Community Motivates Us
Willbros maintains strong relationships in the communities in which we live and work. We treat our client and field sites with respect, and endeavor to use local resources wherever and whenever sensible and available.
Our responsibility as a corporate citizen is important to us. We believe in One Willbros and give back where we can. Willbros employees have organized food and toy drives, and raised funds for the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and United Way. We’ve even rappelled down a Houston hotel building in support of Special Olympics.
If you are interested in having Willbros be part of your community movement, please contact us to inquire about our selection process.
Ethics & Compliance
In 2008, Willbros identified a common set of values to guide our daily decisions and interactions in the workplace. Compliance with these values enhances our performance and helps us to achieve our motto – “A Good Job on Time…”
As Willbros increases its breadth of services and its scope of activities, our business requires compliance in all areas, including: safety, ethics, finance, law, environment, and social. As such, our “Code of Business Conduct and Ethics” is not just a summary guideline of the policies and procedures that govern our day-to-day work practices; it is a reflection of our value culture and integrity as an organization.
The Ethics Helpline is for Willbros employees, clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and partners to contact and submit ethics and compliance related questions and concerns in a confidential or anonymous manner.
The Ethics Helpline is managed by an independent organization and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Language interpretation is available in over 150 languages. All phone lines are available at no cost to you. Please contact the Ethics Helpline through one of the methods listed here.
The Willbros Conduct and Ethical Expectations for Suppliers and Contractors, details our values in dealing with suppliers and our expectations for our suppliers to work with us.
- Toll free: 1-888-475-9499 (inside the USA)
- Call collect: 1-704-540-3799 (outside the USA, except Europe)
- Toll free: 1-888-310-7712 (inside Europe only)
- https://willbros.alertline.com (for web-based reporting everywhere except Europe)
- https://willbroseu.alertline.com (for web-based reporting in Europe only)
Willbros chooses its suppliers carefully and strives to develop strong and lasting relationships with them. We expect high quality standards to meet client requirements. All of our suppliers are to agree to adhere to the Willbros Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, our mandatory guideline for doing business with us.
In 2010, Congress enacted the conflict minerals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) to address the exploitation and trade of certain minerals which contribute to violence and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the “DRC”) and its neighboring countries. The SEC, in 2012, adopted rules implementing the conflict mineral provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Conflict Mineral Rules”), which require annual disclosure by public companies whether Conflict Minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture originate in any “Covered Countries,” and, if so, disclosures are also require as to the source and chain of custody of those Conflict Minerals. “Conflict Minerals” are gold, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, and wolframite (including their derivatives, tantalum, tin and tungsten). The “Covered Countries” are the DRC, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.
Willbros supports efforts to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and in surrounding countries, which, it has been reported, is partially financed by the exploitation and trade of Conflict Minerals, and we expect that our suppliers are likewise committed to responsible sourcing. As such, Willbros conducts inquiries into the source of any conflict minerals that may be present in our products and uses a common industry approach by following the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (“EICC”) Due Diligence reporting process. We expect that all of our suppliers will join with us to (i) provide appropriate information and conduct necessary due diligence to facilitate our compliance with the Conflict Mineral Rules, and (ii) adopt appropriate sourcing practices so Conflict Minerals are sourced only in a manner that results in products and materials that are DRC Conflict Free. “DRC Conflict Free” means the product does not contain Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly financed or benefited armed groups in the Covered Countries.
Suppliers are required to fill out and return chain of custody declarations and to establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems, consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. Suppliers should use reasonable efforts to source conflict minerals from smelters and refiners certified as being DRC Conflict Free, and require their direct and indirect suppliers to do the same.
A supplier should immediately contact Willbros in the event it either has concluded or has a reasonable basis to believe any of its products or materials in the supply chain to Willbros or an affiliate at any time from January 1, 2013 to the present are not DRC Conflict Free. Please send such notices to: Minerals.Conflict@Willbros.com.
Willbros evaluates relationships with our suppliers on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with this policy. If we determine that a supplier’s efforts are deficient, we reserve the right to take any appropriate action, including terminating our relationship with the supplier.
Nothing in this Conflict Minerals Policy is intended in any way to grant any additional rights or expectations to any of our suppliers, or in any way modify or otherwise limit our contractual or legal rights.