A FAIR, WELCOMING CULTURE

Our goal is to build a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values throughout the workplace environment. This extends beyond our internal practices – hiring, listening sessions, employee conduct training, cultural competency of management – to our suppliers and the communities where we live and work.

In addition to our emphasis on creating a workplace where every employee feels a sense of respect and belonging, we are deliberate in our efforts to work with local and diverse suppliers across our operations, as well as participate in organizations to listen, learn, and enhance our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

EMPLOYEES

Employees are the lifeblood of our organization. We recognize the value in a workforce rich with diversity, and we strive to create a welcoming culture that equally values the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities of our employees.

PEOPLE MATTER MOST

We put people first with our commitment to build a company-wide culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values in the everyday business practices throughout our family of companies. We envision a workplace that is diverse and welcoming to all individuals that is supported by a framework demonstrating our commitment to these values through words and actions.

Our efforts are founded on engaging employees, listening, and learning. Through one-on-one listening sessions with individuals representing the diversity of our workforce and an all-employee culture survey, the perceptions we gather guide the ongoing conversations and training necessary to help break down biases and ensure that every employee feels a genuine sense of belonging. To champion these actions, a Diversity Council is in development for the purpose of soliciting this feedback and prioritizing our focus of DEI activities and communications.

Giving employees support structures and opportunities to connect is essential. We have begun building the infrastructure for employee groups such as Black, Hispanic, and Women in leadership networks that are representative of our workforce and intended to help support personal and professional goals. We also launched an enterprise mobile app and web-based platform that allows all employees to connect with company news, information, and each other, while giving leaders an opportunity to listen and engage in a modern and welcoming format.

A Collage of Centuri Employees
Scholarship program

Inspiring Futures: The Centuri Scholarship Program

As part of our commitment to provide opportunities for employees and their families, Centuri recently announced the creation of a college scholarship program to benefit dependent children of Centuri employees. Scholarship recipients will represent the diversity of our workforce, with no fewer than 50 percent of scholarships awarded to applicants from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.

Employees Supporting Each Other –
Centuri’s Employee Care Fund

Centuri’s Employee Care Fund helps employees who are suffering financial hardship due to unpredictable circumstances that impact their ability to afford basic living expenses. The Fund is supported by employee donations and administered by a third-party 501(c)(3) charitable organization who evaluates applications for assistance and pays out directly to service providers on behalf of eligible employees. Approved assistance is granted as a gift that does not have to be repaid. Over $83,000 was provided to help employees and their families in 2019 alone.

Employees can visit www.NextCenturi.com/ECF to apply for assistance or make a donation.

Centuri crew member

Outreach and Opportunities

To continue promoting diversity in the communities around us, we participate in a variety of events and partnerships to further diversify within our own company and our supplier network.

Diverse Outreach

Participation in diverse organizations is key for our outreach and the continued growth of our program. These memberships provide opportunities to learn from multiple perspectives, share our activities, and advocate with our partners.

  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association
  • Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSWMSDC)
  • Quad County Urban League

Centuri as a featured exhibitor at the NMSDC 2020 Virtual Conference

Centuri Supply Chain and Diversity Summit

In addition to local networking and opportunity events, Centuri hosts an annual Supply Chain & Diversity Summit. Since 2012, this event has connected dozens of supply chain leaders from across North America to discuss best practices and emerging trends.

2019 Supply Chain and Diversity Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona