Fluor's Supplier Diversity Program

Supplier diversity is an integral component of Fluor's sustainability program, which contributes to environmental stewardship, economic growth and social progress. The Supplier Diversity Program aligns with Fluor corporate and client goals as well as standards of the U.S. Government for diverse businesses.

Diverse supplier categories include, but are not limited to, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, historically underutilized business and Small Business Administration (SBA)-defined small businesses. The program proactively identifies new diverse businesses through research, diversity council partnerships, participation in trade fairs, workshops and conferences.

Fluor holds its supply chain accountable to high standards for business practices, including adherence to fair business practices, U.S. federal, state and municipal laws of the prime contract and Fluor's business code of conduct for suppliers and contractors.

Why Supplier Diversity Matters at Fluor

Diverse businesses contribute significantly to Fluor's overarching goal of providing clients with high-quality services at competitive cost. Diverse businesses make us more inclusive, stronger, resilient and better able to handle the challenges of the future, enhancing the achievements of our employees, clients, shareholders and communities.

Expanding Supplier Diversity

Our supplier diversity efforts are bolstered by our involvement with various advocacy organizations throughout the U.S. that support the growth and development of diverse businesses.

Fluor is a corporate member of regional and national diversity councils and has representation on local diversity boards. These organizations include the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Fluor also supports federal programs with the Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and others by participating in and providing sponsorships for supplier outreach and networking events.

To streamline the sometimes-challenging entry process that diverse businesses may encounter in bidding for work with large corporations, Fluor hosts programs and seminars on industry-specific topics such as “How to Do Business” in various business segments. These programs are geared to help develop and support the growth of diverse businesses in the marketplace.

In 2021, Fluor's spend with diverse suppliers was 18% of total U.S. spend. Fluor has established a target for 25% of its U.S. supplier spend to be with diverse suppliers and contractors by 2023.

Operating in more than 60 countries around the globe, Fluor takes our commitment to supplier diversity and local content spend seriously. In 2021, 78% of Fluor's total spend, or approximately $4.8 billion, was with local suppliers and contractors. Fluor defines local as in-country, which aligns with the World Bank's definition.

Diversity Awards

In 2021, the Walsh-Fluor team constructing the $2.1 billion Red-Purple Line Modernization Project for the Chicago Transit Authority received the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Innovator of the Year Award from the Federation of Women Contractors for its Building Small Business Program that secured more than $5.5 million in loans for small businesses since January 2020.

Annie Lidge, director of Fluor’s Supplier Diversity Program, was named 2021 Corporate Champion at the Diversity Summit for her dedication to fostering connections and providing developmental growth opportunities for diverse businesses in the supply chain. Along with this award, Lidge received a proclamation signed by Houston, Texas, Mayor Sylvester Turner declaring December 9, 2021, as Annie Lidge Day in the city.

Annie Lidge receiving an award.

Annie Lidge honored in Houston.

Supplier Diversity Commitment

We take pride in our long-standing commitment to supplier diversity.

Read Fluor's Supplier Diversity Policy.