Verité welcomes the formation of Building Responsibly, an engineering and construction industry initiative, supported by Humanity United. Verité has been engaged in the engineering and construction sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council region for several years, assisting those companies and organizations who want to ensure the ethical recruitment and treatment of the millions of migrant workers employed in the sector.
For the last couple of years, we participated in a stakeholder engagement process initiated by CH2M, a Verité client, with the Institute of Human Rights and Business (IHRB) aimed at convening an industry-led collaboration to promote the rights and welfare of workers.
Verité congratulates the six inaugural member companies – AMEC Foster Wheeler, Bechtel Corporation, CH2M, Fluor, MULTIPLEX Middle East, and Vinci – who held the first formal meeting of the collaboration in February 2017. The initiative, which is open to engineering and construction companies committed to respecting the rights and welfare of workers will be facilitated by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).
Verité is particularly pleased that Building Responsibly will focus on three key industry issues that impact workers in the sector – company recruitment practices, working and living conditions, and subcontractor and supply chain practices. We look forward to supporting the member companies in their commitment to ethical migrant worker recruitment and safe, fair, and legal working conditions.
For more information please contact Declan Croucher.