As we look towards our next 150 years, we are committed to building a better future for our entire Gilbane family of employees, for the communities in which we live and work and beyond, and for the generations to come. Through an integrated environmental, social, and governance platform that leverages Gilbane’s resources, we challenge ourselves to continuously examine and improve our opportunity for impact. In keeping with our core value of Caring, we hold ourselves accountable to contributing to a global sustainable and inclusive future.
At the heart of Gilbane’s Core Values is Caring which along with our genuine respect for people and the communities we serve, drives our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. While our commitment to sustainability, social impact and strong governance is embedded in Gilbane Building Company efforts and projects, a coordinated ESG strategy is a new and critically-important initiative. As a private, family-owned company, we believe that we owe it to future generations to expand the positive impact we can make in the world.
At Gilbane, our shared purpose is to make a positive impact in the lives of our employees, clients, partners, and communities worldwide. Our clients entrust us to deliver projects that will build their futures. We are committed to Building More Than Buildings® – including building careers, economic opportunity, and enduring communities. Our respect and concern for one another drives our efforts in sustainability, inclusion and diversity, safety and wellbeing, community involvement, and much more.
Building a Sustainable Future
We are committed to fostering healthy, safe and sustainable workplaces that support continuous learning. Establishing partnerships in the communities where we do business enables us to share our stewardship message, affect positive environmental change and raise environmental awareness. Through reducing the consumption of raw materials, water, and fuels we aim to minimize impacts on natural resources.
At Gilbane, we seek out suppliers who are also committed to reducing their carbon footprint through conservation of resources, practicing waste minimization techniques and maximizing local sourcing.
Going Carbon Neutral
Gilbane is committed to utilizing our position and resources in the industry to influence both operations and construction projects to minimize carbon emissions. In addition, we aim to do our part by continuously enhancing our sourcing and procurement practices.
At Gilbane Nothing Goes to Waste
Delivering Sustainable Building for our Clients
We are committed to sustainability in both our internal business practices and in the services we offer to our clients, with an overarching goal of eliminating waste, reducing pollution, promoting recycling, utilizing repurposed materials, and increasing energy efficiency to reduce our carbon footprint.
Inclusion and Diversity Commitment
Through our Gilbane Cares philosophy and Core Values, we work together to create an inclusive culture, work environment, and business model that leverages the capabilities of our diverse employee population, vendors, and trade contractors in order to deliver greater value for our employees, clients, and our communities.
Maximizing Economic Inclusion
Commitment to economic inclusion today means a more equitable, robust construction landscape tomorrow. Gilbane seeks to maximize participation by diverse businesses and to have a diverse, local workforce on our construction projects.
Creating and Leading Construction Inclusion Week
Gilbane joined with other leading construction management firms to launch the inaugural Construction Inclusion Week in 2021, serving as Chair. We recognize that our industry stands to make the most progress when we work together to pool resources, champion change, and take bold steps to achieve common goals.
Our Approach to Safety
The Gilbane Cares philosophy is built on the belief that everyone – our employees, clients, partners, and the public – deserves a safe, healthy, and secure work environment. Wellness and safety are paired with the recognition that the health of our employees impacts their ability to remain safe and injury free at work.
While our business involves strengthening the communities around us through infrastructure, our goal is to strengthen those same communities through volunteerism, corporate giving and meaningful partnerships. Our team is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life in our communities through active involvement in charitable, educational, and local organizations.
Governance at Gilbane
Every employee should be treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. Gilbane is committed to providing its employees with work environments that are free from inappropriate behavior, discrimination, harassment, and unlawful workplace practices. Likewise, through our Code of Ethics, we establish clear expectations and standards for our employees’ ethical behavior in a manner that reflects our Core Value of Integrity.
We believe that it is equally important for our partners, subcontractors, and vendors to understand our requirements, and that they follow the highest ethical standards outlined in our Vendor Code of Conduct. We have also established a system of checks and balances to manage our operations and to ensure compliance with our standards. Ultimately, our goal is to safeguard our employees, clients, partners, assets, and operations while ensuring the highest quality of service.
Board of Directors
Gilbane’s Board of Directors plays a critical role in our corporate governance structure, ensuring adherence to the highest business standards. Our Board includes world class, independent directors whose extensive expertise enables us to support our employees, clients, and shareholders.
Audit and Accountability
Gilbane is committed to objective oversight of compliance and accountability through our Ethics and Compliance Program. The Audit, Ethics and Safety Committee consists of outside Board members who inform the framework of Gilbane’s Internal Audit Department.
Ethics, Compliance, and Trainings
We are committed to exercising fair and honest business practices in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Gilbane establishes clear standards for ethical conduct by our employees, our partners, subcontractors, and vendors. Our policies and procedures help ensure a safe, healthy, and ethical workplace in our offices and jobsites.
Operational Excellence and Risk Management
Our transparent approach to risk management focuses on operational excellence and customer advocacy in an innovative and constantly changing business environment. Gilbane is committed to the execution of our “One Company” vision, strategy, and business plan with an effective risk mitigation plan.
Resiliency through Cybersecurity
Gilbane considers the privacy and security of its clients, partners, and employees as paramount. We have adopted and implemented security practices designed to protect the confidentiality and integrity of our clients' and partners' information.
Gilbane follows a risk reduction strategy by deploying cybersecurity safeguards in technical, operational, and policy environments, even as we adopt and implement new technologies to gain new efficiencies and cost savings for our customer community.
Investing in our People
The heart of Gilbane is our people. Since our founding, every project, innovation and important milestone has been made possible through investing in our people. For two decades, our award-winning Gilbane University (GU) has provided our employees with targeted skill building and development.
Building a Culture of Innovation
We define innovation through our commitment to deliver shared value for our clients, partners, and our people. Our Innovation Council consists of a diverse group of leaders, and strives to create a culture where employees are empowered to promote knowledge sharing, improve efficiencies, and raise the bar for client satisfaction.