Three Year Business Plan – 2016-2018
PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Thirty top executives from across Nova Scotia have signed the province’s first-ever CEO Safety Charter, publicly promising to do all they can to make Nova Scotia the safest place to work and live in Canada. At the signing ceremony, held at Nova Scotia Power’s head offices on October 8th, they were joined by colleagues who had signed a similar charter in British Columbia.
L to R: Jason Shannon, COO, Shannex Incorporated; Bruce Chapman, General Manager, Northern Pulp; John Young, General Manager, PCL Constructors Canada; Ken MacLean, Municipal Group of Companies; Mike Dunning, Sobeys Inc.; Rick Gibbs, President, Neutron Factory Works, British Columbia; Steve Snider, CEO, Halifax Harbour Bridges; Stephane Turbine, General Manager of Halifax Operations, Pratt & Whitney; Joel Carroll, CEO, Falck Safety Services Canada; Ray Ivany, President, Acadia University; Jean-Paul Deveau, President, Acadian Seaplants Ltd.; Cecila MacLellan, Director, Contact Centre Operations, Staples Inc.; David Hoffman, Co-CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods; Janet Knox, CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority; Marc Dube, Port Hawkesbury Paper; Tracey Kitch, CEO, IWK Health Authority; John Kennedy, Operations Manager, Intertape Polymer; Jack Miner, President, Atlantic Crane and Material Handling; Fraser Gray, VP Manufacturing, Tandus Centiva; Stuart MacLean, CEO, WCB Nova Scotia; Bob Hanf, President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power Inc.; Jeff MacLean, President, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.; Ramona Lumpkin, President, Mount Saint Vincent University. Signatories missing from photo: Dalhousie University, Department of Labour and Advanced Educaiton, Emera Utility Services, High Liner Foods, IMP Group, Kohltech International, Saint Mary’s University, Scotsburn Ice Cream Company.
NS CEO Safety Charter
Our Intent, Mission and Vision
NS CEO Safety Charter
Three-Year Business Plan
On October 8, 2015, 30 CEOs and Senior Executives from across Nova Scotia signed a landmark document, the NS CEO Health & Safety Leadership Charter. The Charter is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia’s History
The Charter was introduced at the Inaugural Meeting Conference held at the offices of Nova Scotia Power at a conference attended by many of the province’s top leaders from all business sectors including manufacturing, retail, education, and service.
The Charter is a public declaration to employees, customers and the communities in which the organizations are located that the CEO’s value health, safety and wellness. Signing the Charter demonstrates a commitment to providing a prevention-based workplace culture.
The value in signing the NS Health & Safety Leadership Charter makes an enormous amount of business sense. Saving and enriching the lives of employees and communities while achieving significant, measurable, bottom-line growth is what the Charter is all about.
By signing the Charter you’ll be launching yourself and your organization on a course of higher performance and responsible growth.
Be recognized as one of Nova Scotia’s corporate leaders. Commit yourself and your organization to embracing the values of the Charter, achieving a culture of safety and joining a team of innovative leaders who are building Nova Scotia’s first Health & Safety Leadership Charter.
The Charter represents commitment from industry and organization leaders in Nova Scotia to create a culture and adopt practices that value health, safety and well being. It is founded on the principle that the effective management of health and safety is essential to long term success, profitability and sustainability.
By supporting this Charter, senior leaders commit themselves to working towards the goal of being corporately sustainable and demonstrating leadership in their communities.
By signing this Charter, leaders commit to:
- The principle that nothing is more important than the health, safety and well-being of employees, contractors, visitors and the community.
- Integrate health and safety into business strategies and processes, and to recognize that good health and safety performance supports good business results.
- Strive for continuous health and safety improvement and to provide the leadership and internal capacity to make this happen.
- Create and enhance a culture that enables all employees to participate and work collaboratively in developing, promoting, and improving health and safety at work and at home.
- Participate within a health and safety leadership learning community in Nova Scotia, by sharing information and best practices, with the goal of continuously improving health and safety strategies, programming and performance.
I support and will take action towards achieving the Intent and Principles of the Nova Scotia Health and Safety Leadership Charter.
How We Will Accomplish Our Goals!
- Leverage the community and industry contacts of Charter signatories in order to bring on board more CEOs and senior executives to sign the Charter and experience the benefits of associating with organizations committed to the Charter
- Utilize the support, resources and skills of our partners to provide the materials required for the initiative
- Engage individual CEOs and senior executives one-on-one and through networking opportunities add value to their companies and organizations
- Develop a website to promote the initiative and provide easy access to all available resources, for use by Charter signatories.
- Use appropriate mainstream, business and social media relationships to increase industry and public awareness of the initiative
2016 – 2018 Initiatives
Starting in 2016
- Marketing and Promotion
A marketing and communication plan will be developed targeting additional CEOs and senior leaders throughout NS to join the NS Health & Safety Leadership Charter. Marketing activities will include:
- Direct communication to key organizations
- Breakfast events throughout Nova Scotia that are led by signatories
- Peer-to-peer meetings to market and promote to prospective Charter members
- Orientation Process
An orientation and enrollment process will be designed to assist business leaders in learning and sharing the vision of the Charter. Members are expected to participate in two or more of the following five considerations to assist them in achieving the Charter objectives and develop mentoring networks.
The six considerations are:
- Lead by example, embark upon or enhance an existing OHS program
- Attend our Annual Roundtable in 2016
- Become an active member of a Health and Safety Association
- Attend a Breakfast Session, inviting one or more like-minded business leaders you think would like to become a Member of the Charter
- Attend a peer-to-peer session to discover strategies and initiatives that promote safety as a core value, drive injury rates down, and help reduce WCB premiums in Nova Scotia
- Mentorship Program Through Peer-to-Peer and Breakfast Sessions
A Mentorship Program is being developed whereby Charter members can share their experience, expertise, successes and challenges in driving safety culture change as a key value in their organization. Sharing and building on best practices from the diversity of expertise within the Charter membership is an important focus of the program, so that all participants can continually improve.
This will be developed into a two-pronged strategy of Charter member engagement for 2016
- Peer-to-Peer Meetings hosted by a Charter member assisted by in-house expertise (Pratt & Whitney has committed to host the first in Spring, 2016)
- Breakfast meetings in the following communities with invited business and community leaders
- Halifax – February 4, 2016
- Cape Breton – February 18, 2016
- Bridgewater – February 18, 2016
- New Glasgow – February 25, 2016
- Kentville – February 29, 2016
- OHS Peer Group
An informal networking made up of the safety professionals from Charter member companies will be formed. This will teach, share and enable those in charge of safety at Charter member organizations to work together in achieving the goals set by their CEOs
- Major Charter Event
An annual NS CEO Health & Safety Leadership Charter Roundtable event will bring together Charter members and potential members to share, review and discuss our progress towards our goals.
A Governance Framework will be finalized to outline the relationship between the NS CEO Health & Safety Charter Steering Committee, Charter members, the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
The CEO Steering Committee has determined that there would be no annual fees or dues for signatories. However signatories are expected to attend the Annual Conference (or if not available, send another senior representative). The cost to attend the Annual Conference would be:
· Under 50 employees
· 50-199 employees
· 200-499 employees
· Over 500 employees
This Conference Fee would include both the CEO (or other designated senior representative) and another individual from the organization with responsibilities in the area of Health and Safety. If a signatory wished to have additional persons attend the Annual Conference there would be an additional cost of $200.00 per person.
Resources will be developed to support Charter members and their safety professional on driving safety culture change within their organization. This will include OHS tools, training and products that will be made available to signatories to help them make the transition to a healthier and safer workplace.
- Key Performance Indicators
A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Scorecard will be developed in order to effectively measure progress by individual members of the NS CEO Safety Charter. These Scorecards will be for internal use of each Charter Member to assist them in measuring their organizational performance. Consideration will be given to be a sharing of the Scorecard with the Steering Committee on a confidential basis.
NOTE: This Three-Year Business Plan will be updated annually in conjunction with the Annual Roundtable
NS CEO Safety Charter Steering Committee Members
The Steering Committee is made up of the following Charter members who have agreed to champion the Charter and see us through the accomplishment of the objectives of the Action Plan for 2016 and our goal of members of doubling the membership of the Charter by the Annual Safety Charter Roundtable in the fall of 2016:
These leaders have been the driving force behind bringing the Charter from the Inaugural Meeting and are taking responsibility for implementation of this Business Plan.
When you sign the Charter these people (in conjunction with safety leaders within their organizations) will be your mentors in helping you with your commitment to health and safety and your commitment to spreading and achieving our goals.
- Joel Carroll – CEO, Falck Safety Services – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janet Knox, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority – email@example.com
- Jeff MacLean – President, Michelin North America (Canada) Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cecelia MacLellan – Director, Staples Contact Center Operations – email@example.com
- Steve Snider – General Manager & CEO, Halifax Harbour Bridges – Steve Snider – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephane Turbide – General Manager, Halifax Operations, Pratt & Whitney Canada – email@example.com
Members and prospective Members are encouraged to contact Steering Committee Members to share ideas and information.
How the Charter and an Effective Safety Culture can Help Businesses Build Better Communities
Communities want to attract companies with a commitment to the health and safety of their citizens
A safe work force who trust their employer has done everything possible to ensure their safety is more committed to the success of the business
People are the most critical component of a company’s corporate sustainability strategy and should be treated as key partners to the success and sustainability of your business.
Signator Organizations – October 8, 2015
Acadian Seaplants Ltd.
Atlantic Crane & Material Handling
Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Emera Utility Services
Falck Safety Services Canada
Halifax Harbour Bridges
High Liner Foods
IWK Health Authority
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
Mount Saint Vincent University
Municipal Group of Companies
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Oxford Frozen Foods
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Port Hawkesbury Paper
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Saint Mary’s University
Scotsburn Ice Cream Company
Workers’ Compensation Board