Diversity & Inclusion
At Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd, diversity and inclusion is a priority because we need the best available talent to create value for our clients, people and communities. We hire and nurture professionals with a variety of approaches to problem-solving, who are willing to challenge the status quo, who think differently from one another, and who come from many different backgrounds and cultures.
All directors, officers and employees must comply with this Diversity & Inclusion Policy. Global-Tech will where appropriate also make consultants and contractors aware of the Company’s objectives as set out in this Diversity Policy.
It is the objective of the Board to foster an environment where:
- individual differences are respected;
- the ability to contribute and access employment opportunities is based on performance, skill and merit; and
- people demonstrate respect of others, and inappropriate attitudes, behaviours and stereotypes are confronted and eliminated.
To have a properly functioning diverse workplace, discrimination, harassment, vilification and victimisation cannot and will not be tolerated.The Board and senior executives are required to ensure that the work environment is free from discrimination, harassment, vilification and victimisation and to ensure that complainants or reports of this type of behaviour are treated seriously, confidentially, and empathetically.
Women in Leadership Programme
Having more top women talent represented at all levels of business is key to the success of our economy. But we also recognize that women aren’t making it to leadership positions at the same rate as men. Some remain stuck in the so-called frozen middle.
Our Women in Leadership (WiL) program is helping unlock women’s potential. It’s an intensive, six-month program that provides women with personal and professional development focused on four areas: insights, tools, networks and experience. The program also promotes sponsorship by educating our participants on the importance of having strong supporters in decision making positions—senior people who will be in the room when promotions and special projects are being discussed. WiL promotes sponsorship by having men involved in nominating participants. This brings men and women together to create leadership opportunities and accelerate the development, retention and advancement of high-potential women.
By recognizing, respecting and valuing everyone’s differences, we can create a culture that’s truly inclusive.
Breach of these Policies
Any breach of this Policy will be regarded as a serious matter and may result in disciplinary action, including termination, or for Third Parties, action in accordance with the terms of the engagement or appointment.
Non-compliance with this Policy and relevant laws could also result in reputational damage and/or criminal and civil consequences and penalties for both the individual involved and Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd.
Pursuant to this policy, the forms of proxy circulated in connection with a meeting of the Company’s shareholders at which an uncontested election of directors is to be conducted shall provide the Company’s shareholders with the ability to vote in favour of, or to withhold from voting for, each director nominee. If the number of proxy votes withheld for a particular director nominee is greater than the votes in favour of such nominee, the director nominee shall be required to promptly submit his or her resignation to the Chairman of the Board following the applicable meeting of the Company’s shareholders