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RST-Sunbury Transport is Nationally Recognized as Employment Equity Champion

Saint John, N.B. -- RST-Sunbury Transport are proud to announce they have been named an Employment Equity Champion as part of the 2023 Employment Equity Achievement Awards. Presented by the federal Minister of Labour and Seniors, Hon. Seamus O'Regan Jr., the awards recognize federally regulated private-sector employers as well as federal contractors who demonstrate a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workspace and employment equity.

RST-Sunbury's executive team has been recognized for their record of championing employment equity within the organization, as well as the business' overall contribution to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

"We understand the importance of employment equity and we're proud to advocate for our team members while providing a working environment that ensures everyone is on the same footing," says Kristin Henderson, Divisional Human Resource Director. 

"We're honoured to be recognized for the steps we've taken so far in our DEI program," said Andrew Fisher, Group Vice-President of the Transportation and Logistics Division. "We know that inclusion and equity is a mindset, and we will continue to forge a path with our employees top of mind.”

The Employment Equity Awards are broken down into five categories, this year with 34 awards being presented to 19 employers:

  • Outstanding Commitment to Employment Equity 
  • Innovation 
  • Sector Distinction
  • Employment Equity Champion
  • Indigenous reconciliation

RST-Sunbury is part of J.D. Irving, Limited's Transportation & Logistics Division, and has been an integral piece in the Division's Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) journey. The Division's DEI committee is proud to go above and beyond thanks to their strategy to make workplaces more inclusive through education, recognition and representation. 


About RST-Sunbury
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) provides unparalleled logistics capabilities and perhaps the broadest array of services in the global market all under one roof through JDI Integrated Logistics, a leader in optimizing how goods flow to market. Implementing sustainable operating practices and innovative approaches to material movement allow JDI Integrated Logistics to service your business in the most efficient manner, delivering exceptional quality while reducing your carbon footprint.

About the Employment Equity Achievement Awards
The Employment Equity Achievement Awards recognize employers for outstanding achievement in employment equity in their workplaces for the four designated, underrepresented groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities).

About Employment and Social Development Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. We do this by promoting a labour force that is highly skilled. We also promote an efficient and inclusive labour market.