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May 19, 2023
Kiewit says that diversity is vital to the success of its business. Rooted by its corporate core values people, integrity, excellence and stewardship Kiewit is committed to inclusive employment and business practices that reflect equity, respect and accountability, and has policies in place to ensure that its workplace is free from discrimination.
Every Kiewit employee is required to adhere to the company’s equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy, as detailed in the corporate policy manual. To ensure understanding and alignment with Kiewit’s core values and cultural expectations, diversity training is provided to employees on an annual basis.
Kiewit’s diversity representation is on par or exceeds its industry peers. Within Kiewit, diversity is represented at all levels, from the board and executives to interns. Kiewit continues its strategic and intentional focus on growing a diverse pipeline at all levels of the organization through recruitment, professional development, mentorship and stretch assignments.
Kiewit’s recruitment efforts involve partnering with industry and community diversity organizations and recruiting at a variety of colleges, military bases and job fairs to build a diverse workforce. To attract and retain diverse talent, the company has implemented several internal programs, such as the Women in Kiewit employee group and its Thurgood Marshall and Kiewit Legacy Minority and Women scholarship programs which have awarded over $550,000 to women and diverse scholars.
Under the direction of executive leadership, Kiewit’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is responsible for implementation and oversight of company DEI strategies and initiatives. Accountability is ensured through regular reports both to the executive team and through companywide updates. On its projects, designated DBE/EEO compliance managers oversee diversity efforts and ensure connectivity between the project team, subcontractors, community and job seekers, ensuring alignment and progress towards diversity objectives.
Diversity efforts include partnerships and investments in nonprofit organizations serving the communities in which Kiewit builds. Kiewit says it’s proud to be a past NAMC-Washington Prime Contractor of the Year and have established long-standing relationships with organizations such as NW Minority Builders Alliance and Washington PTAC, through membership, sponsorship, event attendance and volunteer service.
Kiewit regularly participates in NW Minority Builders Alliance and Washington Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors meetings, and regularly partners with Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center and RISE Up to create opportunities for inclusiveness on projects.