“Strong Leadership is a reflection of a greater organization.”
In order to develop our long-term priorities and objectives effectively into our business model, Powell Contracting has developed our Sustainability Framework which is visible through all our initiatives. Our framework allows us to take a multidisciplinary approach towards a consistent management directive. We can capture lessons learned and innovations to inform future projects as well as to monitor and report sustainability performance effectively.
The Powell Sustainability Framework places a core emphasis on:
The sustainability framework applies from the earliest stage of a project, all the way through to the end. We recognize that communities are our biggest resource. People fuel the passion which drives our business. This starts with creating value in the community through engagement and development. We develop and maintain strong relationships with all our employees and businesses and strive to create the right environment by encouraging and allowing opportunities for individuals and teams to realize their full potential, which thereby enables our business to achieve its strategic goals and targets.
Through proper planning, we can design and deliver projects responsibly with an emphasis on sustainable change for the environment. Our people-focused projects have an emphasis on adding long-lasting value which reduces internal stress and intangible costs for the benefits of both ourselves and our customers. We aim to place ecological and environmental responsibility back into the construction industry.
These two strategies have 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.
Sustainability has a huge role in providing community value. It is our responsibility to ensure that all members of the community are heard and seen. Regardless of role or seniority, we strive to recognize that all peoples have equal value when it comes to sustaining the business model. We can identify needs within the business and provide a scope of what needs to be addressed.
MANAGEMENT BASED RESOURCES
Our strong 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.
As things change, we want to ensure that we are constantly ahead of the curve. 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.
YEAR OF GROWTH & INNOVATION
As we move into 2021, we are excited to share our commitment to Growth & Innovation. As our company and businesses continue 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 in the industry. We have rolled out new initiatives and business units that will make an impact in the coming years. We have continued to recognize exceptional employees and leaders and remain committed to developing people, first.
INNOVATIONS ACADEMY - MAKING EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE
This year we are proud to unveil our latest project. We wanted to create a dedicated space through which training and resources can be accessible to all consumers within 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.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVE
Our new Diversity & 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 that a company can make to become more diversified and inclusive 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.
Throughout the COVID-19 situation in Ontario, our company was able to shift to remote work for a number of our employees. We believe that mental and physical health should be maintained in any work environment. Which was why we are excited to have concluded our first ever Powell Contracting Wellness Challenge. A huge participation level was welcomed and our team was able to connect with one another through a team challenge that brought each group closer. Beyond this 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.