Sustainability

NGC believes that a safety and environmentally conscious company promotes sustainable communities. Good overall health and clean air and water are basic necessities, and NGC has an obligation to promote those qualities.

NGC believes that we promote healthy and sustainable communities through a commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and community involvement.

All of our organizations have robust and auditable safety programs. NGC values and promotes safety training. We want our clients and employees to get home safely at the end of each day.

A safe workplace is also one that practices environmental stewardship. Many of our operations can have a direct impact on the environment. NGC wants that impact to be positive. In that regard, we practice the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle), and where possible, NGC eliminates waste and emissions.

NGC’s approach to sustainable communities, safety, and environmental stewardship.

Sustainability

Fundamental to NGC’s corporate culture, and to our ownership structure, is the commitment to support the communities in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.  We are building business and infrastructure capacity within Nunatsiavut, and through the employment of Beneficiaries. NGC encourages training in areas where our member companies provide employment. We also participate in community-sponsored events and contribute 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 all its activities, it will strive to protect the health and safety of its employees, and others who may be affected by these activities.

NGC’s safety policies:

  • 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.

Environmental Stewardship

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 in the future.

Greenhouse 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.

We are committed to Continuous Quality Improvement.  NGC looks for new efficiencies and it uses industry best practices to minimize the environmental impact of our operations.

Environmental protection plans are required as we plan for new operating seasons and all new undertakings. The plan is integral to our operations, and it requires us to measure and forecast the environmental implications of our planned activities. NGC requires complete and active participation in this plan by all employees at every level of the company. NGC’s goal is to exceed the environmental regulations and standards set by governments and by our clients.

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