About Pinchin Ltd.
News & Updates
March 8, 2023
For #IWD2023 and beyond, give equity a huge embrace! Pinchin would like to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 with women across our organization. This year's theme is #EmbraceEquity, “A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNS” - @womensday. We believe a workplace to embrace inclusion, forge harmony and unity drives success. To learn more about #IWD2023 visit - https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme #IWD2023 #Women #EmbraceEquity #genderstereotypes
Pinchin began as DJ Pinchin Consulting Ltd., founded by Dr. Donald Pinchin in 1981. Don was well known as the author of "Asbestos in Buildings", a research study on the risks and control of asbestos in buildings, published for the Ontario Royal Commission on Asbestos in 1982. This seminal document formed the basis of most Asbestos in Buildings regulations in Canada.
In May of 1983, Don hired his first employee, Bruce Stewart. They worked out of a rented month-by-month office and performed all work themselves. The original focus of the company was to train on the assessment and safe removal of asbestos building materials, to survey buildings for asbestos, and to inspect remediation projects.
From this simple beginning as a one-issue consultancy, Pinchin quickly grew into a multi-disciplinary service provider with offices and professional staff from coast to coast. By the early 1990s, there were Pinchin companies operating from British Columbia to the Maritimes. Today, Pinchin operates in 40 offices with more than 850 staff dedicated to providing top quality service.
Our growth strategy has always been one of entrepreneurial development, beginning with the recognition that the risk of asbestos in buildings would substantially impact construction projects and building management across Canada.
In 1986, we opened our first asbestos laboratory in Mississauga which is now the largest of its kind in Canada. In, 1992 an additional asbestos laboratory was opened at Pinchin Leblanc Environmental in Nova Scotia. Our Mississauga environmental microbiology laboratory was added in 2001. Our experienced laboratories are ISO accredited and provide our clients access to the highest level of service and accuracy.
Our service philosophy begins with understanding the needs of our clients, and providing the knowledge and expertise of our industry experts to address those needs. Through the 1990s, mould contamination, indoor air quality, and occupational health & safety became a greater concern for Canadian facility managers and contractors. Pinchin recruited occupational hygienists and engineers, past colleagues and recognized industry leaders, to develop our capabilities in these new fields. In kind, these service lines, which address issues inside a building, eventually led to the introduction of our industrial emissions, contaminated soil and groundwater, and building science services, to further support our clients’ environmental and engineering needs.
Our People, Our Future
While Pinchin’s history is one of continued growth, we have always been an employee-centered company. As we approached our 20th anniversary in 2001, we developed a succession plan that included an employee share-ownership program. This program ensured that Pinchin could transition ownership internally to its staff and remain a well-capitalized, privately owned corporation. Through this planning and execution we have developed our leadership talent, resulting in engaged staff committed to the day-to-day operation of our company and the relationships we build with our clients.
We will continue to attract, develop, and retain top talent in our industry. This goal is part of what has made us one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for over a decade. Our clients continue to recognize the benefit of this philosophy through our consistent service delivery and the innovative solutions we provide to meet their needs.
Pinchin is committed to helping our clients balance business goals with an understanding of both their natural and built environments. Together, we will identify and manage each organization's environmental, health & safety and built structure risks. We will provide high quality service based on the pillars of honesty, integrity and accountability. We strive for excellence in all our business dealings and welcome feedback from our clients in support of our continuous improvement.
Pinchin will provide a safe and open working environment to its employees. We are dedicated to making Pinchin a great place to work on a daily basis through regular communication, training, mentoring, and listening to what our people have to say. We will foster a sense of community that extends beyond the business day.
Pinchin will play our part in protecting the natural environment around our workplace, at client sites, at home, and in the community at large. We will balance the needs of business with our commitment to environmental protection. Wherever practical, will make environmentally friendly choices in our services, purchasing practices, and day to day operations.
Through our values, we will achieve our goals and share success among all employees
1. Act with honesty, integrity and accountability
Every action and decision we make is based on a foundation of honesty, integrity and accountability. We value truth, transparency and accept responsibility for our actions with our clients, partners, communities and each other.
2. Deliver exemplary quality and service
Our dedication to delivering quality and client service is a cornerstone of our success. We will use our collective knowledge, experience and creativity to deliver projects that meet or exceed expectations.
3. Conduct ourselves with respect
We treat others with respect and trust. We work together as a team, share a common commitment and learn from each other.
4. Empower employees through professional development
We help promote and foster an organizational environment that values professional development, diversity and growth opportunities for all employees. We embrace opportunities to develop our skills, knowledge and abilities to continuously improve and enrich our careers.
5. Promote the health & safety of all employees
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to the prevention of occupational illness and injury. We integrate health and safety practices into our business activities and will meet or exceed the requirements of applicable legislation.
6. Ensure corporate social responsibility
We are committed to protect and maintain the quality of our environment. We will apply the principles of sustainability to our work and through outreach in our communities we will maximize our contribution to the environment.
Working together, making things better!
We’re rapidly growing and are always looking for ambitious and talented professionals to share our commitment to helping our clients and communities. We’re passionate about what we do and the people who make it happen – our employees. We provide variety in work and career growth opportunities for our employees, as it’s our people and their development that help shape our organization.
We pride ourselves on being a strong Canadian owned company with a family feel. We understand that compensation is only part of your decision to join us; that’s why we offer growth benefits designed to help you and your family stay healthy as well as various employee development programs to assist in your personal and professional.
If you have a passion for tackling complex environmental challenges to promote the health and safety of our clients and communities, click below to find a job that’s a perfect fit for you!
We value the wellness of our employees; we expect the best from our people and are happy to reward that excellence! We offer Extended Group Benefits, which we pay the premium for, with no waiting period.
We work to regularly improve these benefits to ensure they support the people they’ve been created for, and to ensure you and your family remain happy and healthy.
So, what other perks does Pinchin offer?
1. Group RRSP Enrollment
With our employees being the forefront of our success, we offer Group Retirement Savings Plans with employer-matching contributions to ensure your future is secure.
2. Mentorship and Career Development
Pinchin is committed to maintaining a culture of mentoring at all levels. In addition to on-the-job training and guidance, employees may participate in a Mentorship Program that partners them with senior industry professionals who are motivated and ready to share their knowledge and expertise.
We also offer an Emerging Excellence Program (EEP), which is a development program for junior “high-potential” employees. This program offers participants the chance to take part in an accelerated business and leadership learning, where they will have the opportunity to work on case studies specific to our business. The ideas generated through the case study are implemented in real-time at the company.
3. Reimbursement for Association Membership Dues
Our Industry is dynamic, and we recognize that it is important to stay connected and involved, which is why we reimburse the cost of your professional membership dues in order to promote your memberships and involvements within the industry.
4. Casual Dress Code
Office dress code policies are changing with the times, and we at Pinchin like to stay on-trend. We value the work that you do and we want you to be comfortable while doing it.
For employees who are involved in field work, Pinchin provides all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep you safe at work.
5. Environmental Initiatives & Paid Community Involvement
We care about our employees as well as the world around us! We offer paid community involvement to encourage our staff to go out into the community and make a difference, whether it’s cleaning up your city, volunteering in a shelter, or anything in between, we support you!
Pinchin also engages in environmental initiatives, such as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, to encourage our staff to be a part of something bigger; protecting and saving our planet!