Social Progress | Black & Veatch
Corporate Sustainability

Social Progress

We align with our clients’ efforts in developing and operating sustainable infrastructure that improves quality of life and provides critical resources in communities around the world; we also commit to initiatives and meaningful partnerships that create a fairer and safer world.

Social Progress

Our clients’ infrastructure assets improve people’s quality of life and provide critical resources, often community-wide. They are at the heart of the communities they serve and have an influential role in advancing quality of life. Together, we are working to create a cleaner, more prosperous and equitable world, now and in the future. 

As we build a more sustainable future together, we aim to continuously improving management systems that enable and support safe operations, cultivate diverse and inclusive ideas and support initiatives and organizations that advance STEM education, gender equality and humanitarian aid in global disasters.

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Safety & Health

We’re committed to work environments where safety and health are pre-planned into every task, one day at a time, with a mindset that every injury is preventable. Our goal is zero injuries, and we provide our clients and our professionals with the time, equipment and training necessary to achieve it.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In a world that is constantly changing, having a workforce with a variety of skills, experience and personal stories empowers us as a whole to elevate our abilities and innovate more. We strive to cultivate and embrace an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace.

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Black & Veatch Foundation

Our long standing Black & Veatch Foundation coordinates donations to organizations and programs worldwide, encouraging our professionals’ further charitable participation. BV Foundation is centered on areas including STEM education, gender equality, humanitarian aid and our Signature Programs.

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Black & Veatch partners with organizations to provide programming and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for students through the growSTEM initiative.

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Our Commitments to Social Progress

Our commitments to social progress as part of our  2020-2023 Sustainability Strategy will align existing programs with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global best practices. These commitments reflect the priorities of Black & Veatch’s employee-owners and clients, bolstering our mission to solve humanity’s critical infrastructure challenges. 

Health, Safety & Security

Purpose: Continuously improve management systems that enable and support operating safely.

● We will launch new “Strengthening Safety Culture” and “Improving Safety Competency” training programs and
launch a Positive Leading Indicators safety program.
● Achieve Corporate Voluntary Protection Program status.

Benefit: Improve the physical and mental well-being of our professionals.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Purpose: Cultivate and embrace an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Commitment: BV is committed to advancing racial and ethnic diversity; elevating and advancing women; embracing LGBTQIA+ authenticity at work; and creating an inclusive, accessible workplace for persons with disabilities.

Benefit: Embracing diversity of experiences and perspectives strengthens BV’s culture and enables innovation.

Black & Veatch Foundation & Community Partnerships

Purpose: Align our giving with BV’s Mission and Core Values, and with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Commitment: Through the Black & Veatch Foundation, align our giving with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: STEM education, gender equality, humanitarian aid in global disasters, and our Signature Programs.

Benefit: Create significant, measurable impact in the communities where we live and work.

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