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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION


IT’S NOT ABOUT CHECKING BOXES. IT’S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Cultivating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

When it comes to prioritizing diverse representation within our company and across our industry, Mortenson has made steady progress. Recognizing there is more work to do, we are championing new ways to create a sense of belonging for everyone. We are taking steps to build a more equitable future with our partners and customers – while unlocking a wealth of innovation and creativity in our team members and across our industry.

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Joffrey Wilson
We’re committed to creating a culture that celebrates and leverages our differences, building a place where everyone feels included. It’s the right thing to do for our team members and to drive the company.

Construction Inclusion Week 2023

As 2023 chair, we are proud to stand with other industry leaders to celebrate the third annual Construction Inclusion Week October 16-20, 2023. We recognize the need to champion change and cultivate a more inclusive construction industry.

Construction Inclusion Week

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action

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Diversity

It is up to us to build teams that reflect our diverse communities to advance and solve industry challenges. Through partnerships with professional organizations like the National Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Groundbreaking Women, we can access and develop diverse talent. Beyond that engagement, recruits also come from a wide range of schools across the country, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Equity

By investing in team members to build a better world, we are creating a place where talented people want to stay and grow. We work to provide all team members with what they need to thrive. Internal development programs, immersive experiences, and third party benchmarking help us ensure we have the right support and processes in place to implement equitable processes and retain and advance all team members.

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Inclusion

Our team members are rich with unique skills and experiences — and we are prioritizing diverse representation within our company and across our industry. Diversity spans across many different dimensions and our efforts are focused on engaging at all levels.  We are supporting team members and potential recruits across a wide array of backgrounds. From Business Resource Groups that create a sense of community for underrepresented groups and allies and creating listening platforms to ensure voices are heard, to investing in mentorship programs like ACE Mentor Program, to bring youth to the construction industry and expose them to a future they might not have imagined, we work to create a sense of belonging for all team members.