Corporate Social Responsibility

J. Simmons Group, Inc. (JSG) is committed to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and to contributing to and encouraging community growth and economic development.  We strive to improve the quality of life of our workforce, their families and the communities in which we operate. 

Our corporate social responsibility extends beyond being a good corporate citizen and includes a commitment to developing policies that integrate responsible practices into our daily business operations.  We fully embrace our ethical, legal and economic responsibilities to maintain the highest standards of ethics, while complying with the law and contributing to the overall growth and strength of the community.

Environmental Stewardship
At JSG, we are stanch in our commitment to preserve, protect and enhance the environment. We have an excellent track-record and commitment to beneficial uses of dredge materials in order to maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment. A leader in the execution of Disposal Area Management Program (DAMP), we work to protect the community’s health and safety while promoting good stewardship of limited land and public resources by keeping sites drained and cleared. This not only reduces the presence of insects, rodents and other pests, but it also discourages illegal dumping of trash and garbage. Our efforts to incorporate environmentally beneficial uses of dredged material help stabilize shorelines, create bird habitats and enhance coastal marshes. And, our efforts to identify and prevent the disposal of hazardous materials, further protects the health and safety of our employees, clients, project partners and the public.

Community Support
We take our responsibility to the community seriously and employ a collaborative approach with residents, city officials, civic associations and other individuals and groups in neighborhoods affected and impacted by our work. It is our goal to always be an active and considerate corporate neighbor.

JSG is committed to using its resources to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities where we live and work. We are committed to creating stronger and healthier communities, improving the quality of life, and supporting the social and community issues of importance to the communities where we operate. Our community outreach initiatives, employee volunteerism and philanthropic contributions support communities and organizations that improve quality of life and create economic development opportunities. 

In expanding to Civil Construction, JSG fully expects to encounter an entirely different set of community relation challenges.  However, our firm fully intends to confront these challenges in a proactive and mutually beneficial manner. By remaining transparent and engaging citizens of the communities affected by JSG construction activities, we hope to mitigate confusion, anger, and restlessness.  In addition, JSG remains steadfast in its mission to minimize the "footprint" or affects created by our construction operations.

what community leaders say about us

The Pleasantville community has witness and benefited from JSG's commitment to corporate social responsibility for more than a decade.  Their partnership with our community as they work to manage the Glendale dredge disposal site has resulted in collaboration of ideas to support positive development and environmental monitoring. Their support has assisted in improving the quality of life in Pleasantville."

Bridgette Murray
President of the Pleasantville Area Super Neighborhood Council #57