Sustainability

Environmental Stewardship
Our operations can have a direct impact on our environment. Therefore, the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies is committed to a proactive Environmental Policy that promotes the practice of sustainable operations that meet our needs today while respecting the needs of others for today and for the tomorrows to come.

Green house gas emissions and climate change are of particular importance to our corporate culture and to our northern operations. We strive to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and where possible eliminate waste and emissions from our operations.

Our commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement sees us look for new efficiencies and use industry best practices to minimize our environmental impact throughout our operations.

The planning for new operational seasons and new undertakings is accompanied by an environmental protection plan. This Plan is integral to our operations and ensures the constant regard for environmental awareness. Complete and active participation in this Plan by all employees at every level is necessary for our company to operate at the level of environmental stewardship that is expected. Of course Government environmental codes of practice and legislation as well as client standards also govern our environmental initiatives.

Sustainability
Fundamental to our corporate culture and our ownership structure, is our commitment in supporting the communities in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.  We accomplish this by participating in community-sponsored events and contributing to both charitable and social initiatives.  In addition, a portion of the earnings from our operations is provided to the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust to advance their broad mandate to improve the economic prospects and quality of life of Beneficiaries to the Labrador Inuit Land Claim.

Safety
We believe that all accidents are preventable.  The management of Nunatsiavut Group Companies is committed to transferring their vision of Zero Accident Performance to all workers, at all levels within the organization.
It is the primary and continuing policy of NGC, that in the conduct of its activities it will endeavour to protect the health and safety of its employees, and others who may be affected by these activities.

Our specific safety policies are:

  • Paramount to the success of any operation is a good safety program. The company is aware of the benefits of such a program for both the health and safety of its employees, its clients and for the successful completion of the work.
  • Employees at every level, including management, are responsible and accountable for the company’s overall safety initiatives. Complete and active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the safety excellence the company expects.
  • Management supports participation in the plan by all employees and provides equipment, training and procedures. Employees are responsible for following all procedures, working safely and, wherever possible, improving safety measures.