an SNC-Lavalin partnership to support the socio-economic development of Indigenous peoples in Canada

MONTREAL, November 22, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC), a fully integrated professional services and project management firm with offices around the world, is pleased to announce the launch of Aboriginal E3a special purpose limited partnership formed between SNC-Lavalin and Indigenous Community and Engagement (ICE), a leading Indigenous stakeholder engagement company specializing in developing reconciliation-based approaches to advance Aboriginal socio-economic development in Canada.

“When I signed the SNC-Lavalin Pledge to Indigenous Peoples 2020, it was with the firm intention of embedding these principles in everything we do,” commented Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin. “As stewards of the natural and built environment, we can design better lives and greater prosperity for people everywhere. This includes Indigenous communities, where we are undertaking a widespread effort to increase collaboration and partnership on initiatives like the Indigenous E3. to create generational prosperity.”

“E3” refers to “Earth, Environment and Engineering”. The Indigenous E3 (IE3) will strive to identify and deliver projects that support long-term Indigenous advancement and prosperity. IE3 will enable Indigenous communities to access SNC-Lavalin’s unique end-to-end capabilities on projects that include reservations of Indigenous ownership for bidders, while strengthening SNC-Lavalin’s ability to win and successfully deliver Indigenous-approved projects where ownership considerations are not taken into account. a requirement, but where the specialized expertise of an Indigenous engagement firm will materially add to the firm’s ability to win and perform work for from Canada Indigenous populations.

While Indigenous E3 will initially focus on assisting communities as part of mandates falling under the delivery of SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering Services group, the partnership will bring expertise from across the company there. where and how Indigenous groups need it, across all SNC-Lavalin operations. lines. The company’s ability to deploy its global expertise locally to public and private clients will be replicated for Indigenous partners, with our industry-leading capabilities providing solutions in transportation, buildings and places, industry and mining, water, electricity and renewable energies, defense and nuclear. .

“We are all treaty people, and we all have a role to play in continually strengthening how our company, and society as a whole, interacts with Indigenous communities,” said Ben Almond, CEO, Engineering Services Canada, SNC-Lavalin. “But it’s important to recognize what we can do well ourselves and what we can do better when we bring Indigenous partners to the table with us. We know that well-designed communities—those with good transportation systems, reliable energy networks, social networks, robust social and housing infrastructure, reliable public services, and developed commercial infrastructure to support advanced industries – are thriving communities. With E3 Indigenous, we stay true to our mission to design a better future for our planet and its people.

“As a Certified Indigenous Business, I see a lot of scope for career opportunities for Indigenous professionals such as technicians, engineers and environmental scientists,” said Derek Chum, Vice President of Strategy and Growth at Indigenous Community and Engagement. “The national reach of the Indigenous E3 will help ensure that current and future members of our Indigenous team are exposed to exciting new projects through Canada. Economic reconciliation will only be achieved when Indigenous businesses have the opportunity to compete in both the private and public sectors. With the federal government’s commitment to create a new target for at least 5% of federal contracts to be awarded to Indigenous businesses, we believe we are one of many Indigenous businesses ready to respond. »

Broader Approach to Indigenous Relations

SNC-Lavalin’s Indigenous Relations program is at the heart of the company’s strategy. It supports our commitment to building and maintaining mutually respectful and meaningful relationships between Indigenous communities, our customers and our business. Some of SNC-Lavalin’s initiatives under our Indigenous Relations program include:

  • Be independently certified as a Procurement Champion by an Indigenous-owned business in Canadaby the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

  • Offer our expertise and assistance with ground-penetrating radar technology — an effective tool for identifying possible locations of burial sites — to Indigenous communities to help bring some degree of closure and peace to families impacted by legacy of the Indian residential school system. Canada

  • Supporting the success of the next generation of Indigenous youth through ongoing annual funding of several scholarships and bursaries

  • Require all Canadian SNC-Lavalin employees to enroll in comprehensive training to improve awareness and understanding of Indigenous history and communities

SNC-Lavalin has undertaken several notable projects for and with Indigenous communities in Canada. Click here to learn more about some of this work.

About SNC-Lavalin

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management firm with offices around the world dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, technology and data to design, build and operate the most complex projects. We deploy global capabilities locally for our customers and provide unique end-to-end services throughout the lifecycle of an asset, including consulting, advisory and environmental services, smart grids and cybersecurity, design and engineering, procurement, project management and construction, operations. & maintenance, decommissioning and capital – and delivered to customers in key strategic sectors such as engineering services, nuclear, operations and maintenance and capital. News and information are available at snclavalin.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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