At Hatfield, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is at the forefront of everything we do. We support an active CSR program through volunteerism and active fundraising for selected non-profits and charitable programs, by maintaining transparency in our operations, and, where appropriate, involving stakeholders in decision-making. Our goal is to decrease the environmental impacts associated with company activities, and to support high social and employment standards in all of our locations.
Our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards, and operating with a social conscience, has garnered widespread recognition including our most recent 2020 BC Business of Good Award, celebrating companies with a high level of social and environmental responsibility. Other awards we are honored to have received include the 2018 Environmental Managers Association of BC’s Regulatory Challenge Award, BC’s Top Employer Award in 2014, the 2007 Nexen Award for Excellence in Corporate Social and Ethical Responsibility, and the 2000 Mark Drake Award in Recognition of Excellence in Communicating Private Sector Contributions to International Cooperation Issues.
Over the years, our CSR focus has evolved from volunteering and charitable donations to an integrated strategy for sustainability. Hatfield strives to exceed legal and other mandated standards to fulfill our CSR objectives in the areas of organization and governance, human rights, labour practices, environmental sustainability, fair operating practices, corporate relationships, and community involvement and development. Above all, we value honesty, respect, and integrity through our CSR mandate and our company core values.
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At Hatfield, our success is a tribute to the amazing people we work with. Our team includes experts in environmental design, biology, hydrology, geomatics, social science, wildlife, chemistry, finance, information management, and so much more. Hatfield provides an enabling environment to support this diversity of expertise, as well as foster teamwork and collaboration. This is achieved through a commitment to health and safety, open communication, mentorship, professional development opportunities, and progression based on merit. Safety is Hatfield’s number one priority in the planning and execution of all activities. Our health and safety program promotes continual improvement with the goal of achieving zero health or safety reportable incidents annually.
Hatfield is committed to reducing our environmental impacts. Along with providing environmental services that are sustainable and socially conscious, we support a range of activities that positively impact our environment, two examples include:
- Our offices provide bicycle storage and shower facilities to support cycling as a healthy, emission-free option for commuting. Our staff have participated in Bike to Work Week since 2007.
- We offer paid time off for staff to volunteer with causes they feel passionate about. For example, staff regularly volunteer their time to assist with local initiatives such as the Great Shoreline Cleanup, and restoring local parks by removing invasive species and planting native vegetation.
Hatfield’s global operations afford our staff opportunities to make positive contributions in countries around the world. Our team has volunteered their time and expertise to important social causes in many of the countries in which we operate, including Canada, Indonesia and Africa. Workplace events routinely raise funds to support communities in which we work and live. Recently our teams have supported UNICEF, Haiti Relief Fund, the Harvest Project, the Seymour Salmonid Society, United Way, the Canadian Red Cross’s Wildfire Relief Fund, and the North Shore Lookout Housing and Health Society. Hatfield has also donated funds to build a home in the Mmankgodi Village in Botswana, and to water and sanitation enhancements in rural areas in Indonesia.
Hatfield’s global presence has provided opportunities for our staff to help in times of crisis. For example, during the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Hatfield contributed on-the-ground assistance, satellite imagery, and mapping support to aid relief efforts — using our resources to help those in need. During the 2016 wildfires in Alberta and BC, Hatfield produced near real-time fire extent imagery to help coordinate firefighting efforts.