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Our commitment to a diverse workforce means that we can bring many unique talents and experiences to our customers. Our teams collaborate and share different points of view, so we can better find the right solution for your business. As a diversity company ourselves, we embrace our differences as a way to inspire all of our employees to perform to their highest ability.
This is nothing new to Turtle & Hughes. For three generations, women have led our company to its current record-setting annual sales and more than 850 employees. In a male-dominated industry, our management has become a role model for other minority businesses and we are a mentor to many minority firms entering the field.
The same commitment to diversity holds true for our supplier relationships across all aspects of our business dealings. We welcome diverse suppliers for our own internal company needs and for our external customer requirements. Many of our customers actively look to do business with diverse suppliers as a way to strengthen their supply chain. It is our goal to partner with diverse suppliers that will add value while helping our customers fulfill their corporate or government mandates.
For over 25 years, Turtle & Hughes has been a certified women-owned business and we are counted among the largest women-owned companies of any kind nationwide.
Our certification is a symbol of pride at Turtle & Hughes. It honors our heritage as a third generation women-owned business; it celebrates our diversity; and it encourages us all to give back by mentoring other minority companies.
If you would like to view and download a copy of one of our certificates, please click on the links below.
National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification (WBENC)
Public Works Certificate
Are you interested in becoming one of our diverse suppliers? To be eligible, a diverse supplier must be 51 percent owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled or disadvantaged individual (or must qualify as Group 9) and must be owned by a U.S. citizen. Companies must be certified by one of the following organizations:
Corporate responsibility isn’t a slogan hung on our boardroom wall; it’s behavior embedded in our DNA. Since our founding, the defining principles of corporate responsibility – integrity, sustainability and service – have only deepened over the decades.
Our employees know when it’s right to take action. They also know that as a company and as citizens, we all have a responsibility to serve our local communities. Each year, from coast to coast, our people unite to support several large company-wide initiatives while also taking the time to participate in philanthropies that are important in their own lives.
Turtles are special to us, which is why we are a proud sponsor of the annual Tour de Turtles, a three month migration marathon created by the non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy. Bright lights are a threat to sea turtles, so we support sea-turtle-friendly red or amber LED or low-pressure sodium HID lamps along the shorelines where they nest.
Turtle & Hughes mentors other minority- and women-owned (M/WBE) businesses just starting out in the industry.
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