WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transparency International-USA (TI-USA) today announced that Former Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN) is to receive this year’s TI-USA Integrity Award in recognition of his career as a strong proponent of transparency and accountability and sustained leadership on reforms to reduce corruption in the U.S. and internationally. Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) will be honored with TI-USA’s Corporate Leadership Award for its contributions to combating corruption and demonstration of the elements of a world-class ethical culture.
“We are honored to recognize Senator Lugar and Fluor Corporation,” said Claudia Dumas, President and Chief Executive Officer of TI-USA. “Senator Lugar’s and Fluor’s contributions to combating corruption and promoting transparency and accountability have strengthened anti-corruption efforts and practices in the U.S. and internationally. We applaud these leaders for their efforts to support reform in societies and markets around the world.”
“This thoughtful honor from Transparency International-USA invigorates me to continue our transparency promotion efforts,” said Senator Lugar. “Accountability enabled by transparency is fundamental to our own democracy and to improving governance around the world. I thank TI-USA for this honor and for its own important work.”
Senator Lugar is receiving the TI-USA Integrity Award for championing transparency and anti-corruption as hallmarks of effective development assistance and U.S. legislative oversight. In 2004 as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he initiated a review of the multilateral development banks and secured legislative reforms to strengthen their transparency, anti-corruption practices and oversight. He has also focused on increased transparency in U.S. development assistance and global health programs, and co-authored section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to increase transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
As the recipient of the TI-USA Corporate Leadership Award, Fluor Corporation has shaped numerous international initiatives to combat corruption, including the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). Since 2010, Fluor has been an active participant in the B20/G20 initiative on improving transparency and anti-corruption. In a 2012 study of 129 defense companies by Transparency International – UK, Fluor was the only company to be rated A for the information it makes publicly available on its ethics and anti-corruption systems.
Prior TI-USA awardees are former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Paul Volcker, The Coca-Cola Company, and General Electric (GE).
About Transparency International-USA
TI-USA is the U.S. chapter of nearly 100 non-profit, non-partisan Transparency International chapters worldwide working to create change toward a world free of corruption. TI-USA promotes active enforcement of global anti-corruption laws; increased integrity and strengthened anti-corruption practices in the private sector; greater transparency and integrity in U.S. governance; and prevention of corruption in international development and foreign assistance. TI-USA contributes to the development of TI standards and tools and engages in U.S. and global advocacy. For more information, visit www.transparency-usa.org.