2021 Report
2021 Report
2021 ESG Metrics

Our Commitment

We recognize the importance of sustained commitment to corporate giving, even during the tough times.

During the past two years, communities have faced considerable economic and mental health challenges during the pandemic and SECURE didn’t waiver on its commitments to engaging and giving back in local communities and fundraising efforts during this time.

2021 Highlights

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Indigenous Inclusion

We commit to actively building and fostering long-lasting relationships with Indigenous communities through respectful engagement and opportunities for economic participation in support of Truth and Reconciliation. The merger with Tervita in 2021 combined the two companies’ geographic operational footprint and our Indigenous Relations teams came together to increase our capacity to engage with Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Agreements

In 2021, we entered into eight new mutually beneficial agreements with Indigenous  communities and businesses bringing the total to 21. We classify our formalized Indigenous relationships into three main categories:

1. Economic Participation Agreements

2. Consultation and Engagement Agreements

3. Cooperation Agreements

Indigenous Suppliers

SECURE updated our supply chain best practice to incorporate a definition of  Indigenous Business ownership that aligns with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). SECURE continues to identify and track our spending with Indigenous vendors and is aligning processes   to verify Indigenous ownership for our   vendors through SECURE’s supply chain onboarding platform.

SECURE’s supply chain team has helped improve SECURE’s local and Indigenous supplier sourcing by applying the same scorecard across all suppliers, in turn, validating our economic partnerships and continuing to grow them.

Indigenous Inclusion

We commit to actively building and fostering long-lasting relationships with Indigenous communities through respectful engagement and opportunities for economic participation in support of Truth and Reconciliation. The merger with Tervita in 2021 combined the two companies’ geographic operational footprint and our Indigenous Relations teams came together to increase our capacity to engage with Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Agreements

In 2021, we entered into eight new mutually beneficial agreements with Indigenous  communities and businesses bringing the total to 21. We classify our formalized Indigenous relationships into three main categories:

1. Economic Participation Agreements

2. Consultation and Engagement Agreements

3. Cooperation Agreements

Indigenous Suppliers

SECURE updated our supply chain best practice to incorporate a definition of  Indigenous Business ownership that aligns with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). SECURE continues to identify and track our spending with Indigenous vendors and is aligning processes   to verify Indigenous ownership for our   vendors through SECURE’s supply chain onboarding platform.

SECURE’s supply chain team has helped improve SECURE’s local and Indigenous supplier sourcing by applying the same scorecard across all suppliers, in turn, validating our economic partnerships and continuing to grow them.

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SPOTLIGHT

Liard First Nation

SECURE has been actively working with Iyon Kechika Contracting, an Indigenous contractor from the Liard First Nation near the BC-Yukon border. This partnership experienced a significant positive development in 2021. Our Indigenous  partner purchased a roll-off truck trailer for their waste collection business in support of SECURE’s operations in the region.

 

Memberships

SECURE maintains memberships in CCAB, the Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) and the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA).

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CASE STUDY

Coverall Purchase from Whitefish Lake First Nation Business

Through consultation engagements for our East Kaybob Pipeline project, which was commissioned in 2020, SECURE identified Goodfish Lake Business Corporation (GLBC), wholly owned by Whitefish Lake First Nation, as an Indigenous-owned supplier of coveralls. One of our goals for 2021 was to solely purchase all new coveralls for the Midstream
Infrastructure reporting segment with GLBC.

“SECURE Energy’s commitment to sustainability related to Goodfish Lake has had, and will continue to have, a lasting  impact on our community. It is industry leaders like SECURE that demonstrate what doing business in a sustainable way can accomplish. We appreciate their ongoing commitment and support of our company and community.”

-Tom Jackson, CEO Goodfish Lake Business Corporation

SECURE’s 2021 merger with Tervita created a unique opportunity to grow our business relationship with GLBC and  support Whitefish Lake First Nation by surpassing our goal and purchasing new coveralls and winter parkas for all transitioning Tervita employees, resulting in a one-time order equivalent to replacing coveralls for three years of  operations. In addition, SECURE partnered with GLBC to donate 842 legacy Tervita coveralls and 42 parkas for
redistribution to their community.

 

SPOTLIGHT

New Partnership in Nisga’a Lisims Treaty Lands

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In 2021, SECURE began partnering with AF Echo Bay, a Nisga’a Nation member-owned business located in northwest B.C. Through this partnership, SECURE will deliver waste management and environmental services within the Nisga’a Lisims Treaty Lands. We also provide employment opportunities and capacity building for the Nisga’a people. By working together, we help the Nisga’a meet their goals while enhancing the services we bring to customers and our operating each in the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

Community Investment

SECURE is an active participant in the communities where we operate.

Giving back is engrained in the SECURE culture and 2021 proved no different with over $540,000 invested in communities. Our community investment initiatives throughout Western Canada, North Dakota and Oklahoma fall into the following categories

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Community Investment Initiatives

With its partners, SECURE raised a record-breaking $505,000 through its annual Stampede Charity event for local charities, including: the Alex Community Health Centre, KidSport Calgary, Calgary Food Bank and Providence. Since beginning the event in 2014, we have contributed over $1 million to KidSport. Our generous employees contributed $63,000 in our 2021 United Way Campaign, and with the SECURE match, Team SECURE donated a grand total of $126,000 to the United Way. This employee driven campaign has evolved in the past two years to incorporate more online events, allowing us to include
our employees across our network of field locations. 

More 2021 Community Investment highlights:

  • SECURE’s annual Movember campaign also broke records, raising $63,022 in support of men’s mental and physical health. Our campaign ranked ninth in Canada and 24th in the world for organization-based campaigns
  • Our employees competed in the Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament raising over $16,000, putting SECURE in fourth place for fundraising
  • 2021 was the second year of our five-year, $100,000 partnership with STARS Air Ambulance. STARS provides people in remote regions with vital access to urgent medical care
  • SECURE sponsored Girl Power Hour, an annual event addressing pressing issues around anxiety based mental health issues facing kids and adolescents and most recently provided families with practical tools to cope with increased
    anxiety during the pandemic
  • Donated $25,000 to the Pacific Salmon Foundation, as part of a five-year $125,000 commitment. The Pacific Salmon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in B.C. and the Yukon
  • Contributed $10,000 toward the capital campaign of a new aquatic facility in the town of Drayton Valley, Alberta
  • Contributed $5,000 to UNICEF Annual Water for Life Gala

Looking Ahead

  • Indigenous Awareness Training rolled out to all employees in Q1 2022. It aligns with our goal to play an active role in Reconciliation in accordance with Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Call to Action 92, to provide employee education on the history of Aboriginal peoples
  • SECURE is initiating the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Certification – CCAB in Q4 2022. The PAR program confirms organizational performance in Aboriginal relations and provides independent third-party verification
  • Investigate and evaluate various processes and procedures to enhance reporting, tracking and evaluation of impact of our community investment initiatives