Gibson is committed to establishing, maintaining and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples in Canada and their respective leadership and communities built on trust, respect and reconciliation.
Building a solid foundation of cultural and historical awareness within our company and among our employees will enable us to continue prioritizing Indigenous relations at Gibson.
We are committed to building positive, long-term relationships with local communities.
Gibson recognizes Indigenous Peoples as rightsholders who have a distinct relationship to the land, with legal rights as self-governing entities of the people who were the original inhabitants of our continent. We are taking several steps to meaningfully engage with Indigenous communities across our operations.
We identify and create opportunities that support indigenous relations through company wide-education and training, a tiered community engagement program, community legacy and investing in communities and initiatives that align with both community interests and Gibson’s focus areas and contribute to economic Reconciliation.
Gibson recently completed a community engagement mapping initiative where we mapped Indigenous communities within the proximity of our operations to help us prioritize our initial engagements with the identified communities surrounding our operations. We began important conversations with communities focused on relationship building, education and employment initiatives, economic reconciliation through inclusion in business development and procurement practices, as well as potential future project participation opportunities.
By working together and ensuring open communication with Indigenous groups, we strive to earn their respect and trust to establish and grow positive long-term relationships.
To equip the Gibson team with foundational awareness that will enable us to continue a path forward for Indigenous relations, reconciliation actions and fostering inclusion, we teamed up with the First Nations University of Canada to launch a company-wide Indigenous Awareness Training. As of 2023, 100% of employees have completed the training.