New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the firm has received a score of 90 on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, a benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Turner’s high score places the company at the top of the engineering and construction industry and reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices.
“Our company culture of diversity and inclusion is thriving,” said Karen Sweeney, senior vice president. She continued, “Turner’s policies and practices protect and promote the rights of members of the LGBT community. In addition, Turner’s Pride Alliance celebrates the diversity of our employees, provides support to its members and ensures that all employees feel connected and effective in their role in the company.”
The Corporate Equality Index evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 80,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2012, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.