Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc., the manufacturer of exterior building products, has been named one of “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024” by Newsweek magazine.

In a Feb. 8 news release, Cornerstone explained how the survey results were completed: Compiled in partnership with market data research firm Plant-A Insights, the list is based on a survey of more than 220,000 individuals and approximately 1.5 million comprehensive reviews of companies in North America. The results insight into working environments, compensation and benefits, and corporate culture, among other categories.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of America’s greatest workplaces for diversity for our efforts to foster a culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Rose Lee, president and CEO of Cornerstone Building Brands.

“We thrive because the backgrounds of our employees are as varied as their talents, and we stand together as one winning team whose diversity reflects the communities we serve,” Lee added.

The company noted that inclusion is one of its three core values and is deeply committed to building an inclusive and equitable work environment based on mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all current and prospective team members.

As of 2023, the company reported that 45 percent of its U.S. workforce was minority, while 55 percent of the Executive Committee was reported to be female. The company said it also encourages team member involvement in four Employee Resource Groups, which are actively sponsored by company leaders and provide “…a safe space for personal expression, professional development, mentorship opportunities” and more.

“Diversity is a widely discussed topic – and it remains a crucial factor as people look for an employer or a business partner,” said Nancy Cooper, global editor-in-chief at Newsweek. “Newsweek and market-data research firm Plant-A Insights are proud to introduce “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024,” highlighting companies that are committed to offering diverse and inclusive work environments.”

In addition to being honored for diversity, Cornerstone was also named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2024” by Newsweek. The annual list was a joint effort with global research and data firm Statista based on an evaluation of all three pillars of a company’s corporate social responsibility efforts.

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