Diversity

Our Diversity Statement

Elford, Inc. includes all of the segments of the populations in the communities where we provide construction services. We are committed to providing a representative project team by establishing an annual goal of utilizing 10-15% Minority-based Enterprises and Woman-based Enterprises in the areas of design, project development, construction, subcontracting, joint venture relationships, and goods and services purchasing.

Our Commitment

Elford, Inc. is committed to the development of construction professionals throughout the regions we serve. We serve as mentors to MBE/WBE leadership teams to enhance their skills and capabilities through coaching and professional development. We advance the capabilities of our employees through learning and training events that include diversity topics. We are committed to demonstrating a fair-minded approach with all our construction partners as we work together to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Policy Statement
Elford, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status and veteran status, and /or any other protected classes covered by local, state and federal laws with respect to recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. Elford, Inc. takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals over 40 years of age, minorities, women, the handicapped and Vietnam era and other protected veterans.

Colleen Rains serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and is responsible for planning and implementing our affirmative action program as well as for its day-to-day monitoring of affirmative action related decisions and activities. All personnel who are responsible for hiring and promoting employees and for the development and implementation of programs or activities are charged to support this program. They shall provide leadership in implementing affirmative action goals and initiatives.

Elford, Inc. does not condone or tolerate the harassment of any employee, including those placed through affirmative action efforts. It is a violation of Elford, Inc. policy for any employee to engage in any activity that could be deemed as sexual harassment or as any other form of harassment.

-James W. Smith
ELFORD, INC.
CEO, President

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