Finning releases 2022 sustainability report

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finning International Inc. (TSX: FTT) ("Finning," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") announced today the release of our 2022 Sustainability Report.

Finning’s 2022 report showcases our ongoing efforts to prioritize the safety and well-being of employees, increase diversity, equity and inclusion across our workforce, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support the communities where we live and work.

"As we celebrate our 90th year, we're staying true to our values in our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible ways of doing business and working towards a low-carbon future together," said Kevin Parkes, president and CEO of Finning. “Our employees' dedication to health and safety, reducing our impact to the environment, and customer service drives our success and keeps us moving towards our goals."

Key highlights from our 2022 Sustainability Report:

  • Increased our focus on significant incident prevention
  • Created a plan with BHP in Chile to increase the representation of women in the workforce at BHP’S Escondida Mine in Chile to 50% by 2025
  • On track to reduce our absolute GHG emissions by 40% by 2027 from our 2017 baseline
  • Remanufactured 15,802 components at our OEM facility and recycled 3,725 tonnes of metal
  • Expanded 4Refuel's fleet with compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks and reduced transportation time and emissions with the use of route optimization technology
  • Engaged over 210,000 youth in STEM partnerships and employees volunteered more than 900 hours in support of STEM related activities.

Our Sustainability Report is complemented by our Sustainability Roadmap, an external assurance report, and a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) supplemental information package, which outlines our governance around sustainability, stakeholder engagement, material sustainability topics, and management approach. These documents are available at

Contact information:

Ilona Rojkova                                                  Elisha McCallum
Director, Investor Relations                        Director, Communications
604-837-8241                                                  778-668-0185                            

Finning is the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, delivering unrivalled service to customers for 90 years. Headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia, we provide Caterpillar equipment, parts, services, and performance solutions in Western Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.


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Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by this forward-looking information include: our ability to attract and retain sufficient female workers to the workforce at the Escondida Mine; our ability to negotiate alternative power supply contracts on satisfactory terms and prices; our ability to take other steps to reduce our absolute GHG emissions; general economic and market conditions and economic and market conditions in the regions where we operate; our ability to raise the capital needed to implement our business plan; and the integrity, reliability and availability of, and benefits from, information technology and the data processed by that technology.

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