At ATCO, we believe our people are the foundation of our business and our most valuable asset across our global operations. Without each of our unique skills, strengths, and knowledge, we simply wouldn’t be able to perform our fundamental vision of delivering inspired solutions for generations to come.
We support a diverse and inclusive environment where the unique contributions and perspectives of the global ATCO team are valued. Listening to, learning from, and focusing our efforts means embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a fundamental part of our culture. ATCO is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment and to the fair treatment of all employees, to ensure that no person is denied employment opportunities due to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, family status or sexual orientation. As part of this commitment, ATCO seeks to ensure that our practices of hiring and promoting are based on merit and abilities. We collect demographic information from our workforce, where offered, to better understand the make-up and diversity of our workforce, monitor trends and results, comply with applicable employment equity legislation, comply with applicable diversity reporting for various government and agency contracts, and plan for our future.
Our commitment to DEI is underpinned by the passion of our employees, within the heart of our various business units. Our embedded grassroots, employee-led DEI committees—such as the Employment Equity Advisory Committee (EEAC), the We Belong @ ATCO group in Australia, and the Comité de DEI in Mexico—deliver valuable, topical information, resources, events, and collaboration opportunities to employees within the business units they support.
Empowered by the energy of these groups, with a desire to propel our commitment to DEI forward, ATCO introduced our enterprise-wide DEI Council in 2021, with a mandate focused on:
- Supporting and amplifying the work of our grassroots DEI committees across the company.
- Addressing barriers related to diversity, equity, and inclusion that may be negatively impacting our businesses.
- Enabling conversation that is in support of all matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- The development of diversity, equity, and inclusion mentors and advocates within the company.
In addition to our employee-led DEI committees and our DEI Council, ATCO’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference serves as a dynamic platform for sharing valuable insights, fostering learning, and promoting thought leadership in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The established, passionate team at ATCO is dedicated to actively contributing to tangible momentum and progress within this space.
Demonstrating our commitment to inclusivity and celebration of diversity, #teamATCO proudly participates in Pride activities. Our people are proud to be part of a company that embraces and promotes diversity through its community engagement.
Sustaining our relationships with Indigenous peoples around the world in a respectful, transparent manner is an important part of ATCO's Community & Indigenous Relations approach. We have more than 50 joint-venture partnerships, memorandums of understanding, and other partnerships with Indigenous communities. At ATCO, we believe in creating spaces for our community to come together, share wisdom, and honour the heritage of Indigenous peoples through activities like Elder Sharing Circles, powwow demonstrations, and flag-raising ceremonies.
Learn more about ATCO’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.