Human Rights & Safety
Human Rights & Safety
GMS is committed to fostering a safe and respectful workplace, where the ethical treatment of people is essential to maintaining our culture. Our position on human rights applies to GMS and all of our subsidiaries. We fully understand that we have a joint responsibility with our partners throughout the supply chain to work together to support Human Rights.
We Value Diversity
At GMS, every person is important and as such, we have a responsibility to foster a workplace that values contributions and perspectives from a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences regardless of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status. Our differences make us a stronger team and the diversity in our thoughts and ideas makes us better able to serve our customers and other stakeholders. Both our Board of Directors and Leadership Team are fully committed to carrying out this responsibility and recognize our work here is never done.
In response, GMS has established a formal Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) program, with a dedicated, full-time leader, and is committed to building a comprehensive I&D strategy to do our part to drive change. Recognizing this is an ongoing, multi-year journey, we have committed human and financial resources to develop and execute this strategy and further the work we need to do to within GMS and our communities, with regular counsel from and oversight by our Board of Directors.
We Value Health and Safety
Providing a safe work environment for our employees, vendors, and customers is a primary mission for all of us at GMS, as well as our family of companies. We abide by all safety requirements and regulations and endeavor to eliminate unsafe conditions and minimize related risks by identifying and supporting safe work practices, promoting safety awareness, furnishing protective equipment, and providing employee training and education. Further details of our comprehensive safety program, including our safety mission statement, can be found under Safety.
A recent example of our safety philosophy at work is the implementation of a comprehensive and uniform vehicle fall protection safety policy across our organization in order to mitigate the risk of falls from vehicles, a potentially serious safety hazard in our business, which, while having a low incidence of occurrence, can result in severe injury, permanent disability, or death.
We work together to protect our employees and customers by promoting a culture of shared responsibility with collaborative program development, best practices, and the open exchange of suggestions, ideas, and concerns.
In all instances, we do not tolerate child or forced labor.
We Value Respectful Relationships
All employees, customers, vendors, and business associates are to be treated with courtesy and respect at all times. Conduct that threatens, intimidates, coerces, or fails to show appropriate respect to others, including employees, customers, vendors, and business associates, violates the Company's Values and Code of Ethics and will not be tolerated.