Leadership Commitment to Economic Reconciliation
Message From the Chief Executive Officer:
Babcock Canada is committed to implementing the spirit and intent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92 (Business Reconciliation), including ensuring:
- meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and partnering with Indigenous communities and businesses.
- Indigenous peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities.
- that Indigenous communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from Babcock operations; and
- education for management and staff on the history of Indigenous peoples, and skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
To this end Babcock Canada has adopted the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification program as an Indigenous Reconciliation Framework to guide Babcock’s policy and program development and interactions with Indigenous peoples, communities, and businesses. The four pillars of Babcock Canada’s Reconciliation Framework are:
- Corporate Leadership
- Indigenous Workforce
- Business Partnerships
- Community Outreach
Adopting the PAR certification program as an Indigenous Reconciliation Framework will ensure Babcock Canada’s relationships with Indigenous peoples, communities and businesses are based on mutual respect and meaningful benefits. As the CEO of Babcock Canada, I personally take responsibility for ensuring that our Indigenous Reconciliation Framework is implemented in an effective and meaningful way, and that Babcock Canada will strive to be a leader in Indigenous relations in Canada’s aerospace, defence, marine, and nuclear sectors.
Chief Executive Officer