Building a Better Future Together
Clayco is committed to the effort of eradicating racism as we work toward creating opportunities and building a better future together.
Recent civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black citizens, is a stark reminder of the painful divisions and inequities that still exist in our country. The Clayco companies recognize the tremendous weight the turmoil of these times is putting on our colleagues, peers, friends, families, and this country.
What recently happened in Minneapolis—and what has been all too common throughout American history—is a tragedy. To stay silent is to compound this tragedy. Clayco has always chosen to raise its collective voice and presence to proactively advocate against racism and for opportunities that enhance equality and diversity not only in our place of work but “Beyond These Walls” in the communities in which we work.
To our team members and our industry: we will continue to take action, make even larger financial investments and contribute to new endeavors and hold ourselves accountable. Among our many goals, we promise to:
- Continue actively participating in and supporting industry organizations like CCDI, NSBE, NOMA, Ace Mentor and civic outreach in our communities including all areas of North America where we apply our craft.
- Support our Black colleagues and People of Color by creating paths forward into leadership roles and supporting Black Lives Matter.
- Continue to actively recruit, interview, and hire the diverse staff we need to succeed.
- Define and track Clayco’s MBE/WBE/Diverse participation on every project and specifically improve MBE participation in the industry.