Sustainability. It is at the core of our company and has been throughout our multi-generational history. In this, our fifth sustainability report, we reflect upon our progress while looking ahead toward future opportunities. Our value principles continue to guide us, providing a balanced consideration of people, environment, and economy. We understand that sustainability is not an end, but a work in progress.
Our world is ever evolving and we must evolve with it. Our resource recovery and renewable energy businesses continue to grow, turning waste materials into usable products and developing low-carbon fuels for a circular economy. Our aggregate and construction businesses are expanding products and services to support sustainable growth. Our emulsions business is employing research and innovation to produce sustainable solutions through chemistry and technology.
In recognition of our responsibilities to future generations, we have created climate and energy initiatives that empower our operations to act and go beyond measuring their carbon and water footprints. We consciously and actively interact with Indigenous communities where we operate, underscoring our commitment to build lasting relationships and partnerships based upon understanding and respect.
Our people enable us to act sustainably. Whether building homes for those who are less fortunate, supporting programs for people with disabilities, or teaching youth about the importance of pollinators, our employees seek to improve their communities every day. They strive to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers and operate in a manner that is respectful of our neighbours. Above all, our people care about and support each other, creating a safe, healthy and desirable workplace.
We hope that you enjoy our 2017 Sustainability Report. We trust that the stories and information contained in the report provide meaningful insights into our company, our people and our legacy.
John Fisher, President & CEO