Corner Brook, NL – Earlier
today, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (Emera NL) recognized several of its
contractors for their commitment to workplace diversity during the construction
of the Maritime Link Project. Contractors, including locally owned Major’s
Logging and Marine Contractors Inc., were recognized as helping foster a more
diverse and inclusive work environment for traditionally underrepresented
Through the Maritime Link Project’s
Diversity Plan, Emera NL identified the significant role contractors would play
in promoting workplace diversity. Since 2011, Emera NL has worked closely with contractors
to ensure a clear understanding of diversity and inclusion goals and to identify
ways to work together to achieve success.
“Throughout 2015, these companies made significant efforts to
ensure diversity and inclusion at all of our worksites,”says Rick Janega, President and CEO, Emera NL, during a contractor
recognition event. “Today’s
event provides us with an opportunity to recognize each contractor’s contribution
and say thank you for their continued efforts.”
In 2015, five contractors working on the island of
Newfoundland were particularly noted for their dedication to diversity on the
Maritime Link Project and for the strides they have taken to help ensure
inclusion in the workplace. These include:
- AllNorth Consultants Ltd.
- Marine Contractors Inc.
- Major’s Logging Ltd.
- East Coast Catering
- H.J. O’Connell Construction Ltd.
groups in the construction industry include: women, Aboriginal Persons, persons
with disabilities and visible minorities. Each contractor working on the
Project is required to follow the terms outlined in both the Diversity Plan and
Benefits Agreement, as well as submitting their own diversity plan for their
“By proactively working with our
contractors, we are fostering a more diverse and inclusive work environment,” says
Patricia Butt, Director of Human Resources, Emera NL. “When it comes to the
construction and skilled trades, there’s always more work to be done and we
believe the key to success is through collaboration.”
Through this collaborative
approach, Emera NL has been
recognized provincially and nationally for its focus on diversity. Today’s celebration is
an opportunity to share that recognition with those who have helped make it a
About The Maritime Link Project
The Maritime Link is part of a larger strategy to address
the growing demand for more renewable energy. The Maritime Link will create
more energy options and reduce dependency on fossil fuel generation. By
connecting the island of Newfoundland to the North American grid for the first
time in history, the Link will create a new electricity loop in Atlantic
Canada, providing access to market for the region’s abundance of clean,
renewable energy. For more information on the Maritime Link, visit: www.EmeraNL.com.
Emera Newfoundland & Labrador
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs