Bird values the importance of creating inclusive, respectful, and equitable working environments. We are committed to delivering our projects in a socially responsible way that is mindful of human rights and local residents. This commitment drives the company to partner with clients to ensure that we are aligned in both approach and expectations. Reflected in Bird’s national Indigenous Engagement Policy, the company commits to approach our engagement in a constant and culturally appropriate manner, while considering the Truth and Reconciliation call to Action #92, and respecting the diversity of the Indigenous landscape in Canada.
Bird seeks to engage, and consult with, Indigenous peoples to encourage their active participation in the workforce and subcontracting opportunities. Bird understands that contribution to economic reconciliation includes employing Indigenous peoples, purchasing from Indigenous businesses, conducting business with Indigenous partners, and conducting meaningful engagement.
Delivering projects across Canada and for a wide variety of sectors, the company works with a diverse group of employees, subcontractors, partners, and clients including a growing number of projects and partnerships with Indigenous communities and companies. These companies include some of the more than 43,000 Aboriginal-owned businesses in Canada, with which Bird networks to advance Indigenous business inclusion and participation in the economy. To promote this advancement, we have implemented a mandatory Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training program for all Bird employees. This action is the first step for Bird to continue to promote positive relationships with Indigenous individuals, businesses, and communities as the company continues to make investments in people, projects, and partnerships.