Spotlight on Living Wage Employer

Proactive Hazmat

They are a full-service hazardous materials abatement contractor based in Langley BC. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2017.

They have 80 staff with over 100 years of industry experience. Their team removes and disposes of asbestos and lead-containing materials for the construction industry. Proactive Hazmat also do work for healthcare facilities, restoration contractors, cities and municipalities, property management firms, education facilities, and leading consulting groups.

The minimum wage does not cover the essentials for families, from what I’ve seen and experienced. Proactive wants employees to know that we’re here to help them help us. JP Buree HR Manager

Proactive Hazmat have found that although it cost more upfront to become a Living Wage Employer, this has balanced out due to the lower staff turnover. Since becoming a Living Wage Employer, they’ve managed to retain and attract many good quality workers, it’s made their workplace a much better environment.

We do the hard work that many other companies simply cannot do and we also put ourselves in danger every day. Being able to support the men and woman who are committed to create a safe area for people is a reward on its own. JP Buree HR Manager