Balfour Beatty Construction


In 1983, the United Nations formed the World Commission on Environment and Development, known as the Brundtland Commission, to address growing concern “about the accelerating deterioration of the human environment and natural resources and the consequences of that deterioration for economic and social development.”

The report of the Commission, Our Common Future, was published in 1987. It defined sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The report laid out the concept that sustainability depends upon a balance of economic, environmental, and social concerns.  When any one of those three areas receives a weight greater than the other two, an imbalance results, and sustainability is suspended.

That is the basis for our Balfour Beatty Construction Sustainability Vision: a balance of concern for Profitable Markets, Environmental Limits, and Healthy Communities.

We believe at the heart of a sustainable business lies the creation, care, and responsible use of assets – whether those assets be people or time, capital investment, land use or water, we must use those resources responsibly.

We believe that profitable markets, healthy communities, and environmental limits are not competing interests; they are shared outcomes that closely align with one another.

For the stability and prosperity of our business, our clients, our partners, and our people …

For the development, safety, and health of our employees and their families …

For the betterment of the communities in which we live and work …

And for future generations and the world they will inhabit …

… we are committed to the challenge of becoming, and maintaining, a sustainable business.
For the people and leaders of Balfour Beatty Construction,
it is a collective responsibility.

  • Sustainability

    Brown_Tracy_cropped-for-web.jpgLearn how Balfour Beatty Construction has evolved its committment to being a truly sustainable company. Watch the video.


  • Safety & Zero Harm

    We commit to involve the hearts and minds of all our people to deliver Zero Harm.

  • Community Service

    Across the nation, Balfour Beatty Spirit! teams participate in activities to improve the quality of life in their communities. Here are just a few examples of our numerous efforts.