Indigenous led ESG
Stratus Electrical & Instrumentation identifies as an ESG & Indigenous Relations-driven company, an identity reflected in the values and actions of all Stratus team members. Stratus has collaboratively developed an Indigenous Engagement & ESG program with the input of internal team members, leaders, and external perspectives.
The value of this strategy is in identifying opportunities to increase awareness, improve impact, and to approach Reconciliation through advancing ESG initiatives, and measuring those actions.
The Stratus CIRCLE Strategy is aligned with the National Indigenous Economic Strategy for Canada 2022. The strategy signifies Stratus E&I’s response to the NIES Economic Prosperity Call to Action No. 29: Encourage all entities in Canada to establish Reconciliation Action Plans that are measurable and communicated publicly.
CIRCLE: the Stratus reconciliation plan
Indigenous relations and ESG are reflected separately though in a nested fashion within the CIRCLE strategy developed by and for Stratus Electrical & Instrumentation. ESG or the often-used synonym, “sustainability” can be linked to Indigenous worldviews, and contributes to Reconciliation in the following ways:
Ecological health – cost and liability avoidance, and sustainable management which supports long term operations.
Educational health – education paths to employment, career paths to growth and achievement, and leadership paths from mentee to mentor.
Economic health – employment participation, the growth of local economy through service jobs, the promotion small businesses and adjacent services, and the generation of monies which flow back into the community.