Diversity Leadership Award 2014

The 2014 Alberta Human Rights Commission Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction was awarded to Enbridge Pipelines Inc. for their efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Enbridge, along with other Alberta Business Awards of Distinction recipients, was honoured at a gala in Edmonton on February 28, 2014.

Enbridge is working to build a workplace that is equitable, respectful and free from harassment. This Alberta-based energy company, established in 1949, has over 2,000 employees in Alberta and operates throughout North America. Recognizing the need to address challenges and find and build upon opportunities with respect to diversity and inclusion, Enbridge established a diversity initiative, supported by a team, with the mandate of moving diversity and inclusion forward within the organization. Their strategy focused on two goals:

  1. to promote an inclusive and respectful workplace that ensure employees are skilled at working with and across differences, such as gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and abilities; and
  2. to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to recruitment and hiring, while providing equitable opportunities for development, advancement and promotion of the diverse workforce. 

In order to realize these goals, Enbridge developed a Diversity and Equity Strategic Plan, which outlines specific activities and measures of success. For example, Enbridge focused on enhancing competencies, policies and practices; providing regular and targeted learning and development opportunities on diversity and inclusion issues; and targeted recruitment of diverse employees.

Enbridge has shown leadership in embracing diversity in their workforce, encouraging respect and inclusion, and working toward eliminating discrimination and barriers to fair employment practices. Enbridge also received the 2014 Employer of Persons with Disabilities Award of Distinction, sponsored by Alberta Human Services.

Other finalists of the Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction, also recognized for their efforts in building diverse and inclusive workplaces, included Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The Diversity Leadership Award is one of the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction.

2014 Diversity Leadership Award recipients Mr. Leon Zupan, Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Pipelines, and Dr. Lori Campbell, Manager, Diversity, both of Enbridge Pipelines Inc., and the Honourable Blair Mason, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Created: March 19, 2014


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