From the Leadership Team
I would first like to welcome you to the new version of our in-house newsletter. With a direct link to our new site, it will give us a better idea of your interests, since “clicking is voting!” When you click to read the continuation of an article, the statistics compilation tool will record this. That way, we’ll know what subjects draw your attention so we can provide you with content more in line with your interests. We also urge you to check out our new virtual showcase—our completely overhauled website! This easy-to-use site projects a much more current and professional image of our company. It also includes our subsidiaries as well as a secure section that protects content such as this newsletter from viewing by the general public. Our external newsletter, however, will be visible to everyone. Please visit the site regularly to view the press releases and news items posted.
In our operations, as you have probably guessed, we remain focused on two major concerns: health and safety, as well as ethics. We have presented information sessions, online training, reference documents, articles, and more. This is all well and good, but ultimately, each one of you is responsible for working safely and acting with high moral standards. Our position on cannabis, which is prohibited on any work site, and substances that might impair your abilities, is part of this same trend. A person who is sound in body and mind is a safe, productive worker and a source of pride for the company! The ball is now in your court. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Occupational Health & Safety section.
We also wish to emphasize that integration of our subsidiaries continues. I have already mentioned the website. In the coming year, a single site will represent all our activities. In practical terms, on October 25, we announced the merger of the ENGIE Services and Contrôles AC mobile teams. This represents a very big step forward! Pierre Lapointe, Senior Vice-President, Operations, and head of Contrôles AC integration, explained the benefits of this integration, including: increased profits due to single billing; economies of scale; systematic involvement of this new team with clients; enhanced visibility for ENGIE through brand circulation (more vehicles and uniformed employees); etc. we are pleased with and proud of this merger, for Contrôles AC as well as ENGIE. Admittedly, some habits will be a little disrupted, but in the end, we will all win.
I wish to close with a word about ENGIE Transport Canada (ETC). You may already have heard some talk about this new 50-50 joint venture between ENGIE Services and ENGIE Ineo. Our next issue will provide more details. For the moment, note that ETC has a mission to develop rail electrification and associated services (e.g. signalling) in North America. It obviously will be supported by the respective teams, but ETC’s key players are Caroline Vallée, Director, Rail Business Development for ENGIE Services; Tristan Achouline, Business Engineer for Ineo SCLE Ferroviaire; and Claude Cabili, Technical Director for Ineo Rail, to name just a few. We will track this subsidiary’s progress very closely, as it will extend ENGIE’s outreach and generate positive benefits.
Président and CEO