Pink Shirt Day 2023
At AMECO, we wear pink.
AMECO is a proud supporter of Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 after two students in Nova Scotia witnessed bullying of a classmate who wore a pink shirt on the first day of school. In response, the pair distributed pink shirts to other classmates to wear in solidarity to demonstrate that bullying will not tolerated.
Now, Pink Shirt Day is celebrated globally. In 2022, AMECO provided pink shirts to its team supporting the LNG Canada project for the event. But the welcoming anti-bullying culture isn’t limited to one day a year. The team encouraged employees to wear their pink shirts every Wednesday in order to keep the spirit of Pink Shirt Day alive year round.
“When our group started wearing pink, the idea spread,” said AMECO Site Manager Mark Roseneder. “We had workers asking, ‘why are you wearing pink?’ ”
AMECO participates in the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) program. The pink shirt initiative is an extension of this commitment to safety. The spirit of Pink Shirt Day promotes safety by setting a standard that ensures that all employees have a welcoming environment in which to work.
In 2023, we celebrate Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 22. “Let’s make a commitment to creating a workplace that is free from bullying and a world where everyone is treated with kindness and respect,” said LNG Canada Construction Director Ian Swanbeck in the JFJV Pink Shirt Day video.
Pink Shirt Day is a great way to bring awareness to bullying, inclusion, and diversity. And its spirit and meaning doesn’t have to be celebrated one day per year. Just like last year, you’ll be able to spot AMECO employees at the LNG Canada site on Wednesdays. They’ll be wearing pink.
Watch the JFJV video below.
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