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[Edmonton, Jan 12, 2024] – Chemco, a leading industrial contractor in western Canada, proudly announces its recent recognition as an Employer of Choice by Women Building Futures (WBF), a significant achievement that aligns with the company’s Chemco Cares program.
Chemco Cares: A Commitment to Workplace Safety, Diversity, and Community
Chemco’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Chemco Cares, has been a cornerstone of the company’s ethos for over 60 years. The program underscores Chemco’s dedication to creating a workplace culture where employees feel inspired, valued, healthy, and safe. With a focus on health and safety, work/life flexibility, leadership development, community engagement, and environmental stewardship, Chemco Cares embodies the company’s commitment to its people, contractors, customers, and the community.
Empowering Diversity through the WBF Partnership
The partnership with WBF, initiated in 2018, has been a natural extension of the Chemco Cares program, particularly in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. Chemco has actively supported WBF’s readiness programs, providing opportunities for women to explore and connect to careers in construction trades, driving, and operating industries. This collaboration has enriched Chemco’s workforce with skilled and diverse talent, reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing full, fair, and reasonable opportunities for all.
The Significance of Being an Employer of Choice
Being recognized as an Employer of Choice by WBF is a testament to Chemco’s continued efforts in fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment. “This recognition from WBF is not just an honor; it’s a reflection of our core values embodied in the Chemco Cares program,” says Bryan Lunge, VP of Marketing and Communications at Chemco. “It highlights our commitment to creating a workplace where diversity is celebrated, and every individual has the opportunity to thrive.”
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Future Goals: Strengthening the Partnership and Expanding Impact
Looking ahead, Chemco aims to deepen its partnership with WBF, aligning with the Chemco Cares program’s objectives. The company plans to expand its support for WBF’s training programs, increase the hiring of program graduates, and continue innovating workplace practices for a more inclusive environment. “Our goal is to set a benchmark in the industry for promoting gender diversity and creating a workplace where everyone, regardless of their background, feels valued and empowered,” adds Lunge.
Chemco invites its stakeholders, employees, and the community to join in celebrating this significant achievement and to support ongoing efforts in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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Established over 60 years ago, Chemco is a leader in Canada’s industry, known for its comprehensive approach from engineering to commissioning and a commitment to safety and quality. At its core, Chemco values people first, safety, and accountability, principles embodied in the Chemco Cares program. Chemco is dedicated to empowering its workforce and contributing positively to the communities it serves, from coast to coast.
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