The BC Safety Charter

A commitment from CEOs

The Charter represents the commitment from industry and organizational leaders to create a workplace culture based on the principle that the effective management of health and safety is essential to long term profitability and sustainability.

A small group of industry leaders within the food and beverage processing and manufacturing industry in BC determined that injury rates in their industry and throughout the province were too high and they decided to do something about it.

It was decided that the solution must come from industry leaders taking the initiative to establish a culture of health and safety throughout the industry and at their own companies.

The Charter represents that first step in that journey. By committing to the principles enshrined in the Charter, the CEOS and Senior Executives at Leading Performance 2011, a day-long conference on health and safety that included speakers and attendees from Rio Tinto Alcan, Pacific Environmental Consulting, Andrew Peller Ltd., Agropur, Soprema, Tinhorn Creek Winery, as well as many of the province’s top leaders from the manufacturing sector, committed themselves to solving the issue.

The Conference was organized and hosted by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, a non-profit association representing BC’s food and beverage processing and manufacturing industries.

By setting the standard of excellence and encouraging other industry leaders to join in the initiative Charter, signatories have issued a challenge to their peers to be part of that solution.

The 22 inaugural signatories set a goal of having 150 of BC’s senior executives sign the Charter by 2015.

Leaders Engaged in the BC Safety Charter

Howard Behar

Former Starbucks Coffee President

Chris Hadfield

Canadian Astronaut

Trevor Linden

President, Vancouver Canucks & Club 16 Fitness

Brian Scudamore

Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Paul Henning

VP Business Development Rio Tinto

Make The Commitment

Fill out our contact form if you support our cause and would like more information about how you can become our next BC Safety Charter Signatory.

BC Safety Charter Sponsors


Bruce Power

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada