Employees at Balfour Beatty Construction participate in second annual Ecoengaged Olympics

Employees at Balfour Beatty Construction participate in second annual Ecoengaged Olympics

Employees at Balfour Beatty Construction Services US participate in 19 days of ecoengaged challenges.

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Balfour Beatty Construction employees in Charlotte "go green" for wear green day, all part of Sustainability Month at the company.

Balfour Beatty Construction employees in Portland take a stroll as part of "Walk Your Lunch Off" day during Sustainability Month at the company.

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 9:15am

CONTENT: Press Release

DALLAS – June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of a global Sustainability Awareness Month in May among all Balfour Beatty companies, employees at Balfour Beatty Construction Services US participated in 19 days of “ecoengaged challenges” to help make an impact on the environment, while also raising awareness about the many ways sustainability helps build a better community.  From carpools and cardio to clients and caffeine, Balfour Beatty employees in the U.S. achieved impressive results.  

While some of the daily challenges were difficult to measure in output, the following were tangible results achieved through active employee participation in this event:

  • More than 260 employees went lights out for an entire work day, saving approximately 7 hours of electricity for each person.
  • On “buy local” day, employees spent an average of $84 in their communities to support local businesses and help reduce the footprint of imported goods/services.
  • 425 trees will be donated to the Arbor Day Foundation to honor each employee who participated in wear green day.
  • On workout Wednesday, hundreds of employees logged 30 to 60 minutes of cardio exercise of some type.
  • In effort to help those who are less fortunate, $5,500 in food was donated to local food banks and charities.
  • By carpooling and using public transportation, employees collectively saved more than 9,000 miles through shared methods of transportation.

 “This program is a positive way to show how each individual can impact the three pillars of our sustainability initiative – economic, social, and environmental,” said Tracy Browne, the company’s corporate vice president of sustainability. “Not only did the Olympics involve so many of us, but it showed the variety of items that contribute to sustainability and what an impact we can have together as a group.”

Balfour Beatty hosts Sustainability Month globally among 50,000+ employees worldwide. Each operating company chooses different ways to engage employees and encourage participation.

To learn more about the company’s sustainability vision, focusing on three areas: profitable markets, healthy communities, and environmental limits, visit the company’s website at www.balfourbeattyus.com/sustainability.

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About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector.  With more than 2,400 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine, four years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive.  To learn more about the company, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

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