VERTEX ABORIGINAL ENGAGEMENT
Vertex recognizes and appreciates the unique qualities, abilities and diversities of Aboriginal People and their relationship with their lands and environment. Through open communication, we develop positive relationships with Aboriginal People that are based on trust, honesty and integrity. This builds a synergy that will help us all to realize our goals, and accomplish mutually beneficial business objectives.
Vertex commits to creating relationships with Aboriginal and First Nation’s Peoples in areas where, traditional lands and or communities are close to, or are affected by projects and or operations.
We respect the Aboriginal and First Nation’s Peoples traditional values and ways of life, heritage sites, and the relationship with their lands and the environment.
We engage in open, honest, two-way communication with Aboriginal and First Nation’s peoples in regards to Vertex’s projects and operations.
We are committed to working with Aboriginal and First Nation’s Peoples by assisting them in achieving continual benefits resulting from Vertex’s projects and/or operations, including opportunities to build capacity in training to employment, and business development.
We cultivate understanding, respect and opportunities for local Aboriginal and First Nation’s Peoples among Vertex’s employees and contractors.
Vertex upholds a shared commitment to corporate social responsibility, including ourselves, our subsidiaries, employees, and contractors. We always conduct our projects, operations and general business in a manner that reflects the above principles.
Vertex will provide ongoing leadership and resources including project management, development of business strategies, and action plans to ensure the effective implementation of the above principles and policies.
Vertex will offer equal opportunities to Aboriginal and First Nation’s Peoples to become a part of our permanent workforce, which encompasses a wide spectrum of career opportunities and levels.
Vertex will offer contracting opportunities to qualified Aboriginal and First Nation’s companies, suppliers and contractors, where appropriate.
Vertex will encourage joint venture opportunities between Aboriginal and First Nation businesses when it builds capacity and supports mutual business interests for all parties.
Vertex will enter into agreements with Aboriginal and First Nation’s peoples, when and where appropriate, to initiate and support training for employment opportunities, apprenticeships and other initiatives that will help build and sustain Aboriginal and First Nation’s individuals and communities.