Building what matters, sustainably – 2015 Report

Community engagement

Communities - Community engagement

At SNC-Lavalin, we are committed to our responsibilities as a corporate citizen. As a leading global engineering and construction firm, the scope of our work impacts hundreds of communities around the world where our clients, employees, business partners, local citizens and other stakeholders live and work.

SNC-Lavalin’s approach to donations and sponsorships aims to support ideas and initiatives with the potential to stimulate progress and build the future. Our goal is to have a positive impact on communities, learning and innovation.

Standard Operating Procedure

In 2015, we have adopted a Standard Operating Procedure for all Donations, Sponsorships, employee involvement and corporate memberships.

Called Donations, Sponsorships, Employee Involvement and Corporate Membership SOP, its purpose is to:

  • Articulate SNC-Lavalin’s charitable giving and sponsorship principles and priority areas
  • Maintain a consistent approach to social and community investment by ensuring funding is globally aligned in accordance with the philanthropic and business objectives of SNC-Lavalin
  • Establish clearly defined opportunities for recognition of employee volunteer involvement and fundraising
  • Clarify the distinction between a donation and a sponsorship

In 2016, our goal is to update this SOP to better align with our renewed values and to continuously improve our systems and processes.

Here are a few ways the company and our employees put our values into action in 2015.

North America

SNC-Lavalin is proud to announce that it has raised a total of $362 888 for Centraide of Greater Montreal plus $59 517 for United Way Centraide Canada during the 2015 campaign. Thanks to your generosity, the money will go toward supporting social programs and community initiatives. United Way Centraide Canada is a non-profit organization with over 100 branches across Canada. The organization raises money for local groups that address community issues, such as unemployment, affordable housing and shelters. Centraide of Greater Montreal is the local arm of the national organization. Middle East and Africa.

Mozambique – Kentz Training Solutions – Tete & Nacala

We were involved in establishing two training facilities in Mozambique, as part of an integrated development strategy which aims to provide project related training programs and preserve successful and sustainable growth in the country, combined with skills enhancement initiatives pioneered by Kentz Training Solutions (KTS). 

Kentz Typhoon Relief Fund on Leyte Island in the Philippines

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the central Philippines. In response, Kentz created the Kentz Typhoon Relief Fund. It enabled employees worldwide to support the relief efforts and affected families and friends of Kentz’s 3,500 Filipino employees.

The fund raised a total of US$300,000. Through the international humanitarian agency GOAL, this money helped refurbish more than 100 classrooms. In turn, the classrooms provided over 6,400 students with a safe and secure learning environment.