Employees welcome mental health supports: report
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, a division of Canada Life, today released a research paper that shows 68 per cent of employed Canadians have felt supported by their employers throughout the pandemic. Eighty-six per cent of respondents from a smaller sample indicated that strategies such as social check-ins, flexible work arrangements and access to mental health resources were more helpful than financial support. Only nine per cent indicated that measures such as bonuses and pay raises helped support their mental health. The research was conducted in December 2020 with Mental Health Research Canada and Queens University.
Metals and Mining conference launches March 1
BMO Capital Markets today announced it will host its 30th Global Metals and Mining Conference from March 1 to March 5. Normally held in Florida each year, the conference will be digital for the first time. Industry leaders from 31 countries are expected to participate.
GFL Environmental wins SEAL award
GFL Environmental Inc. of Vaughan, Ont. today announced it has been awarded a SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership) 2020 Business Sustainability Award, which recognizes global leaders in sustainability. Criteria for selection include level of investment, innovation and benchmark metrics demonstrating impact and progress toward a sustainable future. SEAL is a global environmental advocacy organization.
Deere income rises from 2020
Deere and Company, based in Moline, Ill., today reported net income of US$1.224 billion for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2021, or $3.87 per share, compared with net income of $517 million, or $1.63 per share, for the quarter ended Feb. 2, 2020. Worldwide net sales and revenues increased 19 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 to $9.112 billion. Equipment operations net sales were $8.051 billion for the quarter, compared with $6.530 billion in 2020.