RESTON, Va., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction company, today announced that it received the 2016 Best of Reston Community Service Award from the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones. Six individual and two corporate honorees were recognized for making a difference in the lives of others in the community.
Bechtel was selected as a Corporate Business Leader for providing its employees opportunities to create positive impact throughout the Reston community and Dulles Corridor, by encouraging them to follow through on their own purpose-driven interests and passions.
"Stewardship is a way for our company and, most importantly, our employee volunteers, to have a positive effect in local communities around the world," said Barbara Rusinko, executive vice president of Bechtel's Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. "These efforts build on our values of sustainability, ethics, and integrity, and create a culture where our employees are proud of the work they do on projects and in the community."
Bechtel employees worked with Reston area schools, including Lake Anne elementary, Langston Hughes middle, and South Lakes high in helping to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Bechtel volunteers also participated in the Reston Chamber's "Ethics Day," with high school seniors, and supported programs that included FIRST® Robotics and Junior Achievement, among other activities that benefited the local community.
In addition to local outreach, Bechtel established Signature Program partnerships in 2012 to adopt a more strategic approach to its global Stewardship efforts. Bechtel partners with four nonprofits, FIRST®, DiscoverE, Junior Achievement, and Engineers Without Borders. By partnering we help build the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline; champion innovation; and use our engineering and construction expertise to support communities around the world. Bechtel's local outreach and Signature Program partnerships makes it easy for employees to give back and assist communities like Reston.
Read more about Bechtel in communities around the world.
Cornerstones has reached out to 250,000 neighbors in need, helping them overcome tough economic times in an already high cost-of-living region. Through advocacy and support services, we connect our clients to the vital resources they need to help build more stable families and self-sufficient lives and provide a comprehensive array of programs that solve urgent or on-going requirements for housing, childcare, food or financial assistance. For more information, please visit www.cornerstonesva.org or call 571.323.9555.
About Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
Since 1982, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce has been the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our 670 members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor/Western Fairfax. Learn more at www.RestonChamber.org or call 703.707.9045.
Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. www.bechtel.com
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