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Sustainability & Citizenship

Good Governance

As a values-based and employee-owned engineering, construction and consulting company, good governance is an integral component of our company strategy. 

 

Our vision for creating a sustainable future integrates important considerations for operating ethically and executing projects with sustainable design in mind. As a values-based and employee-owned engineering, construction and consulting company, we aim to continuously improve management systems that enable and support operating ethically and with integrity.

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Core-Based Ethics and Compliance Program

Black & Veatch manages an industry-leading ethics and compliance program, where we continue to report more than 99% completion of training programs. The program includes training, engagement and enforcement, integrating 17 compliance practices.  We also adhere to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-corruption legislation, such as the U.K. Bribery Act. 

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Investing in Innovation

We seek to cultivate leadership and knowledge of sustainability throughout all levels of our organization, reflecting our culture of continuous improvement and our drive for innovation. 

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Supplier Diversity

Black & Veatch is committed to working with diverse suppliers and business partners.  Our global network of qualified suppliers and subcontractors includes:

  • Small Businesses (SBE)
  • Small Disadvantaged Enterprises (SDB)
  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • HUBZone Enterprises
  • Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (SDVBE)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB)
  • LGBT Business Enterprises
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI)
  • National Institute for the Blind/National Institute for the Severely Handicapped (NIB/NISH)

Our Commitments to Good Governance

Through an internal materiality assessment and review of client sustainability goals, good governance emerged as a key element to be integrated into the Black & Veatch 2020-2023 Sustainability Strategy. 

Sustainability Policy Governs Operations and Project Execution

Purpose: Advance sustainability while delivering critical human infrastructure.

Commitment: We will expand the use of sustainability principles into all project execution manuals.

Benefit: Infrastructure that reduces negative outcomes and increases positive outcomes across the economic, social and environmental aspects of a project’s lifecycle.

Business, Ethics & Anti-Corruption

Purpose: Continuously improve management systems that enable and support operating ethically and with integrity.

Commitment: We will maintain an ISO 37001-compliant, anti-bribery management system across BV’s global operations and seek to obtain ISO 37001 certification for three offices per year

Benefit: Maintain our reputation of operating with the highest level of integrity and the highest standards in ethics, morals, fairness and professionalism.

Good Governance in Action

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