Social Policy

Gazzola Paving | Paving, Roadbuilding, Construction, Asphalt & Snow Removal Services in the GTA

This section covers our commitment to health and safety and inclusivity initiatives. We strive to be a best-in-class organization by not only demonstrating a diverse & inclusive culture, but by actively supporting Inclusive Businesses in our supply chain.

Health & Safety Culture

• Gazzola is committed to delivering world-class performance in Health and Safety and Environmental Management across all operations.
• Gazzola maintains its own Health and Safety Department tasked with guiding and overseeing the compliance of company-wide policies and continually enhancing our IHSA COR Certification Program
• Gazzola field employees receive three safety orientations per year, a pre-season, a midseason refresher and a winter season.
• Weekly Safety Talks are sent out company-wide by the Health and Safety Manager.
• Industry-specific Topics of concern are put forward to each regional office and employee.
• Daily toolbox discussions are held on every jobsite and acknowledged by each employee.
• COVID-19 Policy is at the forefront of the Executive and Management Teams focus, mandating vaccination for all employees.

Promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce

• Gazzola is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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• We recognize that we live in a diverse world and employee diversity should be no different. Gazzola first published an Employee Diversity policy in 2021 and strives for equality in employment practices and the delivery of our services. We are committed to equip management and all employees with knowledge and skills to recognize and address competing rights in all our work locations.

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• Gazzola is proud to have first published a Supplier diversity policy in 2021. Every supplier will have an equal opportunity to be included in our product sourcing and procurement process. Certified diverse companies that seek to do business with Gazzola must demonstrate the ability to add value and provide high-quality goods and services that are competitively priced, reliable, and aligned with our superior level of service.

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• We are proud that Vern Gazzola, our CEO recognizes the need for a more women in the construction industry at management levels and in the field, and has proudly signed on to the UN Women Empowerment Principles Pledge and has empowered our leadership team.

Download Link: Our CEO Pledge's - Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

• Along with our Health & Safety Training the 2022 Spring Orientation will introduce for the first time to our management and the field, unconscious bias training to provide awareness, promote the right behaviours and ultimately mitigate any potential gender bias, notably in the hiring and recruiting process.

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Gazzola is committed to this journey to become an even more diverse and inclusive employer. To succeed, and allow us to property set appropriate KPI targets and establish a baseline, the company has engaged an advisory partner Diversio to aid in measurement of our current employee impressions. Once this effort is completed in the spring of 2022 this will offer us concrete, data-driven insights about the diversity & inclusion at Gazzola. By better understanding our diversity and inclusion efforts and setting a baseline we can help by implementing solutions with the help of our management team and with support of our Board of Directors we will driver further measuring change and inclusion.

  • “Mark and Vern Gazzola have earned the respect of the entire industry by being pioneers in paving the landscape of our quality roads in Toronto for the past 50 years. Anyone who knows them, realizes that they are genuine, no-nonsense individuals who always wear their hearts on their sleeves. Honour and integrity have been the cornerstone of Gazzola’s success."
    Don Wilson, Dufferin Aggregates

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