Sustainability / Our People
Considering Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain
Piedmont is developing plans to evaluate all suppliers who support our projects. This includes tracking procurement from minority-, women-, LGTBQ+-, and veteran-owned businesses as well as small businesses, so we can ensure inclusivity in procurement decisions. We expect our suppliers to align with our commitments in environmental management, pollution prevention, and resource efficiencies.
Since 2021, Piedmont has worked with P&C Recruiting and HR, a women-owned and women-led business specializing in executive and technical engineering recruitment and HR consulting. The company has specific expertise in the natural resource extraction and green energy industries and shares many of our values.
Rhonda Zuraff, Co-founder and Principal of P&C Recruiting and HR, shared these
insights on her work with Piedmont.
“Diversity, generally speaking, is a topic that is front and center in the mining industry, and we are thrilled to assist Piedmont in fulfilling its commitments in this regard – both as a women-owned supplier and as a key source of diverse executive and technical talent. As companies in the natural resource extraction sector chart their path in terms of social responsibility, Piedmont has a golden opportunity to build its culture and commitments from the ground floor. It’s an absolute pleasure to help contribute to their efforts.”
Co-founder and Principal of P&C Recruiting and HR
As Piedmont works to support diversity in our supply chain, we also remain equally committed to sourcing the products and materials used in our operations through local businesses, when possible. This helps us invest in our communities while reducing cost and environmental factors, such as shipping, storage, and energy consumption related to the transport of goods.