New Flyer announces Employee Engagement Committee under Anniston Workforce Development Program; strengthens focus on inclusion, engagement, and equity
St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – February 8, 2021: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced the launch of an Employee Engagement Committee (“EEC”) – a local initiative spurred by New Flyer’s Community Benefits Framework (“CBF”) – as a direct outcome of commitments made under its Anniston Workforce Development Program.
The EEC aims to bolster inclusion and amplify employee voices and contribution. Cultivating an inclusive workplace is a significant driver for team and company success, but more importantly, helps to fulfill individual potential and career aspirations. As New Flyer looks toward the future, it embraces diversity as an advantage unlike any other. New Flyer’s EEC is an extension of acknowledging that open dialogue and feedback are essential to build and sustain workplace respect, engage in explicit appreciation for employee work product, and to foster team cohesion.
“We are proud of our Community Benefits Framework and will continue to put it to work as we aggressively pursue meaningful strides toward a more equitable workplace, that both empowers employees and their families to grow and adds value to our local economy,” said Herb Clark, New Flyer’s Vice President of Human Resources. "Our EEC is an integral part of our effort to increase employee visibility and satisfaction, and helps build space and value for every voice at the table. Together, we are fostering dialogue that matters."
New Flyer’s EEC is comprised of a diverse group of employee representatives across departments, as well as volunteer employee participants who are fully engaged in committee meetings and activities. New Flyer recognizes that inclusion is a two-way street, and that employees who feel valued and heard are vital to achieving goals and improving team initiatives.
As New Flyer wades into the new year, it will continue striving for deliberate action in its diversity and inclusion efforts, and will look toward the Community Benefits Framework and EEC to provide valuable insight and feedback from in-house stakeholders – its hardworking team.
For 90 years, New Flyer has led the innovation of mass mobility and today supports growing North American cities with scalable clean mobility solutions with sustainable buses, technology, and infrastructure. It also operates the Vehicle Innovation Center, the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development on electric bus training, now available online. New Flyer has also developed automated bus technology to improve safety in public transit, with testing currently underway.
Leveraging 450 years of combined experience, NFI is leading the electrification of mass mobility around the world. With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, and technology, NFI meets today’s urban demands for scalable smart mobility solutions. Together, NFI is enabling more livable cities through connected, clean, and sustainable transportation.
With 8,000 team members in ten countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI® (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and coaches around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, and www.nfi.parts.
About New Flyer
New Flyer is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands. It also offers infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, and reliable charging and mobility solutions. New Flyer actively supports over 35,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 8,600 are powered by electric motors and battery propulsion and 1,900 are zero-emission. Further information is available at www.newflyer.com.
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