Our Culture is not defined by a single statement but is rather alive in the work we do and fun we have. The DNA of our culture stems from our core values that guide the decisions and actions we take. Everything we do is done with integrity and fueled with a common passion and belief in our mission of, “Creating safer communities through the fusion of science and technologies.”
Transparency and trust
Work life balance
We believe that our most valued resource is our people and without them we can never achieve our mission. It’s from this belief that we do our outmost to care for our people making sure we support them in their roles and celebrate who they are as individuals. To ensure each team member feels valued for their contribution and remains motivated towards our mission, we embrace both an informal and formal recognition system.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our customers as well as our research and industry partners and are extremely thankful for the trust they place in us. Our focus is to deliver consistent value in a professional way and we do so by understanding the need, establishing if we can deliver and executing with a high level of operational excellence.
We embrace transparency to establish trust and collective buy with our team, customers, partners and vendors. This is lived through our consistent engagement with our customers as well as our team stand ups. Our open-door policy across the management team ensures team members have the freedom to communicate their ideas and concerns.
We know that true innovation that achieves giant strides and growth is done in a culture that embraces learning and mistakes. It’s for this very reason that we collaborate as a team to take on the challenges that are thrown our way allowing us to grow and share in the rewards together. We encourage active feedback with the objective that each member grows in their role and experiences a level of accountability for the work that they do.
We value family and life outside of work which is why we have flexible work hours and focus on our people taking their leave, banked hours and bonus festive season leave days. This stems from a belief system that there are other priorities in life that stretch beyond work and if the opportunity is not created for our people to tend to these priorities we will not benefit from their talents and skills when they engage in work.
As we strive to achieve our goals we want to make sure we are have fun along the way. To achieve this, we encourage socials whether it is spontaneous gatherings in our office kitchen or quarterly events that get us out the office and into environments where we can relax and connect through an activity.
We are proud of the culture that has been cultivated to date but know it will need to evolve to accommodate our growth and continually attract the right people. To ensure our culture retains its identity while maturing, we have a well-represented “culture club” who meet to evaluate suggestions, our culture’s pulse and how we can improve.