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.