Diversity or Corporate Responsibility|Turtle & Hughes

DIVERSITY/CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

A 95-YEAR HISTORY OF DIVERSITY

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 900 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.

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WE OPEN DOORS


Turtle & Hughes mentors other minority- and women-owned (M/WBE) businesses just starting out in the industry.


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CERTIFIED WOMEN-OWNED

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


SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

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:

FILL OUT OUR DIVERSE SUPPLIER APPLICATION

  • WMBEC—WOMEN & MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CLEARINGHOUSE
  • SBA —SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • WBENC —WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL
  • MUNICIPAL OR STATE PURCHASING DEPARTMENTS
  • NMSDC —NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
  • NWBOC —NATIONAL WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS CORPORATION NETWORK


CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY: INTEGRITY, SUSTAINABILITY AND SERVICE

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.

INTEGRITY

Actions have consequences. Clients, partners, employees, communities and the planet are all affected by what we do. All our stakeholders understand that we are a company they can count on.

SUSTAINABILITY

We reduced our carbon footprint at our Bridgewater office by 63 percent. Our Linden and Plainfield facilities are run by solar power at 55 percent and 76 percent, respectively. We offer our clients the same and more energy solutions through our Energy Management & Renewable Generation department, including wind and solar power installation, and energy efficiency upgrades.

SERVICE

As a family-and employee-owned company, we understand the ties that bind. Service to our communities, our cities and our country is second nature to us. Whether it’s donating Christmas toys to our local children’s charity or volunteering our time and expertise during natural disasters, the rewards of giving are profound and lasting.



SURE AND STEADY

SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES

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.


ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

The employees of Turtle & Hughes are working overtime to fundraise and support the life-saving efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating today. Turtle & Hughes/St. Jude Giving Page.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when St. Jude opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. In fact, it has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive forms of childhood cancer.


MRO MANAGED SERVICES

SUCCESS STORY

OLD MACHINE, NEW SAVINGS

Our customer needed to replace a machine that was critical to the production of contact lenses. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) was able to identify and supply an older machine that could be reconditioned, yet still meet the industry’s strict criteria, saving our customer the $53,000 that would have been necessary to replace the original machine.

INDUSTRIAL

SUCCESS STORY

SEAL OF APPROVAL

An aerospace customer needed to improve the masking process that protects the surface finish of a product component. The standard process was a time-consuming manual function, resulting in inconsistencies. Working with 3M, Turtle & Hughes developed a template for a durable film that provided a consistent and durable protective surface, as well as reduced application time and cost, resulting in $39,500 in annual customer savings.

LIGHTING APPLICATIONS

SUCCESS STORY

SHEDDING LIGHT ON CANCER RESEARCH

When a new 21-story research center was being constructed in New York City, Turtle & Hughes Lighting department put together one of its most complex packages ever. This included custom-designed lab bench lighting fixtures that work in conjunction with a daylight harvesting system and a shade control system. The system prevents light pollution at night, creating a controlled environment to conduct research so scientists could achieve a better understanding of the disease and how to manage it.