Tarlton ESG Statement

Tarlton Corporation, a St. Louis-based general contractor, construction manager and design-builder in business since 1946, is committed to sustainable business operations. Tarlton’s policies and procedures promote care for the environment, care for people, investments in communities, ethical business conduct, and outstanding client service.

Environmental Stewardship

We recognize the importance of preserving natural resources and minimizing human impact on the environment. Tarlton aims to reduce our carbon footprint, divert waste from landfills, protect local ecosystems, and promote sustainable business operations and construction. A sponsor of the USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter and founding supporter of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, Tarlton is a 2023 Engineering News-Record Top 100 Green Contractor.

Company leaders demonstrated their commitment to sustainability when choosing in the early 2000s to build our new corporate headquarters on a brownfield site. The first LEED Silver project in the City of St. Louis, our building was designed and constructed to maximize indoor air quality, daylighting, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and employee comfort. Energy use is offset by a 25 KV rooftop solar array and high-efficiency fans and lighting installed in 2011. Tarlton has since completed another 17 LEED projects and a dozen historic restoration projects to preserve and repurpose buildings with special significance.

Our Sustainability Committee guides Tarlton participation in sustainability initiatives and creates opportunities to build employees’ awareness and daily sustainable practices.

Social Responsibility

We prioritize the safety, health and wellness of our employees, partners, and communities. Tarlton is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that engages in fair labor practices, promotes diversity and inclusion, sponsors a Tarlton CARES program to empower all team members, and supports local initiatives centered around improving people’s lives.

Tarlton is an equal opportunity builder, employer and purchaser of goods and services. We believe diversity in the workplace and marketplace are key components to the success of our community. We aim to provide meaningful opportunities for minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE), and disadvantaged (DBE) businesses to participate in the construction projects we complete for our clients. All firms with which we work are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to diversity through the inclusion of minority and women employees and apprentices. Tarlton measures first- and second-tier diverse contract spend on all our construction projects.

We employ a full-time inclusion and diversity manager. Our Diversity Committee spearheads educational and experiential initiatives.

Tarlton has a goal to continuously improve throughout our organization and operations.


The company is governed by a Board of Directors and receives counsel from an outside Board of Advisors. The Tarlton Board of Directors has the fiduciary responsibility for the company, including planning for succession and business continuity.

Company policies promote procurement integrity, obligation to report, whistleblower protection, program training, reviews and audits. Tarlton’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct regulates concerns such as conflicts of interest, bribery, corruption, communications and records, discrimination, and harassment. Procedures are in place to respond to code of conduct violations.

Tarlton provides cybersecurity protection through structural mechanisms to educate employees, assess risk, and respond in the event of a security threat or breach. Our information security policies and compliance controls are regularly audited.