Worker Welfare

Fluor firmly believes in supporting and protecting the health, safety, welfare, security and dignity of each worker on our projects. Ethical recruitment and employment practices, safe work practices, as well as safe and healthy living and working conditions are critical elements to delivering our work. We recognize that welfare arrangements and quality facilities not only improve workers’ health and well-being but also enhance performance, efficiency, and health and safety compliance. Such conditions are also essential to our mission of helping clients build a better and more sustainable world.

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships. We are further committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to instill confidence that modern slavery does not exist in our supply chain. Fluor is committed to the following:

  • All workers, irrespective of their nationality, gender, ethnicity, social status, race, religion or other protected characteristics, are treated fairly with regard to recruitment, employment and fair employment practices.
  • The use of misleading or fraudulent practices during recruitment of employees is not tolerated and charging recruitment fees to the employee is prohibited.
  • Forced, compulsory, bonded or indentured labor, human trafficking practices, or any other violations of human and labor rights in accordance with local, national or international standards, are not tolerated.
  • Child labor is not allowed.
  • All workers have access to personal documentation and passports.
  • Wage payments are made consistent with applicable law.
  • The dignity of workers is protected and preserved. Inhumane treatment, abuse and humiliating disciplinary action is not permitted.
  • All workers have freedom of movement outside normal working hours, unless there are legitimate safety or security issues that might threaten the health, safety and well-being of the worker.
  • A process is available for employees to report, without fear of retaliation, activity inconsistent with these worker welfare standards.
  • A clean, secure, safe and healthy working and living environment is provided.
  • Unrestricted access to clean water and toilet facilities is provided.
  • Worker accommodation standards contained in national or local regulations are considered as a baseline requirement.

Engineering & Construction Risk Institute

Fluor also sees a need for the engineering and construction sector to collectively identify the industry's worker welfare risks, sharing best practices and identifying collective action activities. In December 2015, Fluor led the effort to establish a Worker Welfare Special Interest Group under the Engineering & Construction Risk Institute (ECRI), which brought together engineering and construction companies from around the globe. In 2016, Fluor continued its work with ECRI where industry best practices were formalized.

Building Responsibly

Fluor is a founding member of Building Responsibly, an initiative of engineering and construction companies formed to address worker welfare issues globally. Through Building Responsibly, Fluor is working to advance its worker welfare programs by sharing best practices; agreeing on common approaches and standards; developing tools; and engaging clients, civil society, governments and international organizations. Fluor believes that working in voluntary cooperation with our peer companies, clients and suppliers is the best method to promote better working and living conditions worldwide.