Innospec Canada Ltd is proud to demonstrate its commitment to indigenous reconciliation through its new Indigenous Peoples Relations Policy. As a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Innospec Canada is committed to strengthening a prosperous Indigenous economy. In Canada, Innospec provides a range of specialty products that enhance fuel efficiency, boost engine performance, and reduce emissions across diesel, jet, marine, renewable, and other fuel applications. Our primary customers are in the natural resource sector, often operating near Indigenous communities or on traditional Indigenous lands.

Guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, we recognize the corporate sector’s role in reconciliation. We are committed to fostering positive and respectful long-term relationships with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and communities. We also uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation, emphasizing the protection and enhancement of Indigenous peoples’ legal and constitutional rights, promoting economic prosperity, and preserving the natural environment.

Guiding Principles

  1. Building Capacity
    We are dedicated to ensuring that Indigenous peoples and communities derive long-term sustainable benefits from activities in their traditional territories. Our strategies and programs focus on building capacity and improving educational outcomes within Indigenous communities.
  2. Community Investment
    We collaborate with communities to identify investment opportunities that support Indigenous cultures and priorities, aiming to enhance the social and economic well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.
  3. Fostering Awareness
    Understanding Indigenous rights, history, culture, and perspectives is crucial for reconciliation. We strive to create a work environment that respects and learns from Indigenous cultures to foster better working relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities.
  4. Environmental Stewardship
    Recognizing the deep connection Indigenous peoples have with the land, Innospec is committed to environmental responsibility. We continuously seek to improve our role in environmental stewardship, ensuring our practices protect and enhance the natural environment.

Our Path Towards Reconciliation

As a global specialty chemical company, we are passionate about the use of science and innovation to advance positive changes for our society. Therefore, our capacity-building efforts will focus on raising awareness for careers in the sciences within Indigenous communities. Although Indigenous youth are the fastest-growing population in Canada, their enrollment in STEM education programs lags behind other communities. Therefore, enhancing educational outcomes for Indigenous youth in STEM is central to our role in reconciliation.

We are committed to meaningful partnerships and corporate sponsorships. This is why we are partnering with Indspire, a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, benefiting individuals, families, communities, and Canada as a whole. Recognized as a leading national charity, Indspire aims to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and inspire achievement.

Offering opportunities for our management and staff to understand Indigenous culture, history, and traditions is vital to our reconciliation strategy. This is why we are providing Indigenous Awareness and Indigenous Relations professional development training for all Innospec employees in Canada, with a goal for 100% completion by the end of 2024.

We are excited to be a part of this journey towards indigenous reconciliation in Canada and to demonstrate our commitment to fostering positive relationships within the communities in which we operate, as one of our key ESG guiding principles.