Community support initiatives are ongoing across all the river systems where we have operations. Through each and every one of our facilities, we are building trust and credibility with local stakeholders. We recognize that our performance has to be demonstrable. In an effort to ensure common interpretation and implementation of our Environmental Policy, we have committed to jointly fund community initiatives that focus on five priority areas:
- the mitigation and restoration of any impact from our operations;
- conservation and preservation;
- the support of river and watershed committees;
- the support of the economic development of communities; and
- education and research.
We are building strong relationships with all stakeholders in the communities in which we operate - these relationships are the foundation for our long-term success.
Together with our affiliates and our employees, we help a wide variety of non-profit organizations through leadership, volunteer activity and financial contributions in the areas of education, health and the environment. Brookfield is a proud partner in the communities in which we operate.
We endeavor to develop strong relationships with a variety of organizations through partnerships that reflect our commitment to the community. These partnerships reflect our position as a leading renewable energy company and emphasize our long-term commitment to the facilities.
Building strong partnerships in our communities is critical to the success of every development projects. Because community dialogue is a vital component in establishing and maintaining relationships, we start a dialogue with residents early in the project development process to introduce the project and solicit early feedback on our proposal. This relationship continues long after projects are completed.
Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
In each country and region where we operate, Brookfield’s philanthropic activities range from support for local community projects to leadership participation on behalf of major public charities and institutions. In Canada, Brookfield is, among other causes, a strong supporter of United Way and has raised over $1,000,000 through annual campaign activities and employee donations. United Way’s mission is “to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action”.
We believe that making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate is fundamental to the way we do business. Through various initiatives, the goal of our corporate citizenship program is to use both our human and financial resources to help enrich the lives of those in need within our markets. We seek to instill a culture of charitable giving and volunteerism amongst our colleagues and business partners. Therefore, Brookfield matching donation program provides a company match of employees’ individual contributions to qualified charitable organizations.