Embracing diversity key to Vulcan Materials’ growth

By |  June 24, 2019
Photo courtesy of Vulcan Materials

Photo courtesy of Vulcan Materials

Vulcan Materials joined an ongoing initiative to further the company’s efforts advancing diversity and inclusion.

The organization Vulcan is part of is CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, and Tom Hill, Vulcan chairman, CEO and president, signed a pledge to support more inclusive workplaces. By joining, Hill made a commitment to cultivate an environment where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.

“Diversity and inclusion is important to Vulcan’s future,” Hill says. “Our vision is a diverse and inclusive culture that fosters a positive work environment that enables us to attract, grow and retain the best talent. Vulcan is proud to join over 700 leading companies and business organizations in committing to change starting at the executive level. We look forward to sharing our best practices, as well as building on our initiative and adopting new strategies to achieve our goals as we learn from the experiences of other companies.”

According to Vulcan, the initiative strives to increase diverse representation of women and people of color throughout organizations and actively involve differences of opinions and backgrounds in the problem-resolution process.

The Diversity and Inclusion Council leads the initiative behind a strategic plan to include company-wide diversity and inclusion awareness training while focusing on diversity and inclusion as part of its efforts to attract and retain the best talent.

Recently, Vulcan embarked on a new partnership with select Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which includes a $500,000 Vulcan Materials grant to support academic excellence programs and provide scholarships and internships, further building on its workforce development and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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