HEALTH & SAFETY
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
There were a total of 18 recordable injuries (RIs) in 2022 representing an increase of 12.5% incidents compared to 16 incidents in 2021 but down 28% compared to our 2018 baseline. While there was an increase in incidents in 2022, severity of recordable injuries continues to trend downward. Overall, we aim to improve our yearly safety record and will continue to explore ways to accomplish this as a workplace that keeps our team safe.
SUPPORTING OUR PEOPLE
Nourishing the health and wellness of our people
High Liner Foods continues to support our people through our well-being program grounded by its three key pillars: better health, better wealth, better mind. This holistic approach guides our considerations and activities to ensure we support and develop a strong team during work hours and after the workday is done.
Programs like yoga, kickboxing and Zumba are offered virtually once per week at no expense, while different contribution and pension plans, along with guidance from financial advisors, are provided through our benefits providers. Health and wellness fairs were conducted in the U.S. in November 2022, with vendors in attendance to ensure employees were aware of the offerings and the best plan for each individual’s unique needs.
Additionally, the following changes in 2022 contributed to the well-being of our employees:
- Hybrid work model – Non-operational employees can work in the office at least two days of their choice a week — do your best work where you work best
- Increased mental health support – Added health benefits related to counselling and the types of therapies included
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
As an organization that cares about the well-being of its people, we recognize the value of creating a workplace that is not only diverse but inclusive and respectful. The DE&I Committee, established in 2020, launched training programs and workshops for different groups within the organization, while in 2022, the Committee laid the following foundational elements built around the employee life cycle to drive meaningful progress:
- Policy review – Ensuring appropriate language is used and that policies support the diversity of groups within the organization
- Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and VP-level DE&I training – Delivered workshops through the Canadian Equity Consulting Group
Nourishing our world
Our purpose of Reimagining Seafood to Nourish Life extends to the communities where we live and work. Our organization and people take great pride in supporting initiatives that support the well-being of others and the health of the natural world.
In 2022, we reached our goal set in 2015 to provide 10,000,000 meals over 10 years to people in need in our communities through donations to food banks and other organizations that promote food security. Meeting our goal three years ahead of schedule demonstrates the critical need in our communities and our dedication as an organization to mobilize and contribute to programs that help others.
Our Day of Nourishment launched in 2021 and provided our employees with organized community service events where they can use their paid volunteer hours to help nourish our communities. We expanded the Day of Nourishment in 2022 by doubling paid volunteer hours to 16 and creating a second day of community service events aligned with Earth Day. Our employees volunteered nearly 1,500 hours in 2022.