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SUSTAINABILITY

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OUR ESG
FRAMEWORK

In order to develop our long-term priorities and objectives effectively into our business model, Powell Contracting has developed our ESG Framework which is visible through all our initiatives. Our framework allows us to take a multidisciplinary approach towards a consistent management directive. We capture lessons learned and innovations to inform future projects, as well as to monitor and report sustainability performance effectively.

The Powell ESG Framework places a core emphasis on:

1. Environmental

2. Social

3. Governance

The ESG Framework applies from the earliest stage of a project, all the way through to the end. It centres on a consideration of environmental, social, and governance factors that pertain to our operations. We recognize that our communities are our biggest resource, and that key to their prosperity is taking care of their environment. Making our best effort to improve the sustainability and reduce the impact of all of our projects.

 

Through proper planning, we can design and deliver projects responsibly with an emphasis on sustainable change for the environment. Our people-focused projects look at adding long-lasting value, which reduces internal stress and intangible costs for the benefits of ourselves, our customers, and other stakeholders. We hold ecological and environmental responsibility in high regard when it comes to the construction industry.

 

This strategy has a direct impact on economic performance. Through strong and responsible management of our assets, we can maximize our performance, deliver resource efficiency savings, and enable our customers and businesses to operate as efficiently as possible. Often times placing an emphasis on a community-based approach and environmental focus can create powerful impacts that can be strongly felt across all levels of business.

INITIATIVES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Sustainability has a huge role in providing community value. It is our responsibility to ensure that all stakeholders in our community, and those affected by our projects, are heard and seen. Everyone deserves to be treated equally when it comes to community engagement, and we strive to uphold our values of philanthropy and integrity.

MANAGEMENT-BASED RESOURCES

Our focus is to ensure that all business leaders and departments are equipped with the tools they need to lead and manage. We facilitate a broad scope of career development opportunities and strategies which can be utilized to maximize current opportunities.

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

As things change, we want to ensure that we are constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting our environment. This means placing an emphasis on all project designs both physical and digital. We create meaningful workspaces that create a lasting effect on employee performance. All of our designs look at minimizing physical waste while effectively creating environmental value.

PROJECTS

YEAR OF GROWTH AND INNOVATION

We are excited to share our commitment to growth and innovation. As our company continues to grow with exciting speed, we want to ensure that we are doing everything we can to put our people and our work in a position to succeed. We have rolled out new initiatives and business units that will have a positive impact in the coming years, and we have continued to recognize exceptional employees and leaders, remaining committed to developing people first.

INNOVATIONS ACADEMY - MAKING EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE

Innovations Academy is a dedicated space through which training and resources can be accessible to anyone interested in Ontario. Innovations Academy’s unique approach to critical safety infrastructure awareness is simple: provide quality training programs to a broad spectrum of Ontario’s roadside hardware community, delivered by passionate and experienced instructors. Lean more here.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE

Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a consolidated step in making Powell Contracting a stronger and more effective organization, that will help us to better service our customers. We believe there are always steps a company can make to become more diverse and inclusive, progressive organization, and we are committed to making it a priority. We want to empower all employees to feel comfortable in contributing their own authentic viewpoints, thoughts, and ideas. We believe that through this growth initiative continue to build a strong team that comes from all walks of life. Read more about DEI at Powell here.

WELLNESS CHALLENGE

We believe that mental and physical health should be a priority in any work environment. Which is why we are excited to continue our  annual Powell Wellness Challenge. High turnout and engagement between team members has always been welcomed,  with teams being able to connect with one another through these challenges that emphasize health and wellness. Beyond this the Powell Wellness Challenge, we invite all our employees to take the necessary steps required to ensure mental health with internal resources that are available to all staff.

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