Recognizing a shared responsibility for environmental stewardship, Tidwell Excavating is guided by a matrix of sustainable business practices. Its overarching goal is to continually monitor and evaluate its ecological footprint and to work with suppliers, subcontractors and partners who reflect this commitment. While complying with all environmental laws, Tidwell seeks to be a leader in the utility and telecommunications industry through practices that span recycling and reuse, e-waste disposal, resource conservation and efficiency, and public cleanup initiatives. Tidwell’s environmental principles mirror those of its largest client, Southern California Edison, which is working toward the state’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
Under the parentage of Meruelo Enterprises Inc. (MEI) for two decades, Tidwell Excavating is a leader in workforce diversity, as a certified Minority Business Enterprise recognized by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council. MEI is the leading Latino-owned Minority Business Enterprise certified by the Supplier Clearinghouse, which is overseen by the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission. As part of MEI’s portfolio of companies, Tidwell is driven by a longstanding dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion, not only in its workforce, but in its supply chain.