Our strong core values of integrity, responsibility, collaboration and innovation, as well as development opportunities are TransCanada’s edge in a competitive market. We attribute much of our success to our talented and diverse workforce. We truly believe that our people are our most important asset. As of July 1, 2016, TransCanada employs more than 7,700 people across North America.
We believe that diversity drives innovation and collaboration, and sustains continued growth. Inclusion creates a work environment where productivity, integrity and responsibility thrive, and where our core values are realized.
As a company that operates in three countries, across multiple provincial and state lines, having a diverse workforce is essential. TransCanada’s diversity and inclusion vision is “to reflect the communities in which we live and work and ensure everyone is respected and feels that they can contribute to their full potential.”
In 2014, we developed our 2014-2016 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan to attract the most diverse range of candidates. To guide our strategy and provide an external benchmark, TransCanada adopted the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Maturity Model (HRMM). While the HRMM is a Canadian model, the framework is grounded in fundamental human rights principles and, therefore, applies to all our locations, including the U.S. and Mexico.
To support our diversity and inclusion efforts internally, TransCanada has diversity training in place for employees and also supports three employee resource groups to promote inclusion in our workplace and provide advice and support in addressing our business needs of attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.