EDMONTON, ALBERTA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- Stantec (TSX: STN) (NYSE: STN) today unveiled its new brand, reinforcing the Company's promise to design with community in mind.
To celebrate its new brand promise, today Stantec is hosting Stantec in the Community Day. This worldwide day of community service, which complements the growing tradition in the United States of a day of service on September 11, will see nearly 4,000 Stantec employees volunteer in their local communities around the world.
"We have evolved our brand to better reflect who we are and what our clients and employees believe about us," says Stantec president and chief executive officer, Bob Gomes. "Our new positioning-focusing on community, creativity, and client relationships-differentiates us in our many market sectors. At Stantec, we design with community in mind: we help our clients meet the needs of the communities we collectively serve."
"Stantec in the Community Day not only further supports Stantec's commitment to community, but it will bring our team members together to make a coordinated, local impact," says Gomes. "Our employees have been serving their communities for decades, so bringing them together on one day like this just emphasizes what a difference we can make."
Examples of Stantec in the Community Day events include
-- In New York City, 50 team members will remove invasive species from and spruce up Riverside Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.-- In Ottawa, Ontario, 73 team members will paint cabins, clear brush, and help rejuvenate Camp Smitty, a summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls.-- In Calgary, Alberta, 100 volunteers will help families by assembling and delivering backpacks of school supplies for children in need. The Calgary offices will also provide boxed lunches to employees in exchange for donations to sponsor nutritious lunches for students who might otherwise go without.-- In Pittsburgh and Washington, Pennsylvania, 14 team members will create handbags for the Satchels of Caring Foundation; these handbags will be filled with inspirational items and be given to patients undergoing cancer treatment.-- In Charleston, South Carolina, a 10-person team will conduct a Beach Sweep at the Isle of Palms, a 7-mile-long barrier island.-- In Fort Collins, Colorado, team members will volunteer for the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, to clean and rehabilitate a 3.5-mile hiking trail by planting seasonal native plants.
"We're inspired by the communities we live in and the impact our work has on them," says Gomes.
Stantec's new brand reinforces its business strategy to provide integrated services to its clients in various sectors across many regions. Its primary business objective remains the same: to be a top 10 global design firm. Stantec strives to be among the top-tier service providers in the communities it serves. "When we say community, we mean everybody with a stake in the work we do-from the clients we collaborate with across many sectors, to the populations we reach, to the thousands of Stantec employees working together to advance the quality of life in communities that they are also a part of," says Gomes.