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13 March 2018

Jacobs response re: human rights commitment following acquisition of CH2M

Author: Steven J. Demetriou, Jacobs Engineering Group

...While we have strong systems in place, we consider the acquisition of CH2M an opportunity to enhance our human rights program even further... Jacobs recognizes the significance of CH2M's leadership on human rights and has already begun working to...

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13 March 2018

Engineering & construction co. Jacobs commits to enhancing human rights program following acquisition of CH2M


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27 June 2017

Launch of cross-sector Responsible Labor Initiative to address forced labour

Author: Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

Responsible Labor Initiative Launches to Promote Rights of Workers Vulnerable to Forced Labor, 26 June 2017...

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15 March 2017

Verité Welcomes the Formation of Building Responsibly

Author: Verite

Verité welcomes the formation of Building Responsibly, an engineering and construction industry initiative, supported by Humanity United...Verité congratulates the six inaugural member companies – AMEC Foster Wheeler, Bechtel Corporation, CH2M, Fluor,...

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6 March 2017

Coalition of construction & engineering companies, "Building Responsibly", advances agenda to protect workers' rights in the industry

In February 2017, six major engineering and construction companies - Bechtel, CH2M (now Jacobs), Flour, Multiplex, Vinci and Wood - formed an industry-led coalition called "Building Responsibly" aimed at promoting workers' rights and welfare. In June...

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28 February 2017

Building Responsibly is the Way Forward

Author: David Segall, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, in Fair Observer (USA)

[S]ix major engineering and construction companies—CH2M Hill, Vinci SA, Amec Foster Wheeler, Bechtel Corporation, Fluor Corporation and Multiplex—are hosting the inaugural meeting of a new industry-led coalition called Building Responsibly. The group...

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12 July 2016

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

Author: Jean-Baptiste Andrieu, Aude Ucla & Michaela Lee, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

BSR conducted research to assess the feasibility of setting up a collaborative initiative that would address challenges that engineering and construction companies face to uphold workers’ rights in their operations and subcontracting supply chains......

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18 December 2015

New ITUC Report “Qatar: Profit and Loss” Workers Paying with Lives as Companies Extract Billions in Profit

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The report ...warns construction companies, hotels, retail chains and UK and US Universities the cost of doing business in a slave state. “Every CEO operating in Qatar is aware that their profits are driven by appallingly low wage levels – wages that...

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25 August 2015

World Water Week: CH2M earns Stockholm Industry Water Award

Author: WaterWorld

[The Stockholm International Water Institute] presented the Stockholm Industry Water Award to CH2M, a global engineering company, for its leadership in potable water reuse. CEO and Chairman Jacque Hinman accepted the award, which was established in...

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15 July 2015

Senate FIFA Inquiry to Include Plight of Construction Workers in Qatar

Author: Barry Meier, New York Times

...On Wednesday, a United States Senate subcommittee is expected to examine those issues [situation of migrant construction workers in Qatar] as part of a hearing into the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. The...

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