Granite Announces Release of Its 2012 Sustainability Report

  Granite Announces Release of Its 2012 Sustainability Report

Business Wire

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- December 06, 2012

Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) has published its 2010–2011
Sustainability Progress Report noting strides made in sustainability over the
past two years by executing its 2010 Sustainability Plan. The 2010–2011
progress report and the recently published 2012 Sustainability Plan – The Road
Ahead have been made public for the first time and can be found on the
company’s website,

“We are proud of the progress we have made in executing our sustainability
initiatives over the past few years and are committed to continuous
improvements in this area going forward,” said James H. Roberts, president and
CEO of Granite. “While sustainability practices are becoming increasingly more
valuable to our customers, our primary goal in sharing our efforts and
practices is to establish benchmarks that proactively support and contribute
to sustainability throughout our industry.”

As part of its 2012 plan, Granite has identified six key focus areas of
sustainability which include:

  *Safety and Health—Protecting the well-being of the employees and the
    public with a goal of zero incidents.
  *Compliance and Ethics—Leading by ethical business practices with zero
    ethical compromises.
  *Environment—Leading in environmentally responsible operations and
    sustainable construction practices with a goal of zero environmental
    incidents or infractions.
  *Quality—Delivering our projects to 100 percent customer satisfaction.
  *Community—Having a positive effect on the communities that we work with
    zero impacts on community neighbors.
  *Infrastructure investment—That America continually invests in
    infrastructure to meet the needs of the next generation by working to
    achieve a sustainable increase in infrastructure investment.

In addition, the plan highlights Granite’s recognition by the Ethisphere
Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the past three
years, as well as its improved annual safety record. Over the past several
years, Granite has also constructed solar facilities to provide clean power at
two of its construction materials plants in Indio and Coalinga, California.

“Granite is committed to leading the heavy-civil construction industry in
sustainability efforts and will continue to seek innovative methods to address
this challenge,” said Granite’s Director of Environmental Affairs, Geoff

About Granite

Granite is one of the nation’s leading infrastructure contractors and is
member of the S&P 400 Midcap Index, the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index and the
Russell 2000 Index. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Granite is one of the
nation’s largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction
materials producers serving public- and private-sector clients nationwide. In
addition, Granite has one of the oldest and most robust ethics and compliance
programs in the industry. In 2012, the Company was recognized by the
Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the
third year in a row. For more information please visit


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