Success with Responsibility – Maxxam commitment on track for 2011

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News Release
January 13, 2011

With three successful community-based initiatives underway, the stage is set for Maxxam’s ongoing commitment to “Success with Responsibility” for the coming year. By leveraging the remarkable energy and drive of its stakeholders, and supporting the spirit and action of giving back, Maxxam continues to make a profound difference in the communities in which it works.

For example:

In December, Maxxam’s 9th Annual Food Bank Drive raised more than $54,000 thanks to over $27,000 raised by employees across the country which was matched dollar for dollar by the company.

Also in December, Maxxam’s interactive Holiday Greeting card saw recipients choose one of three charities to which the company then directed its annual Holiday donation. For each click, Maxxam donated one dollar, resulting in nearly $2000 donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Make a Wish Foundation and United Way of Canada.

To cap things off, in late December, Maxxam proudly announced the introduction of a “Day of Caring”, which allows employees to take one paid day per year during which they donate their time to a charity of their choice.

“Our core values continue to stress integrity and ‘doing the right thing’”, explains Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President and CEO. “As an organization, we are deeply committed to doing even more to become a sustainable company, delivering on ‘Success with Responsibility’. Thanks to the dedication of our employees and support of our clients, we’re off to a great start in 2011”.

Integrity, Collaboration, Performance and Innovation are Maxxam’s core values, reflected in a variety of on-going corporate initiatives, ranging from Sustainability to Quality Assurance and Health & Safety.

About Maxxam

Founded over 40 years ago, Maxxam has developed into Canada’s commercial leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. Today, Maxxam’s 2000 dedicated employees service customers through the only national network of laboratories and proudly lead the industry in depth of technical and scientific expertise. Uncompromising quality and unparalleled service, coupled with our commitment to safety, the community and the environment.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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