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Stantec earns Ambassador level on Workplace Pride 2022 Global Benchmark Report

Firm’s push to foster inclusive work environment leads to 15% gain over previous score

10/31/2022 EDMONTON, AB TSX, NYSE:STN

Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has achieved Ambassador level in the Workplace Pride 2022 Global Benchmark report, highlighting the firm’s focus on inclusion, diversity& equity (ID&E) for employees around the world.

Created in 2014, the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark was designed to measure the LGBTIQ+ inclusion practices of internationally active employers. For 2022, Stantec earned a score of 76%, up from 60.9% the previous year, which was the first time the firm was graded against the Global Benchmark. On this year’s global benchmark, Stantec scored higher than average in all areas: Policy & Communication, Employee Network, Workplace Awareness, Support & Benefits, Inclusion & Engagement, Expertise & Monitoring, Business & Supplier Management, and Societal Impact.

“This recognition from Workplace Pride reinforces the great work our teams are doing around inclusion, diversity, and equity at Stantec,” said Asifa Samji, Stantec’s chief people & inclusion officer. “The work in this area is never done. The focus and prioritization around our ID&E efforts are baked into our Company’s culture, and the momentum is clear when we achieve results like this from Workplace Pride.”

Based in Amsterdam, Workplace Pride is a non-profit organization and corporate advisor dedicated to pushing the boundaries of LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the workplace through awareness, measurement, research, training, and network building. Workplace Pride developed the Global Benchmark with the support of the University of Leiden and major employers and nongovernmental organizations from several countries.

In May 2022, Stantec signed the Declaration of Amsterdam, a document developed by Workplace Pride. Stantec became the 39th international organization to sign the Declaration of Amsterdam, joining IBM, PwC, Shell, Microsoft, and others to commit to a safe and inclusive corporate culture.

Prioritizing inclusion throughout Stantec
In addition to its partnership with Workplace Pride, Stantec participates in a number of LGBTIQ+ groups across the globe, including Pride at Work Canada, Stonewall (United Kingdom), and Rainbow Tick (New Zealand). The Pride@Stantec employee resource group (ERG) is open to all employees and offers a safe and supportive space for LGBTIQ+ colleagues and allies. The ERG also provides opportunities for education, career development, community impact, and adding client value. Its first chapter was established in 2017 in the Edmonton office, and it now counts 14 chapters around the world.

This year, Stantec also formalized a Global Pride Committee, which helps advance LGBTIQ+ inclusion and equity across the Company by recommending ways to make Stantec’s policies and practices more inclusive, coordinating LGBTIQ+ partnerships and programs, and supporting Pride@Stantec ERGs.

Find out more about Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Stantec.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

Media Contact
Ashley Warnock
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: (780) 969-6610
ashley.warnock@stantec.com

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