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Walker Industries 2014 Sustainability Report

Legacy Statement

Creating a Legacy with "Above & Beyond"
Over the past few years, Walker Industries has experienced tremendous growth and change. These changes are important in shaping our future by creating a stronger more diverse organization. The challenge with any type of growth is to maintain and build on what has made us successful — our value principles. In July 2013, our executive team took time in nature to reflect on their experiences with Walker Industries and the legacy they wished to leave. What resulted is our legacy statement:

With the legacy statement defined, we knew our next step was to develop a program to align all employees with the vision. Our employees expressed the desire to:

With these things in mind, the above & beyond workshop was developed with the help of Edge 3, a Toronto-based consulting firm. The intention of the workshop was to create a forum of respectful exchange, to align our employees with the Legacy Statement and to nurture a sense of belonging so that everyone feels valued for their unique contributions. The program provided an opportunity for employee development. We requested volunteers to help facilitate the roll out of the program. Those volunteers, after a few train-the-trainer sessions, have become our facilitators.

The workshop is unique and each employee experiences it differently. The following is a list of some of the feedback we have received so far:

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