November 20, 2014
AltaLink named among Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
CALGARY, Alberta - AltaLink has been named one of Canada's 10 most admired corporate cultures of 2014 in a national program presented by Waterstone Human Capital.
The 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program recognizes best in class Canadian organizations for having a culture that enhances performance and sustains competitive advantage. The program's Board of Governors, comprised of executives drawn from organizations across Canada, recognized AltaLink in the Enterprise category which includes Canada's largest companies by revenue. Other 2014 recipients in the Enterprise category include Home Hardware Stores Ltd., Ledcor Group of Companies and Starbucks Coffee of Canada. Past honourees from Calgary include WestJet, Suncor, First Calgary Financial, Enbridge Inc. and Agrium Inc.
"We are delighted to be nationally recognized for our corporate culture. It is something every AltaLink employee has worked very hard to build and maintain," said Scott Thon, AltaLink president and CEO. "Our team has grown significantly in the past few years and we will continue to invest in building our culture through the wellness, growth and safety of our employees. The return on that investment is clear; our ability to best serve our customers is tied to the engagement of our employees."
"AltaLink's mantra is to ‘keep the lights on'. To give their employees ‘the power to live, work, and play'. They are customer-focused with solid values, which permeates their culture and resonated with our board," said Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone and Chair of the Canada's 10 program. "They have exceptional financial, customer and delivery results, and are truly committed to building a strong culture and developing great people. We are proud to have them as part of the 2014 Canada's 10."
Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest transmission provider. The company is actively working with stakeholders to build new transmission projects in response to the province's growth thus ensuring the transmission system will meet Albertans' energy needs today and in the future. These projects will provide Albertans with access to clean, renewable electric energy and the lowest-priced supply available in the province.
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