A Berkshire Hathaway Company
July 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--We are excited and honored to share that Granite Solutions Groupe received the inaugural U.S. Bank Diverse Supplier of the Year award yesterday in Minneapolis, presented by Hector Martinez, U.S. Bank’s head of Supplier Diversity. Since our founding over 20 years ago, Granite Solutions Groupe has always believed that a diverse environment creates the best opportunity for success. Diverse perspectives help drive creativity and innovation, and a diverse workforce empowers companies to make the kinds of bold decisions necessary to thrive.
U.S. Bank’s recognition of our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a huge milestone for GSG and the LGBTQ business community. Without the support of organizations like U.S. Bank, the LGBTQ community would not be where it is today. Despite great progress in the last 50 years, a recent national survey released by the Human Rights Campaign found that close to half of LGBTQ workers are not fully out of the closet at work, and believe coming out could hurt their career prospects or promotion opportunities. More than half reported hearing anti-LGBTQ comments from coworkers.