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Sustainability and Citizenship


Identifying, creating and delivering innovation to help preserve our planet.


Our projects meld economic, community and environmental needs and span many sectors. We also respect water as an essential resource, protecting it through our Water Infrastructure work and our involvement with Ocean Conservancy.

Our track record of diverse and detailed work throughout the world means we play an important role in the creation of sustainable infrastructure, helping others think ahead and preserve our planet through commercially effective solutions. We aggregate and share this knowledge through identifying and creating new opportunities to integrate sustainable solutions as well as delivering solutions directly for our clients.

Sustainability in Action

Whether at conception, financing, design, delivery or measurement, we are influencing and helping our clients think ahead. Our work ranges from delivering affordable and reliable energy solutions to shaping and proving new sustainable alternatives.

Protecting Water

We work with water utilities and other commercial organizations to develop the best and most advanced ways to clean, move, control and conserve water.
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International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)


Since 2008, an average of close to 1,000 Black & Veatch professionals and family members every year across the world volunteer with the Ocean Conservancy to remove thousands of pounds of trash from the world’s waterways.

Black & Veatch’s commitment to sustainability has an immediate, positive effect on the environment. In 2018, by the numbers:

216 bags totaling 2,282 pounds of trash were collected


Participants were from eight countries and 25 offices in the US, Asia and Europe


Volunteers for a total of 25 cleanup sites


More than 700 volunteers represented Black & Veatch at clean up sites


*A number of our planned sites were affecting by adverse weather conditions in 2018, lowering our impact compared to previous years


*In addition a number of offices coordinated with local municipalities and these efforts are not included in the above trash collection tallies


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