Health & Safety
CornerStone places safety at the forefront of our corporate culture, demonstrating our commitment to the well-being of employees, contractors, visitors, and the communities we engage with. Safety is not only a priority but an integral aspect of our core values, influencing every facet of our operations. Our Health and Safety (H&S) policy outlines a comprehensive framework, articulating the principles guiding our pursuit of a secure work environment.
Our safety commitment spans various elements, encompassing safety responsibility, compliance with laws and regulations, hazard identification and mitigation, training and awareness, incident reporting and investigation, emergency response and preparedness, and a dedication to continuous improvement. At CornerStone, safety is a collective responsibility from leadership to frontline workers, emphasizing individual and collective accountability. We provide necessary resources, training, and support to ensure tasks are executed securely.
In alignment with our commitment to compliance, CornerStone meticulously adheres to applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards governing safety, health, and environmental protection. Regular reviews and updates to our safety policies reflect our commitment to evolving regulations. Proactive measures for hazard identification and mitigation curtail physical and environmental risks, ensuring the well-being of all involved. Tailored safety training fosters a culture of awareness through regular communication, drills, and educational campaigns. Encouraging prompt reporting of incidents, we conduct thorough investigations to identify root causes and implement corrective actions. Our dedication to emergency response and preparedness is evident in plans for addressing accidents or crises.
Producers must adhere to the NPCA & CMHA retaining wall best practices manual to ensure these high-quality products meet industry standards. Ongoing communication, including regular visits to manufacturing facilities, is maintained with our producer partners to reinforce this commitment.
CornerStone remains committed to continuous improvement in safety performance, regularly evaluating and enhancing our safety culture through policy updates, seeking feedback from employees and stakeholders. We communicate our safety commitment to all stakeholders, fostering a workplace where safety is paramount, embodying our belief that safety is a shared responsibility.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CornerStone is committed to fostering a workplace where diversity is celebrated, and every employee feels valued. Our policies encompass equity, fairness, inclusivity, recruitment, reporting, and continuous improvement.
We prioritize cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, recognizing the vital role it plays in driving innovation, creativity, and better decision-making. Our DEI policy articulates the principles guiding our efforts.
CornerStone’s Policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focuses on key areas: equity and fairness, an inclusive work environment, recruitment and hiring, reporting and accountability, and continuous improvement. CornerStone actively promotes workplace diversity, embracing the individual differences that make each of us unique. We are dedicated to establishing a workplace culture where diversity is celebrated, fostering an environment where each employee feels valued and respected.
In our commitment to equity and fairness, CornerStone addresses disparities, eliminating discrimination and bias. This commitment extends to fostering an inclusive work environment through cultural competence training and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Regarding recruitment and hiring, CornerStone actively seeks diverse candidates and implements processes to eliminate bias, ensuring inclusivity in job postings, descriptions, and interview panels. We have established reporting mechanisms to encourage
employees to report incidents, with a commitment to thorough investigations and corrective actions. Senior leadership is held accountable for diversity, equity, and inclusion progress through regular reporting. CornerStone is dedicated to continuous improvement, updating policies and practices based on the latest best practices, research, and feedback.
At CornerStone, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity. This policy underscores our commitment to creating an environment where every employee can thrive and contribute to our collective success. We will communicate this commitment comprehensively to all stakeholders and hold ourselves accountable for upholding these principles, collaboratively shaping a workplace that values diversity, ensures equity, and promotes inclusion.
Employee Development & Wellness
CornerStone provides equal opportunities for career development, mentorship, and advancement to all employees. This includes ongoing training and leadership development programs. CornerStone will actively support and encourage underrepresented employees to pursue leadership roles within the organization.
Employees are encouraged to work with their supervisors to create and follow personalized career development plans, and leaders meet with employees on a quarterly basis to review outlined goals. Career Development plans outline employee’s professional goals, skill development objectives, and a roadmap to achieve success in their desired role. This could include but is not limited to internal and external continuing education opportunities, with CornerStone covering the cost of the approved educational opportunities.
CornerStone offers competitive benefits to team members including flexible work schedules, hybrid working arrangements, paid holidays and vacation time.
At CornerStone, we believe that investing in local communities is not only a social responsibility but also an opportunity to create shared value. Currently, CornerStone is working on developing our community investment policy and assessing how we can best serve the communities that we operate. Through this policy, we commit to making a positive impact on the communities where we operate, promoting their well-being, and contributing to their long-term sustainability.
CornerStone is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and contributing positively to the communities in which we operate. We recognize the importance of investing in local communities to foster economic development, social well-being, and environmental sustainability. Cornerstone’s community investment policy centers around Community Engagement, Economic Development, Philanthropic Initiatives, Environmental Responsibility, Education and Skills, and Reporting and Accountability.
At CornerStone, we believe that investing in local communities is not only a social responsibility but also an opportunity to create shared value. Through this policy, we commit to making a positive impact on the communities where we operate, promoting their well-being, and contributing to their long-term sustainability. This policy will be communicated to all employees and stakeholders, and we will hold ourselves accountable for upholding these principles. Together, we will be active contributors to the betterment of our local communities.