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Collaborative Initiatives

Building Responsibly

Building Responsibly is a group of leading engineering and construction companies working together to raise the bar in promoting the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.

Building Responsibly Overview


Who We Are


Building Responsibly is a group of leading engineering and construction companies working together to raise the bar in promoting the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.



Our Rationale


We have come together to foster and ensure a better working environment for workers in the engineering and construction sector. Doing so will allow us to more effectively respond to stakeholder, regulatory, and client expectations, and manage a more productive workforce. 



How We Work


Through Building Responsibly, we are working collectively to advance our programs by:

  • Adopting common principles and practices
  • Developing tools
  • Engaging workers, clients, governments, civil society, and international organizations
  • Driving innovation and continuous improvement


Our Focus


For 2018, Building Responsibly will establish the Building Responsibly Principles for members to adopt and promote across the engineering and construction industry.

These Principles will provide a framework for the development of good practice notes, implementation guides, and tools. They will also set the direction for engaging with subcontractors, recruitment agents, governments, and other key stakeholders in the construction and engineering value chain.



Why Join


  • Align more effectively with regulations and clients’ requirements 
  • Learn from and engage civil society stakeholders
  • Share with peers effective ways to help promote the rights and welfare of workers in the industry
  • Increase productivity by improving workplace management practices 

Building Responsibly Sustainable Development Goals Alignment

SDG icon, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG icon, Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Building Responsibly Companies

  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Fluor
  • Jacobs
  • MULTIPLEX Middle East
  • Vinci
  • Wood

Meet the Team for Building Responsibly

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Director, Collaborative Initiatives and Transport and Logistics

Paris


Jean-Baptiste Andrieu

Jean-Baptiste Andrieu

Associate Director

Paris


San Francisco


San Francisco


Talk to Us  
Contact the Building Responsibly team with any questions.

Our Insights on Building Responsibly

Building Responsibly: Turning Challenges to Opportunities in Engineering and Construction

Blog

Building Responsibly: Turning Challenges to Opportunities in Engineering and Construction

Building Responsibly—our new industry-led collaborative initiative with support from Humanity United—will enable construction and engineering companies to collaborate around their shared values, advance their programs through best-practice sharing, and more.

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Addressing Workers’ Rights in Engineering and Construction: Opportunities for Collaboration

Reports

Addressing Workers’ Rights in Engineering and Construction: Opportunities for Collaboration

In this report, we explore the challenges that construction and engineering companies share when it comes to workers' rights, provide recommendations for ways forward, and assess the feasibility of a collaborative group to address the issues. The working paper was conducted with funding from Humanity United.

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