BRP, a Canadian manufacturer of recreational products headquartered in Valcourt, Quebec, says three of its manufacturing facilities in Mexico recently received a ‘Family Responsible Company’ award. Presented by Mexico’s Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STPS) the distinction is granted to Mexican companies that apply and promote labour policies that contribute to the development of workers at work and within their family environment.
During a ceremony held in early December at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Social Welfare Assistant Secretary, Ignacio Rubí Salazar delivered the 2016 edition of the award and stressed the momentum to reconcile work and family as well as favouring equal opportunities, and combating workplace violence and sexual harassment.
The ‘Family Responsible Company’ distinction is a mechanism that seeks to create awareness among the population about the importance of advancing in the construction of a more egalitarian and just society, in which all Mexicans have the same opportunities.
During the event, the director of the Office for Mexico and Cuba of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Thomas Wissing Pfeiffer, emphasized the commitment of the winners regarding family responsibility and gender equality in the workplace.
BRP says it aims to position itself as one of the best centers of work in Mexico.
BRP’s portfolio includes Sea-Doo watercraft, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. The company reports annual sales of over $3.8 billion from over 100 countries and employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.