We are honoured that our economic, environmental, social and governance performance has been recognized through the following organizations:
Recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute® as a Best Workplace in Canada and France for a seventh consecutive year; in The Netherlands for a third consecutive year; and in Germany, in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, in our first year qualifying.
Recognized by CDP with the Climate Disclosure Leadership award (Canada 200) in 2015.
Corporate Knights Canada’s Future 40 Responsible Leaders list, 2016.
Vermilion ranked 9th, an improvement over last year’s ranking of 15th. We are also the highest ranked oil and gas company on the list.
Recognized for excellence in governance practices via Globe and Mail annual Board Games survey. Vermilion’s governance practices resulted in a 2015 rank of 2nd among oil and gas companies, and 20th of 234 corporations overall.
Golden Gavel Award for Best Disclosure of Governance Practices and Approach to Executive Compensation by a small or mid-sized issuer.
Shareholders have accredited Vermilion, our Board of Directors, CEO and CFO with TopGun status for 2015, ranking Vermilion’s strategy, leadership and governance with the highest levels of the confidence index. We are one out of seven companies in Canada that was honoured with all four TopGun designations.
Lorenzo Donadeo was recognized in 2015 for his outstanding service to France by being appointed to the rank of Chevalier in France's Legion of Honour. Awarded to those who have served France with high distinction in areas such as business and culture, the Legion of Honour is France's highest honour. It reflects Lorenzo 's – and Vermilion's – long-term commitment to France, the role we play in the economy there, and the way we operate, with respect for people, the environment and our communities.
Lorenzo Donadeo was recognized as CEO of the Year in 2015 by Alberta Oil Magazine.
Recognized by EPAC as the 2014 Top Canadian-Based International Producer. Evaluated on seven financial and operating performance benchmarks (75% of score), including: Total return, Production growth per debt-adjusted share, Corporate cash margin, Proved-plus-probable reserves growth per debt-adjusted share, Proved-plus-probable FD&A costs per boe (including future development capital), Recycle ratio. Remaining 25% of score was based on industry leadership and corporate culture, including HSE, community investment, innovation, training, and other sustainability-related programs.
Recognized by Department of Landes in France as 2014 Aquitaine Company of the Year.
Awarded the Special Jury Prize, 7th annual Road Safety Award by Prefecture of Landes. The prize recognizes our place as a leader in safety and risk prevention in road travel.