HNTB statement denouncing racism

 

HNTB denounces racism and discrimination of any kind. The systemic problem of racism and how Black Americans are being treated in this country is unacceptable and is wholly inconsistent with HNTB’s culture and values.

Respect for others is a foundation of HNTB’s culture. We hold ourselves to a high bar regarding our own behaviors, which are included in our leadership characteristics.

Among others, our leadership characteristics include empathy, being sensitive to others’ views, demonstrating courage, including keeping words free from bias, prejudice or malice, and being trusted, meaning that we act at all times with integrity and explicitly avoid deception, duplicity or degrading behaviors. These beliefs are fundamental to what HNTB is and how we conduct our business.

Our goal is to provide an inclusive and welcoming work environment and opportunities for all HNTB employees and so everyone in our company has a rewarding career experience.

Further, diversity of age, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, experience, thought, unique perspectives and other factors are valued and welcomed at HNTB and makes us better, which enables us to deliver the best solutions and value to each other and our clients.

HNTB stands with the Black community. We stand with our colleagues, our friends, our neighbors, our families and the communities in which we live and work. We stand for active change that aims to eradicate racism and discrimination, and we are committed to participating in the change we wish to see.