Sustainability at work – 2014 Report

Economic impact

Economic impact

What we do creates long-lasting value for clients, end-users, employees, partners and societies worldwide.

Our 40,000 employees are directly improving communities and people’s quality of life. Together we’re contributing to national, regional and municipal economies with revenue-generating projects. These projects deliver the innovative, sustainable solutions the world is calling for.

We’re one of very few firms with the resources, capabilities and experience to invest in, design, build, then operate and maintain infrastructure and facilities that enhance lives. On every project, our goal is to maximize our local presence along with the economic and social benefits to local stakeholders.

How we create stakeholder value


Our world-class project delivery capabilities have been honed and proven in thousands of global projects.

Sustainable project execution

Delivering world-class project execution at every life-cycle phase is how we help develop economies and create prosperity. And to be “world class” today, a project needs to be sustainable in its design, implementation, operation and legacy.

That’s why we strive to consistently apply sustainable technologies and best practices on all client projects. Providing strategies for reducing a project’s environmental footprint and maximizing its life-cycle value is part of our approach. So is creating shared value with our clients and the communities we operate in. For clients, this means successfully delivering projects with low lifetime costs. For communities, it’s about sourcing, hiring and investing locally.

Local Resources Development Initiative™: a shared-value approach
Our best-in-class Local Resources Development Initiative (LRDI™) focuses on creating shared value between our projects and local rights-holders, governments and other community stakeholders. It makes the economic and social development of host communities a key priority. Since 1997, we’ve partnered with clients to successfully integrate LRDI into a dozen projects worldwide.

The economic benefits generated by LRDI include:

  • reducing client costs by using local labour and suppliers
  • improving project profitability
  • creating local jobs
  • building local capacity, opportunities and wealth
  • strengthening local businesses, supply chains

For more information on LRDI, see Communities.