We firmly believe in establishing and nurturing relationships based on trust and respect with our Indigenous partners.
Meraki acknowledges that Indigenous peoples and communities have a unique connection to the forests, land, and water and have a strong desire to retain their culture, values, and traditional practice. As a leader in our industry, we’re committed to working with Indigenous communities and people to jointly seek economic opportunity.
Striving for the Best
We truly believe that the way forward is together. Through mutual respect and collaboration, we hope to build strong, resilient communities that promote the wellbeing of the individuals who depend upon them. As an organization, we will continue to build culturally aware and equitable partnerships.
Identify areas for mutually beneficial opportunities and promote opportunity for Indgenous engagement and participation.
Develop a greater understanding of Indigenous perspectives and increase understanding of Indigenous history, cultures, and tradition through education and awareness programs for Meraki personnel.
Strive to attract and retain Indigenous employees at all levels of our organization.
Support the development of socioeconomic capacity in the communities where we operate through community investment to general long-term mutual benefit.
An Inclusive Strategy
At Meraki, we strive to have all of our employees and contractors carry out our collective goals through education and cultural awareness programs that ensure our business decisions and workplace environment reflects an inclusive corporate culture. Working closely with Indigenous communities and people, Meraki will foster these relationships and develop strategies to improve business development opportunities for shared success.
Responsibility & Accountability
From the Top
The responsibility and accountability for Indigenous Engagement begins with our leaders. We support our employees in learning about the traditions, values, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples.
Key Performance Indicators
As outlined in our Indigenous Relations and Engagement Statement, our performance is measurable through four pillars of success: Cultural Education and training for employees and contractors, Community Engagement, Indigenous employment and training, and Community Benefits.
Planning for Success
Our four KPIs are reported to Meraki’s leadership on a bi-annual basis to ensure that we’re making progress in our plan. Our commitment to Indigenous engagement and inclusion is indicative of our drive for excellence in corporate social responsibility and our desire to further develop our business in collaboration with the Indigenous communities in which we work.
Meraki’s commitment to building lasting partnerships with its First Nations partners is part of its larger mission to support and empower communities with sustainable and safe solutions. Learn more about our Community Approach and see examples of our work with some of our trusted partners.