EDMONTON—GeoVerra, one of the country’s biggest surveying and geomatics firms, announced it has achieved high scores on its Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit.
According to a press release, auditors noted the company achieved the three-year COR Health and Safety Program audit endorsement for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario operations with an audit score of 96 per cent. The company’s B.C. COR certificate won’t expire until July 24, 2023.
“GeoVerra should be proud of the impressive amount of work that has been done in implementing safety into every aspect of the company’s operations since its inception less than a year ago,” said one of the auditors.
The audit’s scope was based on a review of directive and operational HSE documents and virtual interviews from senior and middle managers, supervisors and workers. Observational visits were not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jen Alain, GeoVerra’s HSE director, said in the statement she is happy with the score but noted that the program is dynamic and requires continuous effort towards improvement.
“Our safety program doesn’t stop at implementation; the growth and improvement of the program depend on engagement and feedback from the entire team,” said Alain. “Employee engagement and continuous communication not only improve our safety processes but it extends to other departments too. By building a community and environment that embraces change and open conversations, we see success in all areas of the organization, which is ultimately passed on to our clients and partners.”