Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
We value, respect and embrace all differences. We commit to building a fair and impartial business community. We foster a culture where all associates feel valued and have a sense of belonging.
We are Sonepar, Powered by Difference.
Gillian Gurney, Sonepar Canada VP of HR
We want to amplify our associates' voices and understand their experiences. All associates should feel they have access to career opportunities regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or age.
Francois Anquetil, Sonepar Canada President
At Sonepar, we create initiatives and action plans that are impactful for our associates. Changing the culture in our organization starts with us as managers we need to lead by example to create a sustainable difference. Ultimately, we want Sonepar to be the example of diversity, equity and inclusion,
Attract, retain and promote women within our workforce
Promote Diversity at all levels, and encourage associates from diverse backgrounds to grow within the organization
Enable an environment that fosters career progression of all associates from all generations
Diversity, Equaity and Inclusion in Action in Canada
Check out some of our national initiatives below!
Sonepar’s Scholarship Program through Electro-Federation Canada
Sonepar partners with Electro-Federation Canada annually to provide scholarships for post-secondary students enrolled in a related field of study to the electrical industry. Our program targets women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and mature students to ensure we are supporting the next generation of leaders who will power a changing world in the Canadian Electrical industry.
Sonepar Partners with Indigenous Artist Patrick Hunter
In honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sonepar partnered with Indigenous Artist Patrick Hunter and bought his Orange Shirts for our associates to show our support of indigenous peoples. All proceeds generated from Patrick’s shirts are donated to the national Indigenous charity Indspire, which invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
Sonepar Partners with Africville Museum to help Spread Awareness
In honour of Black History Month, Sonepar partnered with the historical Canadian museum, Africville, to help spread awareness regarding ethical and sustainable development. To help support this initiative Sonepar gave away Africville T-shirts to 100 lucky associates and published an article featuring Africville Executive Director, Juanita Peters, as she explains the history of the African Nova Scotian community and why sustainable and ethical development is crucial to Canada’s future growth.
Sonepar is committed to very high ethical, social, and environmental standards.
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