Diversity and Inclusion
Burlington Hydro (BHI) is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We hold human rights, social justice, collaboration, learning and inclusion as valuable elements of our continued success. BHI values the diverse background, experience, perspective, and talents of each individual and believes that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity, innovation and sustainability.
BHI is committed to developing a diverse workplace that reflects our increasingly diverse community. At BHI, we believe diversity and inclusion is more than the programs we offer, and we strive to provide a workplace where employees feel valued and supported.
Fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion at BHI:
- Includes a commitment to diversity and criteria for attracting diverse talent and experiences in our selection process;
- Provides a work environment where employees feel they are valued and their differences are respected;
- Recognizes, supports and values diversity among its workforce;
- Creates a culture of inclusivity and respect regardless of individual difference; and,
- Removes barriers that negatively impact individuals through attitudes, behaviours and/or cultural ignorance.
Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity in the Electricity Industry
Burlington Hydro has pledged our support by signing the Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) “Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity in the Electricity Industry” (2018). It is a commitment to promote the values of diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace and improve opportunities for women in the electricity industry.
That commitment has been further expanded to include ‘Equal by 30’, Natural Resource Canada’s (NRCan) campaign to have public and private sector organizations commit to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. It expands our profile as a champion of diversity on the international, as well as the domestic stage.
In addition, and under the auspices of the EHRC, the initiative “Diversity to Inclusion,” seeks to create awareness among employees and employers of the requirements of the ‘Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act’ (AODA).