CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We will respect their views, provide a safe and healthy working environment and conduct business with integrity.
WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS BY:
● Investing and developing the skills and capabilities of our employees.
● Understanding the needs of our people by consulting on a regular basis and acting on what we hear.
● Remunerating our employees fairly.
● Valuing the diversity of our people.
● Complying with all relevant employment and Health and Safety legislation and standards.
We will listen to their views, deliver value beyond their expectations, and remain agile to respond to market needs and competitive pressures.
WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS BY:
● Exceeding our customers’ expectations and meeting the challenges placed on us to deliver
against our contracts.
● Placing safety at the heart of our business and customer objectives.
● Respecting diversity and considering the needs of ALL.
● Forging deep and long-term relationships with our customers.
● Establishing a delivery model which seamlessly knits together design, procurement, and
We will continue to support the communities in which we work and seek to behave with integrity through engaging in consultation and contributing to the economic and social well-being of that area.
WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS BY:
● Actively encouraging participation in community projects.
● Supporting local businesses and the economies in which we work.
● Operating in a way which does not affect the safety of the community.
● Working in partnership with councils, planning authorities and regulatory bodies.
● Respecting the diversity of communities in which we operate and being sensitive to local needs.
We will seek to develop intelligent solutions to ensure continuous improvement in our environmental performance.
WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS BY:
● Complying with relevant environmental legislation and standards.
● Encouraging the efficient use of resources and reducing emissions.
● Seeking alternative solutions which encourage more sustainable construction and more efficient waste management techniques.
● Act as responsible environmental stewards by actively managing our environmental impacts, preserving resources, and improving the positive while reducing the negative.
Capital Paving Believes in Giving Back!
But just as importantly, we build prosperity by sharing our own. Giving back is one of our company’s core values and an important part of our culture that has spread naturally from our founder.
For more than 3 decades, the “pay it forward” employee-owner mindset has been passed down through generations, encouraged in employee owners and fundamental among our leaders."
Health & Safety
Safety is Non-Negotiable.
Being able to pursue our goals is entirely dependent on our safe work practices.
Being COR certified since 2015, we do not hesitate when it comes to instilling safe practices at every level of our organization. Whether we’re working in the field, office, or somewhere in between, Capital ensures the safety of all our people by providing all the tools they need to work safely and effectively. Our approach to safety means better execution on every project and better results for everyone.
"COR® is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. It is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects." - IHSA
Capital Paving is proud to have been COR® certified since 2015.
Capital Paving is proud to be using Salus software and believes strongly in its motto, "Don't leave safety to chance."
We aim to assist in local capacity building to develop mutually beneficial relationships with communities by contributing to quality of life within our communities. We support local sports groups, community development trusts and facilities such as care homes and youth groups. We work with a number of development trusts and village committees to fit with their funding restraints and ensure that communities receive a job that they are happy with.
Capital Supports Local Organizations
Capital Paving supports several other local organizations such as:
- Wellington Catholic District School Board
- Homewood Health Centre
- Guelph General Hospital
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Hespeler Minor Hockey Association
- Weekend to End Breast Cancer
- Puslinch Christmas Parade
- Duffs Church
- CIBC Run for the Cure
- and more.
Capital Paving is proud to demonstrate environmental awareness in many of our day-to-day operations. We aim to contribute positively to both our local community and to the environment on a broader scale while remaining conscious of the impact our industry can have on society.
Capital partnered with the Grand River Conservation Area to develop a new Memorial Grove Circle at Guelph Lake. Capital donated the labour, equipment, screenings and gravel. The Memorial Grove Circle will be used to commemorate loved ones.
Grand River Conservation Authority’s Friends of Mill Creek is a community-driven organization that works to protect and restore the natural features of Mill Creek and its watershed.
Mill Creek is a cold water trout stream that begins in the Township of Puslinch, southeast of Guelph, and flows into the Grand River in downtown Galt (Cambridge). Due to major land development in the area over the last 50 years, many parts of Mill Creek have become too wide and too warm to properly support a healthy trout population.
After several years of research into possible solutions for the Mill Creek watershed, Friends of Mill Creek proposed a stream diversion project to enhance and restore the stream’s ecosystem. Working closely with Dufferin Aggregates, Capital organized and completed the construction and excavation work required to create a 187-metre channel on Mill Creek. All of the equipment and labour needed for the project were donated by Capital Paving and Dufferin Aggregates.
The new channel has now effectively narrowed the stream, thus lowering the water temperature and improving the habitat for fish and other wildlife. The success of this project was a result of great teamwork among community partners. Capital is proud to have been part of a project that positively affected both the environment and the local community.
In 2006, the OSSGA recognized Capital Paving and Dufferin’s contributions to Mill Creek Watershed with the 2006 OSSGA Environmental Achievement Award.
A second phase of the stream rehabilitation was completed in August, 2008. This consisted of a further narrowing of a 75 metre section of stream and silt clean out to improve water flow and aquatic habitat.
Capital paving employees volunteered to participate in a Community Clean-Up Dat in the Township of Woolwich, by cleaning litter and promoting a clean and litter-free environment for the community.
After a year of planning, the Environmental Stewardship Team held the Greenest School Contest at Floradale Public School near Elmira, Ontario.
As part of the Company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and promotion of environmental stewardship to the communities we conduct business in, the team organized a contest to challenge Woolwich School students in grades 5 and 6 to design and construct their ideal model of a green school.
Event planning ran from February and until the final day of December. A series of meetings were held in June with the Waterloo Public and Catholic School Boards, principals, and teachers to discuss the details of the contest. The Greenest School Contest was finally launched in late September and the participants were given two months to complete their projects. The team travelled to each school to discuss the details and rules of the project, having fun with environmental quiz games and a video to help develop creative ideas for their projects.
The judging and awards ceremony was held at Floradale Public School, with a gym packed full of excited students and adults. Capital’s Rob Munro acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event and the judging panel was made up of Martin Neumann, Grand River Conservation Authority; Stephen May, Ministry of Natural Resources; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo, Professor, School of Architecture; Glenn Pelletier, 570 News, Kitchener; Ed Sluga, Sluga Consulting; and Jim Kelly, Vice President, Capital Paving.
After the introductions of judges and sponsors, Ottawa act Junkyard Symphony (www.junkyardsymphony.com) wowed the room with their musical instruments made of recycled materials and fun interactive stunts.
Following a pizza lunch, Geoff Stephens, President of Capital, announced that Capital decided to include a 2nd and 3rd place prize of $1000 and $500 respectively. The winning school would receive a $6000 prize. Each prize awarded was to be allocated for environmental improvements at the school.
The contest winner of the $6000 Green Grant and title of the Greenest School was Floradale Public School, awarded for outstanding model design and presentation. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School came in second place, with third place awarded to Breslau Public School. All the participating schools displayed exceptional work and far exceeded the expectations of the team and everyone involved.
As part of our continued commitment to environmental stewardship, a group of Capital employees and family members generously volunteered their time to assist the Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC) in the restoration of Victoria Glen Park in Elmira, Ontario.
The predominantly forested 7-acre park with some open space received an upgrade courtesy of our volunteers alongside TWEEC volunteers and members of the local community.
The project consisted of the planting of 40 different native species of trees, spreading wood chips along 500 meters of trail that runs through the forest, and creating of a gravel path for trail users.
In appreciation for all the volunteers who worked very hard to complete this project, Capital provided a barbeque lunch and distributed gift trees donated by the Green Legacy tree nursery in Wellington County. At the end of the event, there was a mutual feeling of satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment felt by all.
Capital Paving strives to not only meet but exceed, all rules and regulations within the construction industry. We take our mandate as one of Canada’s Top Employers very seriously and strive to perform excellence throughout our corporate responsibility.