Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business recognizes Hatch’s ongoing commitment to Aboriginal inclusion

October 12, 2016

Canadian Council for Aboriginal BusinessAt Hatch, we embrace the mantra leaving communities better than we found them. We continually look to foster Aboriginal inclusion on projects and in our offices, strengthening our commitment to ensure a bright future for people in the communities we impact.

This past September, Hatch attended the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) annual gala, which recognizes companies that are committed to Aboriginal engagement at all levels of their organization. Hatch holds a membership with the CCAB and has been Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Committed for three years.

“We believe in building relationships with Aboriginal groups in order to broaden our understanding, to learn, and to work together to build stronger communities,” John Bianchini, CEO, comments. “We’re constantly seeking to improve, and greatly value our partnership with the CCAB.”

PAR certification provides a high level of assurance to Aboriginal communities because the designation is supported by an independent, third-party verification of company reports. The final company level is determined by a jury comprised of Aboriginal business people. The program was introduced 15 years ago and remains the premier Canadian corporate social responsibility program with an emphasis on Aboriginal relations.

This certification is just one milestone in Hatch’s ongoing Aboriginal inclusion efforts; many senior leaders and staff form an internal Aboriginal Engagement Committee (AEC) which drives continuous improvement among leadership, human resources, procurement, and environmental projects at Hatch.

In addition to being PAR Committed, Hatch received an Outreach Award from the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards program and the Workplace System Leadership Award from the Aboriginal Human Resource Council in 2015. Both awards recognized Hatch for implementing effective strategies and practices that benefit community groups, including Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

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