Work every day to eliminate hate and bias from our industry.
Create the right environment where people can be at their best, be authentic, and be treated with respect and dignity.
Ensure equitable pathways to a meaningful career for all employees.
Lead and work with empathy.
If we want to reflect our communities, our demographics should closely match the US census. If we want equity at all levels of our company, the diversity of our leadership should closely match the diversity of our early-career employees.
Other Races 3.4%
Other Races 2.1%
Other Races 0.6%
Diversity will lead to better business outcomes: innovation, stronger problem solving and higher employee engagement. Our demographics are clear. We have work to do to create a more diverse Turner.
To be successful, we need to challenge our current culture, build diversity among leadership, and achieve equity at every level of our organization. To meet this need, we are pursuing recommendations within four strategic pillars:
Create equitable advancement for diverse employees through intentional sponsorship, mentoring, and strategic career opportunities.
Diversity Advocates Network
Every Turner region has identified a Diversity Advocate to serve as a trusted advisor to leadership. Advocates champion inclusive principles and practices to promote equitable outcomes for all employees.
Ensure Turner jobsites are free from discrimination or harassment, and that every person is treated with dignity and respect.
We are partnering with local unions and industry partners to advance anti-bias and anti-harassment training.
Education & Learning
Ensure equitable access to development opportunities for career advancement.
Knowledge is Key
We are increasing the number of seats in our leadership courses to increase access for more employees and also improve the class experience by introducing diverse perspectives in the room.
Increase recruitment of diverse employees, as interns, college recruits, and experienced hires.
Building a Diverse Pipeline
Deepening relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and other colleges and universities with strong minority engineering programs.
Our ERGs and their members are instrumental in creating safe spaces for difficult conversations. And it’s during challenging times that they bring us closer together. Everyone has the right to belong and be their authentic self.
Partnerships with NGOs
Hours of professional development hosted by ERGs
People connected through the ERG network
Through our Unlocking a Life of Opportunity initiative, we can make a lasting impact on our communities by changing the path of people's lives and providing them with a skill that leads to gainful and sustainable employment.
In close partnership with our clients, we use a skill-based curriculum that introduces candidates to the construction industry. While receiving an hourly wage, participants apply what they have learned on active Turner projects. Upon graduation, they have the skills necessary to pursue and sustain a career in the construction trades.
Our Nurturing Future Leaders program, initiated in 1989, helps motivate young people to explore careers in the construction industry.
Through various mentorship opportunities, students are encouraged to stay in school, envision careers in STEM and grow their teamwork skills. Turner staff participates in programs such as career days, "adopt-a-school" initiatives, the ACE Mentor Program and other long-term mentoring programs.
Volunteers in Youth Programs*
Youth engaged through outreach*
Annual youth scholarships*
In our house, we have zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, or bigotry. We trust that if we communicate and implement consistent high standards for what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior across all worksites, we will ensure that every worker is treated with respect and dignity. By collaborating with our clients and industry counterparts, we will serve as a catalyst for positive change.
Construction Inclusion Week
Construction Inclusion Week
As a founding member of Time for Change, we are collaborating with industry counterparts to build DE&I within the construction industry. This includes participating in the inaugural Construction Inclusion Week (CIW), which engaged more than 1,200 industry partners.
Industry partners engaged
Turner CIW events hosted
Through our Creating the Right Environment program, we are sharing our Anti-Harassment and Bias Toolkit with industry partners and union leaders to effect positive change within our industry.