WINNIPEG, MB, March 22, 2021 /CNW/ - (TSX: NFI) (OTC:
NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. ("NFI" or the "Company"), one of the world's
leading global independent bus manufacturers, today announced that
it has formally issued a human rights statement (the " NFI Group
Human Rights Statement" or "Statement"), recognizing the Company's
commitment to respecting the human rights and dignity of
individuals within our operations, supply chain, and communities in
which we do business, and to promoting and protecting the human
rights of our team and communities.
At NFI, we stand against racism, racial discrimination and
intolerance. We stand for unity, inclusion and respect for
The NFI Group approach is informed by international principles,
including those encompassed in the United Nations Guiding
Principles on Business and Human Rights, Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, International Bill of Rights, and the International
Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and
Rights at Work.
Through a variety of mechanisms, NFI Group promotes human rights
in the entities that it owns, and the facilities that it
A key component of the NFI Group's approach is the encouragement
of NFI employees, suppliers, and stakeholders to speak up, without
retribution, about any concerns related to human rights at the
Company. We will not tolerate retaliation or reprisal against any
employees, suppliers, or others for having reported contraventions
of the implementation of our human rights approach.
"Although we have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination
in our workplaces, we recognize that this is no longer enough. NFI
is committed to reviewing its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
efforts in 2021, in coordination with external consultant
Korn Ferry," said Paul Soubry, President & Chief Executive
Officer of NFI. "We are committed to the call to action of
accelerating representation for underrepresented groups."
About NFI Group
Leveraging 450 years of combined experience, NFI is leading the
battery-electric transition 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.
NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a
comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions in ten
countries under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit
buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses),
Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches),
ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and
NFI Parts™. NFI vehicles incorporate the widest range of drive
systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas,
diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley,
battery, and fuel cell). In total, NFI now supports over 105,000
buses and coaches currently in service around the world.
NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol NFI. Further information is available at
www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com,
www.arbocsv.com, www.nfi.parts, and www.alexander-dennis.com.
SOURCE NFI Group Inc.