Sustainability & Inclusion:
The focus for FFES is People, Planet & Profit. There are four types of sustainability, social, human, environmental and economic. Social sustainability focuses on putting people first. Human sustainability empowers people, builds cohesive and resilient societies.
Environmental sustainability means responsible interaction with the environment. FFES is focused on finding and implementing strategies for decarbonization, sustainable investing, creating lasting value and equitable impact for all.
Inclusion means creating an environment where all people are welcomed, valued, and respected regardless of differences.
We provide opportunities to thrive regardless of gender, race, history, geographic location, or economic status. FFES strives to create an inclusive work environment where employees have a sense of belonging, respect, empowerment, and opportunities to progress.
Commitment to Indigenous Inclusion and Indigenization:
FFES is a 100% Indigenously owned company. Therefore, Indigenous Inclusion is woven into all aspects of our organization. We believe it is our responsibility to be a leader and mentor in supporting Canada's commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. As an organization, we are committed to establishing and maintaining a respectful relationship between our nation's Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
Indigenization is the process of naturalizing Indigenous knowledge systems and making them evident to transform spaces, places, and hearts. This process is about moving beyond tokenistic gestures of recognition or Inclusion to meaningfully change practices and structures. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is about the respect and recognition of the human rights of Indigenous peoples. This involves bringing Indigenous knowledge and approaches together with Western knowledge systems. FFES integrates a traditional mentality with today’s business practices. We make decisions on protocols with an
FFES believes that solid relationships are built on a foundation of open communication, trust, respect, and understanding. We recognize Indigenous peoples' inherent and constitutionally protected rights and respect Indigenous traditions, knowledge, values, and beliefs. We strive to be an engaging leader in industry to help understand the importance of Treaty Rights, Traditional Territories, and Boundaries. We are committed to working with all Indigenous peoples, creating relationships with trust, respect, and integrity while advancing workforce and business development opportunities. We intend to build understanding and collaboration on common interests while developing natural resources and furthering innovations and sustainability in the environmental and energy industries. Indigenous Inclusion starts with a commitment from FFES leadership and its mentorship and support to all individuals and contractors related to our business and the ongoing development of the FFES Indigenous Inclusion Program.
Aboriginal Awareness Training
There is a call to action for education within The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. Awareness education promotes understanding and sensitivity to the issues faced by Indigenous Communities. Education and awareness also develop problem-solving skills, creativity, and bridging borders. We will encourage and provide access to Aboriginal Awareness Training to our employees, contractors, and partners.
Center of Excellence
Our team understands the required skills to develop culturally appropriate programs, projects, and services that communities seek. Innovative solutions may help with community challenges such as infrastructure issues, acquiring new technologies, developing industry relations, access to training & education, wildlife management, land, and water management. FFES is committed to helping any community in need within our capacity. FFES is excited to be building a better TODAY and FUTURE through our Centre of Excellence growing our already successful Mentorship Program. Our mission is to support and build relationships between Indigenous and Non- Indigenous peoples through a program to help people find working and supporting Indigenous communities to build an increasingly successful workforce. Through FFES and our growing number of partners, the options for job placement and building careers are increasing exponentially, as does our ability to provide access to training and education. The proper training, education, and experience open doors to unlimited possibilities, including other industries. FFES wants to work with communities to find realistic solutions to their challenges.
Through the FFES Mentorship Program, we provide the necessary training and mentorship to grow within our Water & Heating Division. Our program helps new hires in our water management group find experienced mentors who can guide them to success on their career journey. A Successful mentorship program can increase employee retention, boost workplace satisfaction, and foster personal growth. Growing our mentorship program with our partners also helps create employment opportunities within our community and other First Nations communities.
FFES can support Aboriginal procurement while helping companies with badly needed workforce requirements. Utilizing recruitment and job postings, we will aid in connecting individuals who are interested, qualified, and looking to be qualified with the appropriate job postings. FFES intends to support ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in Indigenous communities by helping to develop a thriving workforce with our Centre of Excellence and Human Resources support. Through our Centre for Excellence Program, we can provide access to required safety training such as WHMIS, TDG, H2S Alive, First Aid, Wildlife Awareness, and many more.
FFES engages with all types and sizes of an Indigenous business, ranging from corporate companies to home-based businesses. We believe growing together, creating new partnerships, and engaging in diverse companies will help to develop future generations and build legacies. We look to the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and their Procurement Champion Program www.ccab.com for additional mentorship, tools, and training. We will increase our support by accessing the supply chain through CCAB Marketplace and their directory of Certified Aboriginal Businesses with growing access to Indigenous suppliers.
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