Mar 08, 2019
Creating an inclusive and respectful workplace
LNG Canada hosted the launch of the Builders Code in our Vancouver office on March 8, to coincide with International Women’s Day. The Builders Code is an initiative of the BC government and the BC Construction Association and introduces a new code of conduct to the construction workplace that aims to reduce bullying, hazing and harassment, and encourage more women to pursue construction careers.
The announcement on International Women’s Day was supported by LNG Canada as a signatory to the Builders Code, and the Industry Training Authority, WorkSafe BC, the BC Construction Safety Alliance and others.
Widening the definition of safety to include stress or distraction caused by discrimination, bullying, hazing or harassment is the foundation of the Builders Code.
LNG Canada CEO, Andy Calitz, said LNG Canada is committed to supporting equity and diversity. “Our support of the builders code will help the province grow and retain its skilled labour pool,” he said. “We look forward to working with contractors and suppliers whose commitment to safety and diversity matches our own.”
Women currently make up only 4.7% of trades in industry in BC. LNG Canada wants to double that percentage over the construction period on the project, and will be introducing programs and initiatives to encourage women to consider pursuing a career in the trades, and find a place on the LNG Canada project to work.