For the third consecutive year, Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations, has been named to the Center for Companies That Care Honor Roll. This distinction recognizes organizations that demonstrate an outstanding and measurable commitment to their communities, both within the workplace and beyond. Grant Thornton was one of 35 organizations chosen to receive this special honor and one of only three accounting firms named to the list
“Having been named to the ‘Companies That Care’ Honor Roll for three straight years really proves that we are delivering the Grant Thornton Experience for our people and that it is resonating with our employees,” says Edward Nusbaum, Grant Thornton LLP chief executive officer. “I’m extremely proud that we’re being recognized for our efforts.”
Grant Thornton, like all the companies included on the Honor Roll, submitted an application detailing the firm’s commitment to its people, its clients and the various communities the firm serves. The Honor Roll is selected by an independent panel of veteran professionals in a variety of industries. Honor Roll recipients are selected for their deep commitment to elevating the quality of the work environment for their employees and the quality of life for people in the broader community, as well as adhering to the 10 characteristics inherent to a “Company That Cares”:
1.Sustaining a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees.
2. Making employees feel their jobs are important.
3. Cultivating the full potential of all employees.
4. Encouraging individual pursuit of work-life balance.
5. Enabling the well-being of individuals and their families through compensation, benefits, policies and practices.
6. Developing great leaders, at all levels, who excel at managing people as well as results.
7. Appreciating and recognizing the contributions of people who work there.
8. Establishing and communicating standards for ethical behavior and integrity.
9. Getting involved in community endeavors and/or public policy.
10. Considering the human toll when making business decisions.
“Being named to the Honor Roll requires a steadfast commitment to employees and communities and detailed proof that a company adheres to all 10 Characteristics of Caring Companies,” said Marci Koblenz, Co-founder and President of the Center for Companies That Care. “We applaud Grant Thornton and this year's recipients, and are extremely pleased that a growing number of organizations are focusing on their social responsibility in the workplace and the community."