When Turner first began our sustainability journey, our guiding principle was ‘Building green is good for us, good for our clients, and the right thing to do.' Today, as we continue to broaden, deepen, and refine the meaning and practice of sustainability at Turner, that idea rings as true as ever. -- Michael Deane, Chief Sustainability Officer.

Beyond Green Building: A Broad Definition of Sustainability

At Turner, when we talk about our commitment to sustainability, we are talking about building green and being green; about delivering ever-greener buildings to our clients and reducing the environmental impact of our operations and supply chain. We emphasize education and training for all Turner staff and seek to continuously improve corporate governance and reporting of environmental metrics. These are some of the reasons Engineering News-Record has recognized Turner as the leading green builder in the country every year since 2008.

But we are also looking beyond green building to the future of our business.

We believe that managing our company in a sustainable way also means taking responsibility for how work on each of our jobsites affects the surrounding communities; it means ensuring that everyone from our staff to the people who work for our supply chain partners has a safe and healthy work environment and that they are treated fairly; it means hiring and retaining the best people and creating opportunities for them to seek challenges and grow. And it means continuing to conduct our business in a transparent and ethical way, honoring the values of teamwork, integrity, and commitment that have guided us for more than 110 years.

Sustainability Policies

Train our People
Turner provides green building training to employees and encourages employee to attain LEED Professional accreditation. Turner has 1,400 LEED accredited professionals.

Reduce and Recycle Construction Waste
Since 2005, we have diverted more than 2 million tons of construction waste from landfills.

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Turner achieved a five percent, absolute reduction in our corporate greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2011.

Seek LEED Certification for Turner Offices
Turner has achieved LEED certification of 16 offices, representing 400,000 square feet of space.

Green Field Offices and Activities
Turner has a set of sustainability standards for our offices and jobsites, including a site-specific Indoor Air Quality plan, a Construction Waste Management plan and a Construction Activity Pollution Prevention plan.

Report Environmental Performance
Turner publicly reports on our environmental performance.

Research and Share Green Building Information
Turner conducts research, pilot projects and case studies to support the development and implementation of new technology and best practice.

Promote a Culture of Safety
We recognize the right of our employees to a safe and healthy workplace. Turner’s culture embraces the principle of Building L.I.F.E. (Living Injury Free Everyday) with an expectation that all projects provide the safest workplace possible for our employees, contractors, clients and the community.


  • Peter Davoren

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    (212) 229-6313

  • Pat Di Filippo

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6207

  • Michael Kuntz

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6373

  • Tom Gerlach

    Executive Vice President
    (212) 229-6060

  • Karen Gould

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    (212) 229-6296

  • Tom Reilly

    Executive Vice President

    (215) 496-8890

  • Abrar Sheriff

    Executive Vice President; President & CEO of Turner International
    (212) 229-6080

  • Mark Boyle

    Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
    (201) 644-2521

  • Lars Leitner

    Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
    (212) 229-6052

  • Stephen Fort

    Senior Vice President

    (312) 327-2813

  • Chris McFadden

    Vice President, Communications
    (212) 229-6145

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