Community Impact Report Q4 2018

Feature Story: Employee Giving Drives Social Impact, Raises $5.9 Million

Each year during Fluor’s Employee Giving Campaign, employees volunteer and generously give to support local charities and causes that strengthen their communities. This year, Fluor employees joined forces to raise more than $5.9 million, setting a new record for employee giving.

Through the campaign, employees are able to give to the health and human services organizations they care about most. The positive impact of employees’ contributions is magnified by Fluor’s 50-percent match.

Nearly 50 Fluor office and project site locations created fun and engaging campaigns that invited employees to make a difference. Campaign chairmen tailored their local activities to fit their employee bases – from lip sync battles to silent auctions.

This year, the U.S. campaign raised nearly $5.2 million, and the Canadian campaign raised more than $750,000. Overall, the campaign saw a five-percent increase in dollars raised, and leadership giving (gifts of $1,000 or more) increased by two percent over last year.

“There are so many charities that serve our communities well, and to be able to partner with those organizations through our campaign makes being a part of it that much more fulfilling,” said Reginald Smith, Employee Giving Campaign chairman, Houston. “Everyone's purpose in life should be to serve, and the giving campaign gives employees at Fluor an opportunity to do so.”

By giving together, Fluor employees have raised more than $99 million since 1949, transforming lives and helping communities flourish. Together, we build prosperity and empower progress in the communities where our employees live and work.

As a corporate citizen committed to social responsibility, Fluor makes a sustainable impact wherever we operate – not only through our clients’ projects, but through community engagement, employee volunteerism and philanthropy. Fluor applies its resources and expertise to make a significant difference in social services, education, community and economic development, and the environment.

Southern California employees kick off the 2018 Employee Giving Campaign

Southern California employees kick off the 2018 Employee Giving Campaign

AMECO and its employees increased giving by 10 percent in 2018

AMECO and its employees increased giving by 10 percent in 2018

Fluor Partner Profile: Fluor Helps Families Find a Place to Call Home

Jane (who requested that Fluor withhold her full name), a single mom of two boys with autism living in Orange County, California, was going through a challenging time in her life. She was a domestic abuse survivor and didn’t have a job or a stable place to call home. She wanted desperately to provide for her sons and give them the life she always wanted them to have, a life beyond the government assistance she was receiving.

Driven by this desire, Jane returned to school, received a healthcare license and began working at a local hospital. However, with only working part time in the evening and the added expense of therapy for her two sons, she still wasn’t able to gain the stability she sought.

In 2015, her search for affordable housing led her to Families Forward, a non-profit organization in Southern California dedicated to helping families in crisis regain financial stability and self-sufficiency. The organization helped her find affordable housing and support services, such as access to its food pantry, counseling, educational tools and encouragement. Jane now lives in her own apartment, has reliable transportation, maintains a steady job and provides stability for her thriving sons.

Jane’s story is just one of many success stories from Families Forward. According to the Orange County Point-In-Time report, there are nearly 5,000 homeless individuals and families throughout Orange County, with limited shelter options. Fluor recognized this need and has partnered with Families Forward since 2009, contributing more than $115,000 to its Homeless Prevention and Housing Program. The support from Fluor has allowed 33 families to receive housing assistance for four to six months.

Each family in the Housing Program receives services to ensure they become independent when they graduate from the program. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which is the most recent data available, the Housing Program served 203 families. Today, 97 percent of those families remain in permanent housing one year after graduating from the program, and 76 percent have increased or maintained their current income.

Beyond funding, Fluor volunteers distribute food to 900 families during Families Forward’s Thanksgiving food basket distribution, and Fluor Cares contributes to purchase turkeys and other food items for holiday food boxes. For the last four years through our Building Futures program, Fluor and its employees have provided backpacks and school supplies to Families Forward for 450 low-income students. Collection drives are held at both Fluor Southern California locations, and employees have generously donated canned food, diapers and baby wipes to support the needs of the organization’s food pantry.

Fluor’s partnership with Families Forward has grown throughout the years, as the company has increased its assistance to the organization’s programs through volunteerism, in-kind donations and financial contributions.

Fluor Cares volunteers present a check to Families Forward for holiday meals

Fluor Cares volunteers present a check to Families Forward for holiday meals

Volunteers sort food in preparation for Thanksgiving distribution

Volunteers sort food in preparation for Thanksgiving distribution

Fluor Cares volunteers proudly display a small portion of trash removed from the Trinity River Audubon Center cleanup in Dallas

Fluor Cares volunteers proudly display a small portion of trash removed from the Trinity River Audubon Center cleanup in Dallas

Fluor Cares volunteers in Kazakhstan begin the office’s first Global Shore Cleanup event

Fluor Cares volunteers in Kazakhstan begin the office’s first Global Shore Cleanup event

Fluor Cares Profile: Working Together for Cleaner Water

Safe water is critical for environmental conservation and enhancing people’s quality of life. The importance of clean water is why Fluor organizes the annual Global Shore Cleanup along oceans, rivers and lakes.

This year, approximately 230 Fluor volunteers from seven offices took to shorelines in the cleanup effort, removing more than 12,100 pounds of garbage and 4,400 pounds of recyclable waste. The initiative also welcomed the participation of two new office locations this year, Chile and Kazakhstan.

“Fluor's Global Shore Cleanup initiative continues to bring teams together from across the globe in an effort to help our local communities and reinforce Fluor's commitment to the environment,” said Tanya Aguilar, Community Affairs coordinator, Southern California. “All of the volunteers made a tremendous impact in their communities. It is amazing to see just how much trash has been removed by our participating sites in the past six years – over 55 tons of trash and recyclables collected.”

Fluor has a commitment to responsible stewardship of the environment and invests in programs that preserve and enhance natural resources and habitats throughout communities.