Commitment to health, safety, and the environment is a key component to Northgate’s operations and services at our facilities in Edmonton and Poland. Our ability to provide innovative solutions to meet client requirements for safety ensures customer satisfaction. This commitment to excellence and innovation is built into everything we do at Northgate, and we pride ourselves on exceeding legal, industry, and client requirements in our efforts to provide safe working environments, products, and services.
Our HS&E Management System is employee-driven through the participation in progressive initiatives which include observation reporting, committees, management of change, and short-service employee mentoring/competency development. The HS&E program and initiatives are supported fully by all levels of management, as illustrated through our Corporate Health, Safety & Environmental Policy Statement, with a commitment to promoting continual improvement toward our goal of zero incidents and emissions that are harmful to the environment.
Northgate is a member of the Alberta Construction Safety Association, and has been issued a Certificate of Recognition, co-signed by Alberta Employment, Immigration, and Industry, for our health and safety program, which meets established industry standards. In addition, we are also a contributing member of the Federal Contractor’s Employment Equity Program and strive to promote diversity in our workforce.
Reducing Our Ecological Footprint & Protecting the Environment
Northgate promotes an active participation in environmental policy through every aspect of the production and installation process. All staff members are trained to reduce the ecological footprint on vulnerable areas in remote regions by adopting conscientious building materials. Building materials are chosen based on their neutral or positive impact on the environment. Some of them include:
In addition, Northgate has the ability to meet LEED certification and is proactive in its recycling efforts. All manufacturing plants are set up on a comprehensive paper and electronics recycling program, and often incorporate the use of pre-existing structures in modular designs. The conversion of used sea containers into highly effective mobile units is a standard practice in Europe and Northgate’s Kan-Bud plant in Poland. By reducing the need for new building materials, Northgate contributes substantially to environmental conservation practices.
In all instances, we assure our clients that all company practices meet or exceed current environmental regulations. At Northgate, corporate responsibility is taken very seriously.