For the fifth consecutive year,
Morguard was recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers in the Retail and
Services category by Canadian Occupational Safety. This notable achievement
demonstrates Morguard's ongoing commitment to occupational health and safety as
a risk management imperative, with a positive impact on employee wellbeing and
"Morguard recognizes the
value a strong occupational health and safety culture brings to our business,
employees, and stakeholders," said K. Rai Sahi, Chairman and CEO, Morguard
Corporation. "Sound risk management is the bedrock of Morguard's operating
principles for obvious reasons including business continuity and liability
reduction. Moreover, it is fundamental to keeping our people healthy and safe,
which is of upmost importance."
The continued success of
Morguard's Occupational Health and Safety ("OHS") strategy is a
result of the company's unique approach to developing processes in-house, which
incorporates an organizational focus on employee empowerment and accountability
as core values.
across Canada to be responsible for health and safety is integral to upholding
our reputation while keeping both employees and tenants safe in Morguard
properties," said Sahi. "Morguard's focus on empowerment and
accountability contribute to reduced business costs and service disruptions, in
addition to improving employee retention and lowering rates of absenteeism –
which is good for both our people and our business."
As Morguard manages more than
three million work hours annually across more than 300 commercial and
development projects in Canada, designing its health and safety strategy
in-house enables the company to meet the demands of each individual property.
This is realized by:
employee training and maintaining communication across the entire
organization about occupational health and safety (more than 1,000
employees completed close to 7,200 hours of training in 2016).
Occupational Health and Safety oversight within the Risk Management
function and leveraging best practices across locations nationwide.
programs internally to allow for a greater level of control and
customization per stakeholder, and to create clear lines of responsibility.
active employee and tenant participation through inclusive program
planning, implementation and measurement.
potential hazards and working collaboratively on solutions and risk
Morguard senior management is
actively involved in the implementation of programs supporting occupational
health and safety. Senior management works collaboratively with Morguard's Risk
Management team to ensure best practices are met, to ultimately build a
healthier and more productive workforce, enhance business efficiency and
deliver on property performance.
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About Canada's Safest
The Thomson Reuters Awards program recognizes Canadian organizations for
outstanding performance in workplace health and safety. The Awards submissions
were reviewed by an expert judging panel followed by an employee safety
perception survey. Judging criteria was based on Leadership and Management
Support, Employee Engagement, Communication, Innovation and Injury Statistics.
Morguard Corporation (TSX: MRC) is a major North American real estate
company. It has extensive retail, office, industrial, multi–suite
residential, and hotel holdings owned directly, or through its investment in
Morguard REIT (TSX: MRT.UN), Morguard North American Residential REIT (TSX:
MRG.UN) and Temple Hotels Inc. (TSX:TPH). Morguard also provides real estate
management services to institutional and other investors. Morguard's owned and
managed real estate portfolio is valued at $16.2 billion. Please visit www.morguard.com or
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For further information: K. Rai
Sahi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 905-281-3800; Beverley G. Flynn,
Vice President, General Counsel, 905-281-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org