Investing in the growth and development of our people
We believe there is Energy in Together. We're part of a dynamic, growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to do the right thing. It is our innovative workforce who drives us towards achieving our sustainability objectives in the 1,000 little things we do everyday.
Each year we continue to progress our internal learning programs and leverage external resources to provide employees with the tools and training to advance their knowledge and expand their technical and interpersonal skills to meet the evolving needs of our business and industry. In 2022, we invested in the following areas:
- Expanded scope of customized internal content, including DEI and Indigenous Cultural awareness training, ESG awareness training, and the recertification of all employees to acknowledge and align with our corporate Code of Business Conduct.
- 35,253 cumulative hours of training achieved across all levels of the organization.
- Improved governance and reporting for mandatory and recommended training.
- $2,264,065 financial investment in materials, programs, and internal and external resources.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace
At SECURE, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which all our employees feel valued, included, and empowered to be key contributors to our success. All team members have a role to play in helping to create an accessible workplace where everyone feels that they belong.
Our diversity and inclusion initiatives and actions are focused on:
- Fostering awareness, understanding, and skills among all employees, to support a respectful and inclusive workplace.
- Aiming to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work.
- Building inclusive leadership skills as a core competency for all leaders.
- Supporting involvement in diverse employee networks and other related initiatives.
- Collaborating with industry and community partners to foster inclusion and reduce employment barriers.
Board of Directors Diversity
SECURE is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion on the Board and throughout the organization. In 2021, SECURE approved a Diversity and Inclusion Policy to outline the company’s commitment to diverse attributes in recruiting, hiring and promoting employees, and to the measurement of and reporting on SECURE’s progress in implementing diversity and inclusion throughout the workforce. We are confident that the implementation of this policy and the diversity that currently exists throughout the organization will lead to greater diversity at the executive level over time. The Diversity and Inclusion Policy further provides that SECURE has adopted a target of maintaining a Board comprised of at least 30% women by 2023. As of March 2023, SECURE achieved this target as women comprise 38% of the Board.
Everyone Goes Home Safe
Our number one goal every day is to go home safe. Like our values state, Working the SECURE way starts with Working Safely. From operators at our various field locations to employees who work at our Calgary head office and regional offices, safety is a cornerstone of our culture, because if we’re not safe, nothing else matters. Our track record of safe operations demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards and attests to our vision of striving for an injury-free workplace.
At SECURE we are actively working towards building a Level 5 Leading Safety culture with a robust health and safety management system as our foundation and a commitment to evolve our safety culture from systems-driven to values-based.
To plan for operational and non-operational emergencies, SECURE has a robust Emergency Response Program to minimize risk to our business, stakeholders, and the environment. Over 2022, the following initiatives were completed:
- Development of 88 integrated site-specific Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) as a result of the Tervita merger.
- Creation of an overarching All Risks and Hazards Core ERP to be consistently applied across the organization.
- Progress in digitizing operations ERPs, Incident Management Toolkit, Incident Command System (ICS) forms, and other relevant information made available on our intranet.
- Created a dedicated Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in the Calgary Corporate Office with essential resources readily available.
- Successfully conducted 34 table-top exercises and six deployment exercises with participation from over 400 employees.
- A combination of nine ICS 200 and ICS 300 training sessions were completed by 89% of the leadership team. Role-specific training was taken with 11 executives, Vice President and C-Suite Executives completing ICS-402 training; and 13 employees completing specialized ICS-420: Safety Officer training.
Reinvesting time and money in communities
Giving back in the communities where we live and work is being a good neighbour. In the last five years alone, SECURE has reinvested over $5.9 million back into communities throughout Western Canada and the US, supporting organizations such as the United Way, STARS Air Ambulance and KidSport.
Regardless of commodity cycles or economic factors out of our control, SECURE remains committed to responsibly reinvest time and money back into the communities that welcome and continue to support our business.
Advancing relationships with Indigenous communities and providing opportunities for increased economic participation
We are committed to building lasting relationships with Indigenous peoples through respectful engagement and providing opportunities for increased economic participation. We strive to maintain positive relationships that contribute to the sustainable economic and social development in the communities where we do business. We are guided by the framework set out in our Indigenous Relations Policy.
In 2022, SECURE spent over $6 million with 49 Indigenous vendors, also providing more than $2 million in direct financial benefits related to royalties and benefit agreements with Indigenous communities – funds that contribute to supporting community priorities and programs.
The success of our business relies heavily on the relationships that we have built with our suppliers.
We strive to work with organizations who share our core values, sustainability objectives and environmental and social practices. SECURE’s . SECURE’s Supplier Code of Conduct was launched in 2020 to establish standards and principles with respect to labour and human rights, business ethics, health and safety, environmental sustainability and stakeholder engagement. We prequalify our contractors and suppliers prior to supplying goods or services to the organization and expect our suppliers to adhere to this Code.