Turner Construction Company Earns Highest Score in Corporate Equality Index

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Turner earns 100/100 in Human Rights Campaign annual scorecard for LGBT workplace equality, and earns designation of Best Place to Work

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This recognition affirms and illuminates our continued commitment to providing the best place to work for all of our employees. We are dedicated to fostering an environment in which all our people feel valued, and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the firm has earned a score of 100/100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the designation of Best Place to Work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Equality.

The company works hard to promote workplace equality for LGBT employees. Up from last year’s score of 90, this year’s 100 reflects that hard work, including revision of policies, practices, and benefits related to LGBT interests, company-wide required learning to promote LGBT awareness, and increasing the programming and reach of the Turner Pride Alliance—the company’s employee resource group for LGBT topics—which recently launched a Pride Ally program for employees who support workplace equality.

As in previous years, the score places Turner at the top of the engineering and construction industry when it comes to corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality.

“For the third year in a row, we have achieved recognition from the HRC that recognizes our commitment to our LGBT community. And this year, through all the work of our Pride Alliance and Allies we achieved the highest score, 100 out of 100” said Karen Sweeney, senior vice president of diversity, inclusion and community at Turner. “This recognition affirms and illuminates our continued commitment to providing the best place to work for all of our employees. We are dedicated to fostering an environment in which all our people feel heard and valued, and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”

The 2015 CEI rated a total of 1,024 businesses in the report, which 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.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.

About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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 $10 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, one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

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