was released on Feb.

Bechtel Releases Annual Sustainability Report

Report highlights expertise to deliver next generation sustainable development
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Reston, Va., January 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — 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.

Bechtel delivers the most complex projects in the world for its customers. These feats are not only modern engineering marvels; they spur long-term prosperity and growth that transform countries and lives. Bechtel delivered for its customers, partners, and society:

Dream Big Film Should Change How We Talk About Engineering with K-12 Students

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Bechtel and its partners, MacGillivray Freeman Films, ASCE and DiscoverE  are gearing up to release the Dream Big film on February 17, 2017. The film premieres in 3D IMAX® and giant-screen theatres worldwide and should change how we talk about engineering with K-12 students. Dream Big is an up-close look at engineering wonders around the world and also showcases kids using engineering principles that can change their life and maybe impact our world.

How Infrastructure Companies Deliver Real Benefits

The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes.

by Craig Albert and Tam Nguyen

Sustainable infrastructure is a confluence of ideas. It’s physical, eco-friendly, and smart. It seeks to minimize costs and maximize the use of resources. It’s also global. The United Nations specifically mentioned infrastructure in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

The role of infrastructure is to provide essential services to societies and industries, including transportation networks, energy grids, and wastewater-treatment plants. Such projects are critical to economic development and to connecting people and ideas. 

Bechtel’s Latest Bridge: Low-Carbon Natural Gas


The expense and inefficiency of capturing carbon emissions from gas-fired power plants may no longer be a barrier to using the cheap, abundant fuel as a step in reaching both global development and climate targets. 


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