CONSIDER WHAT EXISTS IN EACH FIELD
We believe in building trust in the places where we do business—whether that’s by engaging honestly, by giving back, by putting safety first, or by looking for smarter, more sustainable ways to get the job done right.
Our safety slogan 'Think Safety, Work Safely' describes not only what we do, but our values and culture. Our most important asset is our people. That’s why safety is an integral part of our job.
In IEMSA’s Health, Safety and Environmental Protection (HS&E) Program, every person is responsible and accountable for safety – from senior management to the individual worker. Through IEMSA’s Employee Commitments, each person pledges to demonstrate their belief in safety - whether at work, on the road, or at home.
IEMSA’s HS&E Program provides
- Corporate policy, assigned responsibilities, and workplace rules
- Environmental policy, hazard assessment, and controls
- On-going work orientation, training and education, and communication
- Job-specific safe work practices and procedures
- Equipment operation and maintenance practices and procedures
- Safety requirements and systems that focus on management, employee, and trade contractor awareness to reduce the risk of workplace incidents
- Leading and lagging indicators, audits, and reporting
- Emergency management and response systems and procedures
- An enterprise-based company-wide incident management system
- A restricted work program so any injured employee can continue safe and meaningful work during recovery
IEMSA also employs a team of health and safety professionals to work closely with our managers and workers to support our diversified operations.
Culture of Safety
- On our jobsite crews hold mandatory daily meetings to address current HS&E issues and ensure our workers adhere to our safety commitments.
- We see safety as a continuous drive for achievement and improvement, because safety benefits everyone. At IEMSA, we are committed to protecting the environment, health, and safety of our workers, clients, and communities where we operate.
Compulsory corporate education and training include:
- A drug and alcohol program
- Supervisor safety training
- A mentoring program
- First aid training
We see safety as a continuous drive for achievement and improvement, because safety benefits everyone. At IEMSA, we are committed to protecting the environment, health, and safety of our workers, clients, and communities where we operate.
INCLUSION & DIVERSITY
Each of us has a role in advancing Inclusion and Diversity at IEMSA.
We acknowledge that systemic discrimination exists everywhere in the world. When we each make a personal commitment to consider our biases, our privilege, and where we are today, we can begin the journey to shift our perspectives.
Inclusion is a shared responsibility – a state where we value and support our people and foster their unique individual and life experiences
An inclusive environment will ensure our ability to attract and retain a workforce that results in Diversity. We do this when we value and respect the collective sum of our individual differences, backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and knowledge.
At IEMSA, we encourage feedback, and we will stand up to behaviors that do not respect our people or reflect our values. We want to be a place where our employees feel safe to be themselves and can reach their full potential.
We know that a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity will enrich our culture, our workforce, and the industries and sectors where we operate. An inclusive culture brings us together, and in turn, improves our employee engagement and performance.
AT IEMSA, we commit to:
Listening to and supporting our employees by intentionally and consistently gathering experiences and perspectives through our Employee Resources Groups and other means such as surveys. This will help us to understand and identify changes to make everyone feel safe and welcome.
Building our awareness and knowledge of current language, educating ourselves about the impact of our words, and practicing inclusive behaviors that support our diverse employees. This empowers our people to connect, belong, and lead.
Evaluating and revising existing processes and practices to ensure they are equitable and inclusive for everyone.
We know that Inclusion and Diversity will be a continuous journey and requires sustained commitment. We require everyone’s participation to ensure equitable and inclusive practices are embedded in our company culture to move Forward. Together.
Listen to and support our employees:
To ensure diverse voices are represented, our top management who are made up of members from diverse lived experiences and perspectives support and identify best practices, share knowledge, raise awareness and act as a bridge across marginalized groups. IEMSA management are always open to employees on a voluntary basis to engage, connect, learn, and share experiences in a safe space.
Build our awareness and knowledge:
We are working to identify areas for improvement and continually update our action plan to ensure IEMSA continues to be a workplace where all employees feel welcome, safe to be themselves and can reach their full potential.
Evaluate and revise processes and practices:
Through active memberships with industry and business leader groups, we are doing our part to drive change in equity, inclusion and diversity and ensure our programs stay current. Our HR department is committed to expand the diversity in our hiring pool and make improvements to the employee experience that start at our hiring and onboarding processes. We are in the process of updating our policies & content management systems to reflect inclusive language that is respectful to all employees and reflects our values.