The BC Safety Charter Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Trevor Linden has agreed to partner with the BC Safety Charter.
As such, Linden has agreed to support the BC Safety Charter in its mission to engage senior executives in becoming corporate leaders where health and safety are valued as critical elements of their business.
Upon announcing the agreement Tuesday, Linden said, “It gives me a great deal of pride to support the BC Safety Charter. My years in professional hockey taught me the importance of health and safety. As a business owner my employees are my number one value.”
Linden is the owner of Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness with four locations in the Lower Mainland (Coquitlam, South Burnaby, Downtown Vancouver and Surrey.) In 1997 he founded the Trevor Linden Foundation, a registered charity, in support of youth and children with special needs. The Foundation also serves to improve the lives of young Canadians through encouraging and facilitating educational initiatives.
BC Safety Charter Steering Committee Chair Ben Hume said, “Having Trevor on board as our media representative is incredible news for the members of the Charter.”
The BC Safety Charter was established at Leading Performance 2011, a day-long conference on health and safety that included speakers and attendees from Rio Tinto Alcan, Pacific Environmental Consulting, Andrew Peller Ltd., Agropur, Soprema, Tinhorn Creek Winery, as well as many of the province’s top leaders from the manufacturing sector, who have committed themselves to solving the issue high injury rates.
The Conference was organized and hosted by the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of B.C., a non-profit association representing B.C.’s food and beverage processing and manufacturing industries.
By setting the standard of excellence and encouraging other industry leaders to join in the initiative, Charter signatories have issued a challenge to their peers in other businesses across BC to be part of that solution.
As of February 8, 2013 the BC Safety Charter now has 52 signatories from 47 organizations.
The BC Safety Charter’s 2013 Annual Roundtable will be held May 2 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.