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Maintain socially
responsible operations

Responsible management of our environmental and social impact is important to preserving relationships with the communities where we live and work.

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Maintain socially
responsible operations

Responsible management of our environmental and social impact is important to preserving relationships with the communities where we live and work.

Investing in the protection of the environment

Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) is a charitable organization that works to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems for current and future generations. Its environmental commitment is the reason PMC is dedicated to supporting its work.
We take great pride in supporting organizations like TUC through direct donations, employee-matched donations and volunteerism. In 2019, PMC made a corporate donation of $10,000 to TUC and took part in two volunteer events.

In June, 18 employee volunteers went to the Tay River, just outside of Caroline, Alta., to help increase the bull trout population by restoring the riverbanks. The volunteers planted live willow stakes into the water’s edge, dug through the rocky ground to relocate shrubs and trees, foraged for branches to weave a wattle fence and built an exclusion fence to protect the restored area.

“The PMC volunteers conducted some valuable work, planting over 800 live willow stakes. They were a hard-working and enthusiastic bunch,” said Elliot Lindsay, Project Biologist for TUC. “We appreciate their help in making the Tay River a better place to live for our native bull trout.”

PMC volunteers are particularly well-versed in the skills needed for these types of outings because our Environment team has similar responsibilities in supporting our day-to-day operations.

We take great pride in supporting organizations like TUC through direct donations, employee-matched donations and volunteerism. In 2019, PMC made a corporate donation of $10,000 to TUC and took part in two volunteer events.

In June, 18 employee volunteers went to the Tay River, just outside of Caroline, Alta., to help increase the bull trout population by restoring the riverbanks. The volunteers planted live willow stakes into the water’s edge, dug through the rocky ground to relocate shrubs and trees, foraged for branches to weave a wattle fence and built an exclusion fence to protect the restored area.

“The PMC volunteers conducted some valuable work, planting over 800 live willow stakes. They were a hard-working and enthusiastic bunch,” said Elliot Lindsay, Project Biologist for TUC. “We appreciate their help in making the Tay River a better place to live for our native bull trout.”

PMC volunteers are particularly well-versed in the skills needed for these types of outings because our Environment team has similar responsibilities in supporting our day-to-day operations.

Ryan Hill, PMC Supervisor, Environment and Compliance, volunteered for this event and explained how habitat protection is an integral component of all projects.

“Our work involves stream restoration, bank stabilization and fish salvage. Whenever we work in the water, we want to ensure our projects have no negative impacts on fish populations or habitats,” he said. “I am grateful to be part of an organization that values the protection of the environment, and so proud that PMC demonstrates this commitment through the volunteer work with Trout Unlimited.”

The second TUC event occurred in October at the Lethbridge Northern Headworks Canal in Alberta. For the second year in a row, volunteers assisted with rescuing hundreds of fish that needed to be diverted from the irrigation canal back into the Old Man River to survive winter.

“When I found out about this event last year and discussed it with my team, we felt compelled to volunteer for such a powerful environmental program,” said Mihai Ion, PMC Director, Expansion Projects, who was one of 21 volunteers. “Our employees together with the TUC specialists and biologists saved hundreds of fish from the irrigation canal. We have fishermen and avid outdoor enthusiasts among us at PMC who treasure these natural areas, and we all want to ensure future generations can enjoy them as well.”

Ryan Hill, PMC Supervisor, Environment and Compliance, volunteered for this event and explained how habitat protection is an integral component of all projects.

“Our work involves stream restoration, bank stabilization and fish salvage. Whenever we work in the water, we want to ensure our projects have no negative impacts on fish populations or habitats,” he said. “I am grateful to be part of an organization that values the protection of the environment, and so proud that PMC demonstrates this commitment through the volunteer work with Trout Unlimited.”

The second TUC event occurred in October at the Lethbridge Northern Headworks Canal in Alberta. For the second year in a row, volunteers assisted with rescuing hundreds of fish that needed to be diverted from the irrigation canal back into the Old Man River to survive winter.

“When I found out about this event last year and discussed it with my team, we felt compelled to volunteer for such a powerful environmental program,” said Mihai Ion, PMC Director, Expansion Projects, who was one of 21 volunteers. “Our employees together with the TUC specialists and biologists saved hundreds of fish from the irrigation canal. We have fishermen and avid outdoor enthusiasts among us at PMC who treasure these natural areas, and we all want to ensure future generations can enjoy them as well.”

Employees head out to restore riverbanks to help trout habitats
PMC employees at the Lethbridge Northern Headworks Canal

Community Investment

PMC’s Community Investment Program supports long-term strategic involvement in the communities where we operate. We form partnerships with organizations to address social issues in the areas of health and safety, education, environment and capacity building.

Giving back
to the community

Health
& Safety

We invest in programs that support the health and safety of our employees, contractors and local communities.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a home-away-from-home for families with children receiving vital medical treatment. In addition to making a donation in December, Calgary-based volunteers helped bake and clean so families could spend more quality time together.

Inn of the Good Shepherd

The Inn of the Good Shepherd has been providing services to those less fortunate in the Sarnia, Ont., community for almost 40 years. Its soup kitchen alone serves an average of 110 meals a day. PMC employees volunteered twice in 2019 to help prepare, cook and serve meals.

Capacity
Building

Our entrepreneurial spirit recognizes the importance of business skill development, training and economic performance.

InnoTech Alberta

Peter Snow, PMC Indigenous Affairs Specialist, took part in InnoTech Alberta’s business development sessions in September in Calgary, to provide training to Indigenous businesses on midstream projects and the procurement process.

Habitat for Humanity

In the fall, Calgary PMC volunteers put on their hard hats, safety glasses and gloves to help build homes for families through Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. Habitat for Humanity brings the community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

Education

We believe knowledge is a building block for the success of future generations.

École Centennial Elementary School

Stacks of French books were donated to École Centennial Elementary School in Regina, Sask. Students in kindergarten through Grade 2 now have access to a wider range of books at various literacy levels in the library.

The Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is a new playground in St. Clair, Mich. PMC provided a donation towards the rebuild, as well as volunteers to help with the assembly. The playground is now safety-compliant, accessible and made of sustainable, low-maintenance materials.

Environment

As a responsible operator, we support organizations that protect and conserve the environment.

Tree Canada

PMC’s tree-planting event in Okotoks, Alta., in 2018 was so popular with employees that we partnered with Tree Canada again in 2019. Fifteen PMC volunteers dug deep to plant over 400 trees along a manufactured stormwater retention pond in Airdrie, Alta., in October.

Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC)

The LSWC works towards the sustainability of the Lesser Slave watershed near High Prairie, Alta. Committed to being an environmentally responsible operator beyond our day-to-day business, we provided support to LSWC’s water-quality monitoring program, which will help inform land and water management decisions in the watershed.

Employees brave the elements to run for CARE
Over

$30,000

raised during the event for various charitable causes important to employees.

PMC’s first charitable run and walk

PMC employees
run for CARE

The Create A Real Effect (CARE) Program allows employees to donate to registered charities of their choice, with PMC proudly matching overall contributions. In 2019, the idea of a signature event came to fruition to help promote employee giving and create a team-building experience.
We kicked off our inaugural charitable run and walk during Calgary’s September snowstorm. However, that didn’t stop over 80 employees from braving the elements in the spirit of friendly competition, volunteerism and community investment. PMC employees raised over $30,000 for various charitable causes important to them.

Among the participants were several members of PMC’s executive team, including Tyler Rimbey, Executive Vice President, Commercial. He expressed his desire for this to become an annual event that both supports charities and motivates such great team spirit.

“These are the types of grassroots events that make me proud to be a PMC employee and make me very fortunate to have such great co-workers,” he said.

Some of the many charitable causes employees supported by participating in the event, as well as through other donations throughout the year,

We kicked off our inaugural charitable run and walk during Calgary’s September snowstorm. However, that didn’t stop over 80 employees from braving the elements in the spirit of friendly competition, volunteerism and community investment. PMC employees raised over $30,000 for various charitable causes important to them.

Among the participants were several members of PMC’s executive team, including Tyler Rimbey, Executive Vice President, Commercial. He expressed his desire for this to become an annual event that both supports charities and motivates such great team spirit.

“These are the types of grassroots events that make me proud to be a PMC employee and make me very fortunate to have such great co-workers,” he said.

Some of the many charitable causes employees supported by participating in the event, as well as through other donations throughout the year, include the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Homes for Heroes Foundation. The top charity of choice for employee donations through our CARE Program in 2019 was the Canadian Cancer Society.

include the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Homes for Heroes Foundation. The top charity of choice for employee donations through our CARE Program in 2019 was the Canadian Cancer Society.
Our employees should be proud of their fundraising efforts and their perseverance against the cold that day. Empowering employees to rally behind the causes they care about is important, and allows us as a company to give back to many different organizations.

Alyshia Pretulac, PMC Specialist, Community Investment

PMC’s commitment
to Indigenous
communities

PMC believes that the best relationships between industry and Indigenous Peoples are mutually beneficial and built through trust, clear communication, transparent objectives, safe work practices and a shared sense of responsibility for both the environment and the land. Our Indigenous Affairs team actively works with over 50 Indigenous communities across Canada. Below are some of the initiatives PMC supported in 2019.

Carry the Kettle water treatment plant fire

When a fire damaged the water treatment plant at Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation in Saskatchewan, PMC was one of many corporations to lend a hand that frosty February. The fire eliminated the community’s access to water, affecting about 3,000 residents, and a state of emergency was declared. Some of our local employees immediately helped deliver 200 20-litre jugs of fresh water, along with four dozen pairs of gloves to protect against the bitterly cold conditions.

Dene Tha’ First Nation wildfire evacuations

In May, the Dene Tha’ First Nation in northern Alberta was forced to evacuate because of an approaching wildfire. At that time, PMC donated to a community kitchen organized by the Sagitawa Friendship Centre in Peace River to help feed evacuees. Even after the evacuees returned home, we recognized the need that community kitchen fulfilled and now we continue to support it.

Aamjiwnaang Youth Summer Camp

About 30 youth had the opportunity to take part in the Aamjiwnaang Youth Summer Camp in Sarnia, Ont. Run by former NHL player Jason Simon, the camp encourages youth interested in fitness, nutrition and hockey. Simon welcomed PMC personnel to spend a day at the camp and see firsthand how our donation benefited the youth.

PMC’s commitment
to Indigenous
communities

Ground disturbance training for communities

PMC partnered with the Alberta Common Ground Alliance to sponsor ground disturbance workshops for two Indigenous communities in Alberta. Attendees learned why it is important to contact their One-Call centre prior to any project, large or small, requiring excavation work.

Working with Indigenous contractors

PMC works closely with Indigenous businesses from communities directly and indirectly impacted by our operations, to identify possible employment and contracting opportunities. In 2019, we worked with
new and existing Indigenous contractors to provide opportunities for surface lease clearing, environmental monitoring, site assessments and general site maintenance.

One of the first phone calls was from PMC asking us how they can help. PMC was right beside us, helping with water, food and just being there. People banded together with heavy hearts delivering water, and the recipients were so thankful and happy.

Howard Thomson, Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation resident and PMC contractor
PMC supports Indigenous cultural activities
PMC delivers water to the Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation

Stakeholder Relations

PMC engages stakeholders and communities near our rights-of-way and facilities who may be affected by our operations, including Indigenous communities, landowners, governments, regulatory agencies, municipal associations, customers, employees, contractors, business partners, environmental organizations and other special-interest groups. We respect local cultures and regional values, and recognize that seeking feedback from stakeholders is essential to building long-term relationships.