Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
We know a culture of inclusion, where diversity and differences of thought and perspective are respected, is the foundation of a better and more productive working environment for our employees and contractors. We foster a workplace that is free of harassment, where individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
The Diversity and Respectful Workplace Council provides local representation across all areas of our operations, organizing employee events to increase awareness and understanding. Our education and mandatory training programs increase employee knowledge and encourage a respectful work environment.
Our employee resource groups align with corporate and community objectives, while assisting people with career and personal goals. These include the Women’s Leadership Network, which has chapters in Calgary and St. John’s, the Indigenous Community Sharing Circle and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Network, with chapters in Calgary and Lloydminster. The Asian Network evolved in 2018 to become the Fusion Network, open to all cultures to better reflect and integrate the diverse employees across the company. A new resource group to assist employees with disabilities, enABLE, was launched.
Our Employment Equity Plan is designed to ensure appropriate representation of women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities in our workforce, while eliminating barriers to employment and advancement. We are working to increase our representation in all four categories.
We are committed to supporting and promoting the protection of human rights at all our operations and throughout our sphere of influence. Perceived impacts can be reported through our Ethics Help Line.
We adhere to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all applicable human rights laws in the jurisdictions where we operate.
Freedom of Association
We respect an employee’s right to freedom of association and to negotiate through relevant representative bodies.
We contribute to the physical and emotional health of our employees and their families through a fully-funded, comprehensive benefits package that includes supplementary medical and dental care, income protection (life and accident insurance, short and long-term disability coverage), registered retirement programs, a savings plan, vacation and paid time off. A fitness allowance, service awards, dependent scholarships and children’s summer camp reimbursement are also offered.
An annual personalized Total Rewards Statement gives employees a complete picture of how they are benefitting from, and can maximize, their rewards programs.
In 2018 we enhanced our pension program, where a percentage of employee voluntary contributions are matched by Husky to a set maximum.
Employees are encouraged to take advantage of a financial literacy program, including financial education opportunities, access to financial planning resources and one-on-one retirement planning sessions, while retiring employees may qualify for a comprehensive retiree health benefit program.
Health and Wellness
We are invested – and continually invest – in the health and wellness of our employees and their families. Employees, retirees and their dependents have access to online resources and counselling services through our Employee and Family Assistance Program, including solutions for better work-life balance, career counselling and health coaching.
Recognizing that mental health is vital to a person’s overall wellbeing, we strive to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues and assist employees with accessing services more quickly. The Working Mind program, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, promotes awareness of mental health in the workplace, educates employees on how to recognize changes in behaviour in themselves or others, and provides resources to help maintain good mental health.
Additional health and wellness information is provided through the myHealth website, outlining resources, programs and upcoming events.
Should an employee have a medical-related absence, we provide an integrated disability management program with a focus on early intervention. When coming back to work is recommended, the employee and their supervisor, along with health practitioners and human resources personnel, work together to facilitate a safe and productive return.
Husky offers training, mentoring and professional development programs and resources to our employees. Qualified candidates are eligible for tuition reimbursement and a subsidized master’s degree program.