Gibson Energy COVID-19 Update 3

Gibson’s Pandemic Response Team, our executive leadership team and Board of Directors continue to remain steadfast, proactive and thorough in our planning and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have from the beginning of this event, we continue to focus on our employee's health and wellbeing, our stakeholders and supporting the communities in which we operate. The Pandemic Response Team has now transitioned its focus to re-entry guidance and continues to meet regularly with executives and board members. The team also continues to monitor developments related to the pandemic and develop appropriate contingency plans for our head office, field sites and U.S. Operations to ensure a cautious and well-planned return of employees to work sites while implementing safety protocols to protect their health and safety.

As we enter the Re-entry phase, our priorities continue to be:

  1. Heath and safety of workforce
  2. Continuity of business operations
  3. Providing frequent communications and updates to staff and stakeholders

Health and Safety of Workforce

We continue to build upon government guidelines and restrictions to ensure we align with health authorities and government recommendations in each of our operating areas while following state, provincial, municipal and federal guidelines.

  • Employees have continued to work remotely with voluntary office re-entry being offered to those who preferred to work in a traditional office environment
  • Implemented return to office re-entry protocols in strict adherence to provincial, state and municipal laws and guidelines. With each operating area having different numbers of COVID-19 cases, some Gibson offices will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future. In areas where we can safely resume office operations, we are preparing to transition employees back to offices beginning in September. New measures have been implemented to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees, including the following:
    • All access doors, washrooms and high touch areas are sanitized frequently.
    • Physical distancing is in place in all Gibson worksites and offices.
    • Mandatory temperature checks before leaving home and entering Gibson worksites.
    • All employees are required to complete a re-entry orientation to gain understanding strict new office protocols.
  • Increased mental health support to all employees as we navigate these unprecedented times, which has led to increased stress and anxiety. This includes access to an online mental health resource center with access to articles, videos and podcasts as well as video therapy with virtual therapists for mental health support during these challenging times.
  • Continued to rely on teleconference and virtual meeting technologies to allow for collaboration and sustained productivity as employees work remotely. These technologies enable us to connect employees and facilitate meetings and town hall discussions with staff across all locations.

Continuity of Operations

Gibson has continued to ensure that we are leaders in our field and remain well-positioned to navigate the changes in operations due to COVID-19. Our strong portfolio and assets remain; and we continue to deliver valuable services to our customers and stakeholders.

Communication

Gibson has continued to update employees, stakeholders and investors on our business plans and our response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have held monthly town hall meetings, with leaders from across all business segments providing updates on projects and operations. Collectively, Gibson has adjusted and pivoted our operations to ensure we continue to meet our stakeholder's and customer's needs.

Community Investment

Supporting and giving back to the communities we operate in has remained at the forefront of Gibson's pandemic response. Building off of the #GibsonBuzzChallenge that raised $150,000 in April for charities impacted by COVID-19, our employees have continued to show solidarity and support their local communities. In June, our Move for Mental Health initiative was launched. With the pandemic increasing the need for mental health services, employees from across our operating areas raised funds for local charities and awareness for mental health. Over $62,000 was raised and more than 50 employees participated in various events.

We have partnered with local long-term care facilities in our operating areas, and employees wrote letters to seniors and residents who were in isolation and unable to socialize with their peers. This was a way to show we care and provide interaction for vulnerable populations who are feeling alone. Gibson employees also nominated 10 care centers to receive care packages to help residents feel connected with their communities.

Gibson has continued to give back to the front-line workers, who do so much to keep us all safe during these times. Employees volunteered and provided a free lunch to emergency room staff at the Alberta Children's Hospital to show our appreciation for all that they do. Gibson has continued to find meaningful ways to give back to our communities virtually and have engaged in virtual volunteer initiatives that allow employees to volunteer and engage with their community.