Contractor Safety Performance Most Improved—Large Company.
FMGOC is a diverse organization, aiming to reflect the makeup of
the surrounding population. The company strives to maintain its
of a minimum of 20 percent Aboriginal employment within
“Employees are our greatest resource and we value their
contribution towards the success of the organization,” shared
King. “We work hard to develop a trusting and mutually beneficial
relationship between management and staff.
“We believe that every employee counts and that by creating a
stable work environment, giving employees a defined career path
and focusing on our core values—safety, integrity, and quality—
we have developed an outstanding organizational culture where
everyone can attain success.”
But perhaps my favorite aspect of the FMGOC is its involvement in
the Beaver Creek Wood Bison Ranch. It’s a joint venture between
Syncrude Canada Ltd. and the Fort McKay First Nation. In 1993, talk
of reclaiming some of the land utilized by Syncrude’s past mining
operations evolved into the idea
of introducing large mammals
to test the land’s sustainability.
So for much of the FMGOC’s
history, a herd of over 300
wood bison has been growing
and thriving on over 450
hectares of reclaimed grassland.
The bison is a symbol of
strength and has significant
cultural importance to First
Nation communities, where
the animal provided food,
shelter, and tools for thousands
of years. Increasing the bison
population symbolizes an
important part of rekindling
First Nations culture in
Canada and FMGOC has been
contributing to these efforts.
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