Building what matters, sustainably – 2015 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 2015, 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 speak 60 languages, represent some 80 nationalities and work from offices in over 50 countries. Their diversity is a key strength in helping us understand and meet client needs worldwide.

In March 2016, we launched our Diversity Program which intends to take us further in creating a diverse and inclusive culture, offering our employees more choices and empowering them to reach their goals. Our goal is to ensure that women make up 20% of senior management in three years. We’ll also increase the number of women in our engineering and entire management population from about 13% today to 20% in three years. This, in turn, will benefit the company and be a driver in enabling us to outperform our business objectives.

Breakdown of employees by type and region
Region Total
Asia-Pacific 4879
Europe 2745
Middle-East / Africa 14404
North America 13646
South America 1109
* as of December 31, 2015 36783

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

Proud to build what matters

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