SaskEnergy 2022-23 Sustainability Report

Our sustainability path

Measures and standards: key indicators

2022-23 highlights

Looking ahead

President’s message

About SaskEnergy

Our sustainability framework

Pillar one: Environment

Pillar two: Prosperity

Pillar three: People

Our people and our commitment to the truth and reconciliation process SaskEnergy is committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, whether it’s in our Indigenous engagement and procurement practices or in providing development and training to our employees. Indigenous Cultural Awareness Program (ICAP) training is part of our complement of required learning for all SaskEnergy employees. ICAP is introductory training designed to educate employees on the culture and history of First Nations and Métis peoples and covers topics such as terminology, demographics, treaties, the Métis journey, misconceptions and communicating across cultures. Through the completion of ICAP training, it is our goal that SaskEnergy employees will gain valuable information on culture and business practices and have a better understanding of Indigenous peoples and their unique place in Saskatchewan’s history. ICAP sessions will continue to be offered until all SaskEnergy employees have taken the training, and annual refresher training will be provided. By the end of 2022-23, a total of 25 ICAP sessions have been offered, and 835 employees have taken part in the training. As part of our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation — and in respect for the Indigenous peoples who are the original stewards of the lands where we live and work — SaskEnergy formalized the use of land acknowledgements across our organization in 2022-23. As most of our operations are located on Treaty 2, 4 and 6 territories, land acknowledgments were prepared for each territory. Land acknowledgements are being used both internally and externally at events such as Executive and senior leadership meetings, formal presentations, Indigenous ceremonies, Board meetings, and at media, community and public engagement events that we host.

CULTURAL HANDBOOK FOR EMPLOYEES ANSWERS MANY COMMON QUESTIONS A new cultural handbook for SaskEnergy employees, created by our Indigenous Engagement team, answers many of the common questions relating to First Nations and Métis culture, protocol and ceremony, as these areas become a growing focus through our commitment to truth and reconciliation. The handbook covers a variety of subjects, such as an overview of various types of ceremony and events; protocol for women, men, and Two-Spirit people during different ceremonies; conduct during prayers and ceremonies; appropriate gifts or honoraria required for different events; terminology; and Métis symbols and culture. As more Indigenous ceremonies occur throughout the course of our gas line construction projects, many employees have questions about the ceremonies and their protocols. "This has been a very important document for us to produce," says Joseph Daniels, SaskEnergy’s Director of Indigenous Engagement. "It's a strong piece of education — when employees are asking our team what the protocols are, there's a benefit to having it stored in a place where people can reference it. "There's a lot of anxiety around not knowing," adds Joseph, who has heard from employees that are concerned about their lack of knowledge of Indigenous culture and ceremony. "This document is going to help with those feelings. At the end of the day, people just want to learn and that's why we wanted to get this handbook created."

2022-23 Sustainability Report


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