Granite named one of the world’s most ethical companies for 11th year

For the 11th consecutive year, Granite has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. It was chosen as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Granite is among 132 honorees who are exemplifying and advancing corporate citizenship, transparency, and the standards of integrity.

“We are extremely honored that Granite has once again received this award,” said President and CEO James H. Roberts in a press release. “Congratulations to all Granite employees for earning this distinction.”

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe. Best practices and insights from the 2020 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year.

“Congratulations to everyone at Granite for earning this recognition,” added Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich.“This is a moment to acknowledge the leaders working to advance corporate cultures defined by integrity and affirm those companies contributing to broader societal imperatives and the greater good.”

Larkin tapped as EVP, COO at Granite Construction

Kyle T. Larkin joined Granite Construction in 1996 as an estimator and has worked his way through the company’s ranks.

Granite Construction Inc. announced the appointment of Kyle T. Larkin as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Larkin will oversee day-to-day operations and continue to be a member of its executive committee, reporting directly to James H. Roberts, president and CEO.

“Kyle is an outstanding leader with a proven track record who embodies the best at Granite. He is strategically focused, has a deep understanding of our business, and equally important, Kyle is a team builder who develops and empowers his teams and fosters a collaborative work environment,” Roberts said in a press release. “I am confident that Kyle will provide the leadership, vision, and management to optimize operations at Granite.”

Larkin joined the company in 1996 as an estimator and held positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and manager of the Construction Materials Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Granite named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies

Granite has been named as one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies. The Fortune list is a ranking of the world’s most respected and reputable companies as graded by their corporate peers.

Granite President and CEO James H. Roberts attributes the award to the company’s 7,200-person workforce. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized among the most admirable companies in the world,” he said in a press release. “This recognition is a testament to our people who are the driving force behind our success.”

Fortune collaborated with partner Korn Ferry to conduct this survey of corporate reputation in which executives, directors, and securities analysts rated Granite on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.

The complete World’s Most Admired Companies list appears in the February issue of the magazine. Industry manufacturers also appearing on the list include Caterpillar, Deere, and Komatsu.