Diversity and Inclusion
Husky encourages diversity and inclusion, employing staff with various backgrounds, education and skill sets. Husky strives to be an employer of choice by:
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
The key components of Husky's diversity and respectful workplace strategy demonstrate commitment across the company:
- The Diversity and Respectful Workplace Council: A group of employees from across the organization supporting the goal of creating a respectful and inclusive work environment. Council members address issues in their local region and assist business units in achieving their diversity and respectful workplace objectives. The council increases awareness and understanding regarding the value of leveraging differences for Husky's business success.
- Equal Opportunity: Husky's Employment Equity Plan is designed to ensure appropriate representation of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities in its workforce, while eliminating barriers to employment and advancement. The Company is a member of the Government of Canada's Federal Contractor's Program.
- Education and Training: The web-based Respectful Workplace training program, delivered to employees and contractors, outlines Husky's commitment to diversity and expectations relating to respect and inclusion in the workplace. Sessions addressing multi-generational teams, workplace bullying, cultural competency and creating an inclusive environment are delivered regularly to staff and leaders at all levels.
- Employee Resource Groups: Employee networks are designed to offer career coaching and mentoring, while providing professional development opportunities.
- Mentorship: Mentorship programs are a resource to individuals starting their careers or pursuing professional development opportunities. The programs offer rotations through different departments to increase knowledge about various aspects of the business.
- Community Relations: Continued partnerships and community connections are mutually beneficial, helping the Company balance its business interests and those of the communities where it operates.
Husky offers a number of scholarship and bursary opportunities.
- Scholarships are available to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education related to careers in oil and gas.
- In Newfoundland and Labrador, partnerships with Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic and Coalition of Persons with Disabilities offer scholarships to students pursuing education in oil and gas related fields.
- In Alberta and Saskatchewan, a number of power engineering scholarships are dedicated to female and Aboriginal students at Lakeland College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Husky's commitment to diversity and inclusion has earned the following recognitions:
- Winner of Diversity in Industry Award from the Women in Resource Development Corporation.
- Ranked 8th in Corporate Knight's Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens in Canada.
- Finalist for Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction from Alberta Human Rights and the Alberta Chamber of Commerce.
- Named one of the world's most admired companies in the mining and crude oil production sector by Fortune Magazine.