Grounded in our purpose is STEP’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of all STEP professionals, the environment and the communities we operate within. An important part of this commitment involves working in collaboration with Indigenous communities in Canada to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships based on transparency, trust, mutual respect and accountability.
STEP Energy Services’ growing Indigenous Engagement and Relations program is reflective of our corporate values and commitment to the communities in which we work. STEP’s Indigenous Engagement and Relations policy has been created to help guide our initiatives as they relate to the Indigenous communities in Canada.
As part of this program, STEP aims to:
- engage with indigenous communities in, or close to STEP's areas of operation in a timely, interactive and culturally approproate manner, to listen and understand ideas, issues and concerns.
- foster Indigenous peoples’ participation in our workforce through employment and contracting opportunities.
- work with communities to identify community investment opportunities that support Indigenous peoples and communities.
- ensure that all STEP professionals participate in culture awareness training to enhance their understanding of Indigenous peoples, culture and traditions