Our community involvement has taught us the way to make this happen is by nurturing open, honest and transparent relationships. Behaving consistently in this manner is fundamental to building trust.
While it is the government that gives us an operating permit, it is the community and our community relations partners who ultimately grant us their permission. Our interactions are guided by our desire to build and maintain value-added, long-term relationships with communities, Aboriginal peoples, regulatory agencies and non-governmental organizations to support our ongoing community involvement processes and social license to operate.
Aboriginal Guiding Principles
Tervita is committed to building positive relationships with Aboriginal communities based on respect, trust and open communication.
Respect - Tervita respects the inherent rights and diversity as asserted by First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.
Community - Tervita supports local community initiatives that reflect our commitment to sustainability and the quality of life of communities where we live and work.
Relationships - Tervita’s relationships with Aboriginal communities are based on the development of new projects and existing operations, as well as community interests.
Participation - Tervita is an equal-opportunity organization. We encourage Aboriginal people to seek employment and business opportunities with our company.
Partnerships - Tervita partners with regional and national organizations that foster increased participation of Aboriginal community members in our industry.