Sustainability at work – 2014 Report



Our employees are proud to build what matters.

Our employees’ shared expertise, passion and commitment to our clients’ success differentiate us and help forge long-term partnerships. So does our focus on creating an environment that allows employees to develop and thrive. This is how we strengthen our Tier-1 capabilities and effectively deliver even the most complex projects.

Strengthening our capabilities

In 2014, we continued to improve our Human Resources (HR) systems, practices and tools. We’re now able to better match individual skills, qualifications, education and career preferences to roles that challenge employees and support our business strategy. We’ve also taken concrete steps to ensure that employees exemplify the highest standards of ethical behaviour.

Through our company-wide HR initiatives, we engage employees and create long-term value for our organization and clients. We’re committed to helping employees reach their development and career goals. We also encourage them to proactively identify their career aspirations, seek out new challenges and take action to make their aspirations a reality. Our internal job posting site is one of the ways employees can explore new career opportunities at SNC-Lavalin.

Health, safety and security

The well-being of employees is fundamental to our company’s success. We implement and continuously improve the policies, programs and structures needed to safeguard their health, safety and security.

Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) is one of our corporate values and a core competency on which everyone is assessed during their performance evaluation. We also encourage people to be proactive when it comes to their own health, safety and security, and to report any situation that may jeopardize their well-being.

Diversity and inclusion

We’re proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce. Our employees’ diversity is a key strength in helping us understand and meet client needs worldwide.

In 2014, our employees continued to create value for our clients, partners, investors and the communities we serve. They speak 60 languages, represent some 80 nationalities and work from offices in over 50 countries.

Around the world, we strive to foster a culture where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and approaches are respected and valued. That’s why we’re committed to providing employees with a work environment where:

  • Employees are free to report misconduct without fear of retaliation.
  • Harassment, discrimination and any form of violence aren’t tolerated.
  • Diversity and equal opportunity are actively promoted.
  • Mutual trust and respect are present at all levels of the organization.
  • Employees have the opportunity to attain their full potential.

Breakdown of employees by type and region
Region Total
Asia-Pacific 4079
Europe 2974
Middle-East / Africa 14207
North America 17590
South America 3111

Workforce by gender (2014) - Workforce by age (2014)

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