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Granite Makes 'World's Most Ethical Companies' List

The Ethisphere Institute added the company to its list in March for its corporate responsibility, the director says.



Granite Construction, the company behind the failed Liberty Quarry project, was named one of the world's most ethical companies.

The Ethisphere Institute added the company to its list in March for its corporate responsibility, according to Alex Brigham, the executive director of Ethisphere.

"A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and Granite Construction recognizes the important role that corporate responsibility plays in improving its bottom line,” he said in a written statement.

The company was recently embroiled in controversy over south of Temecula. .

Ethics have always been high on the company's priority list, according to Karie Reuther, a spokesperson for Granite this week.

"In the world of construction industry ethics and compliance, we have a duty to lead by example," she said.

Granite’s immediate past president was the founding chairman of the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative.

From its initial 13 founding members in 2008, the group has grown this year to 45 contractors and engineers who commit to ethical conduct and compliance with the law and encourage the sharing of best practices, Reuther said.

Peter Terezakis April 06, 2012 at 06:19 AM
http://sacredskysacredearth.com/2011/09/15/granite-construction-purchases-ethics-awards/
Rick Cuevas April 06, 2012 at 02:11 PM
The most ethical company lost out because one of the most unethical tribes, Pechanga came out against the quarry. Pechanga has violated the civil and human rights of 25% of its membership.
Jerry Simeon April 06, 2012 at 04:21 PM
What a ridiculous CROCK of feces!!! Apparently the purveyors of award giving don't know about the unethical courses of action, political pandering, and falsifying documents and reports this company was perpetrating on the Temecula Valley residents, businesses, and cities in Riverside county.
Jerry Simeon April 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Falsifying documents and reports,political pandering, and planned environmental destruction this company was perpetrating on the Temecula Valley residents, businesses, and cities in Riverside county.is ethical conduct??
JJ Sallenro April 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Hey, that's awesome! Now Granite has the chance to prove they deserve this so-called "award" by folding their tent, taking their circus and leaving the residents and City of Temecula in peace. That is the only "ethical" option they have left, after all.
Peter Terezakis April 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Granite pays for their "award" either directly to Ethisphere (a for-profit company) or one of its affiliates. I researched the award and the award issuing corporation last fall to figure out what was going on. Click the link above; the read is factual, informative, and interesting. Plus it exposes the way that PR machines work.
Denise Lemeiux April 07, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Thats sounds right. Just like they pay for studies to go there way. My friend works for one of the companys they wanted to pay there study . And if they made the list of Top Ethics companies in the world that's scary.
Denise Lemeiux April 07, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Thats sounds right. Just like they pay for studies to go there way. My friend works for one of the companys they wanted to pay there study . And if they made the list of Top Ethics companies in the world that's scary.
anotherview April 08, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Ha, ha. The news blurb linked below tells how a company becomes self-portrayed as ethical. ------ “To compile the data on which it bases the list, Ethisphere relies mostly on the honor system. Three thousand companies were nominated--or nominated themselves--to be considered.” [found at: http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/22/ethisphere-ethical-companies-leadership-citizenship-100.html ] ------ The citizens involved in the push to terminate the effort of Granite Construction, Inc., to build an unwanted quarry next to the City of Temecula know of GCI’s deceptive practices. For example, at one hearing before the Board of Supervisors of Riverside County, GCI mustered workers to appear in support of the GCI appeal of an earlier denial of its proposed quarry project. GCI turned out these jobless workers by deceiving them to believe they would attend a job fair. This one deception alone disqualifies GCI from a business ethical award. Other deceptions have required GCI to self-describe itself as ethical, via another deception -- self-nominating itself as an ethical company. The corporate officers at GCI have no shame, even as they continue to shame themselves by trying to dupe others.

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