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Collaborative Initiatives

Building Responsibly

Building Responsibly is a global business initiative for the engineering and construction industry to work together to help promote the rights and welfare of workers.

Building Responsibly Overview


Our Mission


To promote the rights and welfare of workers in the engineering and construction industry by developing common approaches and standards, sharing learning and tools, and engaging workers and other stakeholders on the specific challenges companies face



Our Focus


Building Responsibly will focus on three key areas of work that are particularly relevant to companies operating in the engineering and construction sector: 

  • Recruitment practices: Covers any issue connected with the recruitment of workers
  • Working and living conditions: Covers working and living conditions of workers directly employed by participating companies, including the issue of grievance mechanisms
  • Subcontractor and supply chain practices: Covers issues pertaining to the relationship between a company and its subcontractors and suppliers


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 Companies

  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • CH2M
  • Fluor
  • MULTIPLEX Middle East
  • Vinci

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


Anna de Vries

Anna de Vries

Coordinator, Collaborative Initiatives

Copenhagen


Dominic Kotas

Dominic Kotas

Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives

Paris


San Francisco


Peter Nestor

Peter Nestor

Associate Director

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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