DPR Employees March in Capital Pride Parade

DPR Construction sponsored and walked in the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 10 in show of support of LBGTQ+ employees and community.

Global Social Responsibility

DPR volunteers and youth sit together at multiple tables constructing models.

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DPR was one of three construction firms promoting the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community and supporting the unique contributions of all its team members. More than 40 participants, demonstrated their support for their coworkers, friends, family and the larger LGBTQ+ community in the spirit of DPR’s central beliefs: Respect the Individual and Change the World.

“I cannot express how happy I am to be at a company that is so accepting; that is so amazing. When DPR says these are the core values, they do stand to it—integrity, ever-forward, uniqueness and enjoyment. They bring them all to life. I absolutely love working for this company,” said Piyush Dinesh Premchandani, project engineer.

A company on a mission to be a most admired firm by 2030, DPR aims to be known for progressive and influential people practices, and for being integral and indispensable to the communities where we operate. As such, DPR prioritizes global social responsibility by investing in people, partners, planet, and philanthropy. Sponsoring the Capital Pride Parade is a way for DPR to celebrate the diversity of its teams and communities.

As we move forward, we want to be a company that is inclusive and is a place where people can bring their whole authentic selves to work. By participating in events like this we are sending a message that this a place where you can come and be yourself and be supported and included.

Alison Tripp

National Recruiting Lead

DPR also held its third annual discussion of LGBTQ+ experience in the workplace as part of its “Pillar Talk” series for employees in June. DPR employees discussed their lived experiences, the challenges they’ve faced and how employees can support them. DPR also publishes a “Be a Pillar” blog series for the public, sharing the insights and experiences of it’s employees.