Hatfield supports an active corporate social responsibility (CSR) program through volunteerism and active fundraising for selected nonprofits and charitable programs, by maintaining transparency in our operations, and, where appropriate, involving stakeholders in decision-making. The focus of Hatfield’s CSR activities is to decrease environmental impacts associated with company activities and to support high social and employment standards in countries where we operate. Hatfield’s commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and for operating with a social conscience has garnered widespread recognition, including awards such as the Mark Drake Award in Recognition of Excellence in Communicating Private Sector Contributions to International Cooperation Issues in 2000, the Nexen Award for Excellence in Corporate Social and Ethical Responsibility in 2007, and the Regulatory Challenge Award from the Environmental Managers Association of BC (2018), which recognized Hatfield’s success at managing environmental commitments for a complex project in an environmentally sensitive area, and for developing professional, trusting and respectful relationships with the contractors, regulators and stakeholders. Hatfield was also recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers in 2014.
Our CSR focus has evolved from volunteering and charitable donations to an integrated strategy for sustainability. Hatfield strives to exceed legal and other mandated standards to fulfill our CSR objectives for: organization and governance; human rights, labour practices, environmental sustainability, fair operating practices; corporate relationships; and community involvement and development. Honesty, respect, and integrity are core values and promoted throughout the company.
Our staff include experts in environmental design, biology, hydrology, geomatics, social science, wildlife, chemistry, finance, information management, and so much more. Hatfield provides an enabling environment to support this diversity of expertise. This is achieved through a commitment to health and safety, open communication, mentorship and professional development opportunities, and progression based on merit. Safety is Hatfield’s number one priority in the planning and execution of all activities. Our health and safety program promotes continual improvement with the goal of achieving zero health or safety reportable incidents annually.
Hatfield is committed to reducing our environmental impacts. Along with providing environmental services that are sustainable and socially conscious, Hatfield supports a range of activities that positively impact our environment, two examples include:
- Our offices provide bicycle storage and shower facilities to support cycling as a healthy, emission-free option for commuting; North Vancouver staff have participated in Bike to Work Week since 2007.
- We offer paid time off for staff to volunteer with causes they feel passionate about. For example, staff in our North Vancouver head office regularly volunteer their time to assist with local initiatives such as the Great Shoreline Cleanup, and restoring local parks by removing invasive species and planting native vegetation.
Hatfield’s global operations afford our staff opportunities to make positive contributions in countries around the world. Our specialists have volunteered their time and expertise to important social causes in many of the countries in which we operate. Workplace events routinely raise funds to support communities in which we work and live. Recent proceeds went to UNICEF, Haiti Relief Fund, the Harvest Project, the Seymour Salmonid Society, United Way, the Canadian Red Cross’s Wildfire Relief Fund, and the North Shore Lookout Housing and Health Society. Hatfield has also donated funds to build a home in Mmankgodi Village in Botswana and water and sanitation enhancements in rural areas in Indonesia.
Hatfield’s global presence has provided opportunities for our staff to help in times of crisis. For example, during the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Hatfield contributed on-the-ground assistance, satellite imagery, and mapping support to aid relief efforts — using our specific expertise to help those in need. During recent wildfires in Alberta and BC, Hatfield produced near real-time fire extent imagery to help coordinate firefighting efforts.