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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Fluor’s 2016 community project helps to build clean water booth in India

IRVING, US: Fluor Corporation has selected “building a clean water kiosk for safe drinking water in India,” promoting Uthaan in Gurgaon, India, as its 2016 best-in-class community improvement project.
Uthaan, a Gurgaon-based non-government organisation (NGO) that does charitable work, created a clean water kiosk (booth) in India, which will be operated by graduates of the Welfare Center for the Hearing and Speech Impaired School. The project has the potential to benefit more than 200,000 people, as the kiosk is located at a major transportation hub where passengers commute on a daily basis.
The project was chosen from among 10 employee-led community improvement projects that received funding from Fluor’s $100,000 Global Community Project Fund earlier in 2016. The project will receive $10,000 to supplement the original $10,000 grant.
Communities around the globe benefit from Fluor’s Global Community Project Fund. Volunteers are essential to the success of the projects, with over 500 employees volunteering more than 2,800 hours to bring the 10 projects to fruition.
One year after project completion, Fluor expects the 10 Global Community Project Fund projects to directly result in:
  • 143,000 meals provided to the hungry
  • 9 community-serving facilities refurbished or rebuilt
  • 2 acres of land restored and beautified
  • 30 individuals provided with job skills training to further their education and employment
  • 85 students provided with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) awareness, training or enrichment
  • 700 children with disabilities receiving life skills enrichment
  • 280 trees and shrubs planted throughout communities
  • 200,000+ lives positively impacted
In honour of the company’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2012, Fluor established the $100,000 Centennial Community Fund, now the Global Community Project Fund. Beginning in February 2016, Fluor employees nominated community improvement projects benefiting local charitable organisations. Ten winners were selected through an online worldwide public vote, with each receiving $10,000 from the $100,000 fund, as well as Fluor volunteers to help execute their community projects.
“I certainly would like to thank Fluor’s management and the project’s core team for giving us the opportunity to work on such a noble project and creating this drinking water kiosk, which is the first of its kind in Gurgaon,” said Sanjay Kaushik, president of Uthaan.
“The Global Community Project Fund helps unite Fluor employees around the world, providing the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people in the communities where we live and work. Through the fund and other initiatives and partnerships, we strive to leave a sustainable impact in our communities that addresses critical basic human needs,” said Mark Landry, senior VP and chief human resources officer for Fluor.
“The Uthaan project in Gurgaon, India stood out because it provides solutions to two major concerns in the Gurgaon community: the need for clean drinking water facilities at transit points for thousands of commuters and the creation of job opportunities for the deaf and non-verbal community,” said Torrence Robinson, Fluor’s senior director of global community affairs and president of the Fluor Foundation.
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