Corporate Social Responsibility
Fengate has always strongly encouraged a corporate culture of charitable giving and volunteering and, as such, has a robust Corporate Social Responsibility Program. We believe in making a positive contribution to the communities in which we do business and, through Fengate’s human and financial resources, the goal of the Corporate Social Responsibility program is to make these communities better places to live.
Fengate Community Foundation Fund (FCFF)
Since Fengate was founded in 1974, the company has generously given to causes through its corporate giving program. In order to enhance Fengate’s philanthropic efforts, our President and CEO, Lou Serafini Jr., identified an opportunity to establish a more structured way of giving that focused on donating to causes and programs most needed in the community. As a result, the Fengate Community Foundation Fund (FCFF) was established in 2010.
The FCFF is a $1 million grant by Fengate that is administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation. Through the FCFF, Fengate donates to numerous charitable organizations within Canada and abroad each year with a focus on children and youth programs.
Fengate is committed to renewable energy projects in its infrastructure pursuits. To date, Fengate has invested in several green energy projects across Canada and internationally, all of which have low impact to the environment. These include the Kinetica, Sunderland and Sunningdale solar projects, the Fort St. James and Merritt Green Energy biomass projects and the Harrison Hydro project.
Fengate also seeks Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification for many of its infrastructure and real estate investments. LEED® standards focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources. Existing investments that meet LEED® certification include the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, the LIUNA Centre office building, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Elgin County Courthouse, the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.