We are committed to engaging with stakeholders early in a project and 'listening first' to understand the needs of local groups and communities. We strive to ensure that our focus on safety is embodied in the communities where we live just as strongly as it is in the locations where we work.
Meaningful engagement with our communities and Indigenous stakeholders is built on trust and understanding.
We believe that transparent and sustained dialogue with affected stakeholders is not only a fundamental element of our long-term success, it is simply the right thing to do.
Contributing positively to the overall health and economic resiliency of the communities in which we live and operate has long been important to Keyera. Our approach is grounded in one of our core values – Responsibility and Accountability.
To Keyera, this means understanding the interests and perspectives of our stakeholders and ensuring we deliver on our commitments to them.
Our engagement with community stakeholders is centered around three key pillars: (i) meaningful dialogue and engagement; (ii) community investment; and (iii) creating opportunity to enhance social and economic well-being.
Our key stakeholders include Indigenous Peoples, who as First Nations and Metis communities, have a long history with the land on which our assets are located. Within Canada, Indigenous Peoples have inherent treaty rights, and Keyera acknowledges them as distinct stakeholders who may be potentially impacted by our operations, but also as growing partners in our activities. Learn more about our approach to building relationships and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples.
Safety - at the heart of what we do
At our core is a focus on and commitment to safety. This commitment is distributed across people, communities, and the environment we all share. We want to help local communities thrive, and we know this can only be achieved if we make safety a priority.
We take pride in being a responsible business with wide-ranging safety processes designed to keep our people and communities safe. Our approach aligns with national, provincial and local safety standards in the areas where we operate. We believe each person at Keyera is responsible for safety and has a role to play in helping us achieve our goal of #1 in Safety Performance, where no one gets hurt at a Keyera workplace. Safety is embedded in our daily work through key programs and systems followed by our people to proactively manage risk and protect the communities where we work.
Stakeholder engagement is directed at building and maintaining mutually productive and lasting relationships with community stakeholders. To achieve this objective, our approach is guided by the following principles:
Engagement through project lifecycles
To understand the interests and needs of community stakeholders, we focus on developing respectful, meaningful engagement over the lifecycle of our activities. Engagement starts well in advance of project sanctioning, continuing through project development and operation, to decommissioning and reclamation.
- enables constructive dialogue,
- creates opportunity for meaningful collaboration; and
- helps us identify and mitigate potential risk.
While our stakeholder engagement is based on responsibility and accountability, it is also guided by another core Keyera value, integrity and trust.
Our stakeholders include individuals or groups who live or work near our operations, or who are currently or could potentially be impacted by our activities. They are identified through the local government’s regulatory process. These include landowners, community members, businesses, organizations, crown disposition holders (such as trappers), as well as government and regulatory agencies.
We know effective engagement requires reaching out in a variety of ways, including informational handouts, one-on-one meetings, open houses, site visits and community meetings. Stakeholders can reach Keyera personnel for further information or to discuss any concerns at [email protected].
A proud history of investing in communities
We have been investing in the communities in which we, and our stakeholders, live and operate for over 20 years. Guided by our values, our goal is to support the overall health and resilience of these communities. To achieve this objective, our community investment program is focused on four core areas.
Youth education programs supported by Keyera include the Peter J. Renton Memorial Scholarship and Junior Achievement. See below for more information.
Consistent with these four core areas, our community investment program currently includes multi-year commitments with STARS, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, University of Alberta, Arts Commons, Calgary Zoo and Duck Unlimited.
Employee volunteering Giving back to our communities
Each of our employees is entitled to two paid days off to volunteer in their communities as a means of giving back. To us, giving back is part of being a good neighbor, and we want to make sure our employees have time to invest in the charities and communities that mean the most to them.
Keyera and our employees also participate in the United Way. Since beginning our annual United Way campaign many years ago, Keyera has raised millions of dollars for the United Way and its partnered charities in our operating areas.
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