Sustainability & Citizenship
We are achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by thinking and acting together.
At Black & Veatch, we are committed to continuous improvement for our friends, families, neighbors, clients and communities. Sustainability is ingrained into our strategy, our company's purpose, our work with clients, our operations and our culture: every employee-owner of the company.
Mitigating and adapting to climate change, decarbonizing supply chains, protecting our water, creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce are just some of the challenges we are committed to addressing head on. Together with our clients, partners and investors, our work designing and building tomorrow's infrastructure will play a powerful role in improving sustainable outcomes.
We share the conviction that open and transparent business practices, partnerships and innovation in sustainable infrastructure will help us deliver on our mission, and help our clients achieve the outcomes they seek.
A Letter from our CEO
Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
The beginning of a new year is always a great time for reflection, even more so when it’s the beginning of a new decade. At Black & Veatch, we design and build projects to operate for decades, so the long view comes naturally. It was with this spirit we undertook a series of initiatives to embrace the world we see today and prepare for the world we want in the years ahead.Read the Letter
We have several initiatives to help our professionals, and the local leaders, and talent we hire to execute major projects, to be safe and healthy, both at work and beyond.
Our projects meld economic, community and environmental needs and span many sectors. We also take a special interest in water as an essential resource.
Enriching communities through influencing personal and economic growth. We seek to improve STEM skills, create jobs and grow the prosperity of communities where we work.
At Black & Veatch, we strive to protect the earth’s natural resources while delivering resilient, compliant and sustainable infrastructure. Our environmental specialists and partner agencies develop feasible and cost-effective solutions to the challenges of building in fragile and sensitive locations.Learn More
Our Commitments to Sustainability
Black & Veatch is committed to continuously improving its Corporate Sustainability and is a signatory of the following commitments to help guide and focus our progress:
- United Nations Global Compact
- The CEO Water Mandate
- United Nations Caring for Climate
- CEO Action for Diversity and inclusion™
Enabling your Journey to Sustainable Solutions
By installing and managing our own microgrid in our World Headquarters, Black & Veatch professionals are able to evaluate the latest energy technologies and resources as part of its ongoing operation. This means our energy experts can more effectively serve clients who plan to install and test these advanced new energy systems. As an added benefit, Black & Veatch is reducing its energy costs while providing its engineers with hands-on experience with these innovative technologies.