Awards & Recognition

TransAlta has been recognized throughout the years for our commitments to sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion, governance and safety.

2023 Human Resources Director Innovative Team Certification

2023 Innovative HR Team – Human Resources Director

TransAlta has been listed under HRD Canada’s Innovative HR Teams 2023 report which recognizes firms that are breaking boundaries to move the HR industry forward — whether it’s by taking a progressive approach to recruitment, introducing new technology or rolling out a ground-breaking reward and recognition strategy. The report offers HR teams a unique benchmarking opportunity to see how their initiatives compare to those of the profession at large.

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The Queen’s University IRC Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy

This award recognizes and celebrates the HR team that has delivered the most outstanding organizational benefits by directly linking the training needs of their people, at all levels, to the business needs of their organization.

Bloomberg Gender-Equity Index (2020 and 2021)

TransAlta has been listed in the Bloomberg Gender-Equity Index (GEI) since 2020. The GEI recognizes organizations who demonstrate a commitment to gender equality and provide an inclusive work environment.

Industry Leader score of A- from CDP

Each year, CDP supports thousands of companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation. As industry leaders on climate change management, TransAlta has disclosed with CDP for over ten years.

Governance Gavel Award: Best Disclosure of Corporate Governance

Presented by the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Governance Gavel Awards recognized TransAlta’s excellence in shareholder communications. In identifying nominees for a Governance Gavel award, CCGG considers those issuers with whom a board engagement was conducted during CCGG’s most recent engagement season.

Energy Intelligence’s Green Utilities Report

TransAlta has been included in the Green Utilities Report since its inception in 2019. The annual Green Utilities Report, published by Energy Intelligence, ranks 100 global power generation companies based on carbon emissions and renewable energy.

Alberta Mine Safety Association: 2020 Safety Excellence Award (SunHills Mining)

Awarded for the best safety performance of all Alberta mines in 2019 that worked below one million on-site hours.

Globe and Mail: Women Lead Here (2021) Recipient

The Globe and Mail’s 2021 Women Lead Here ranking, Report on Business analyzed nearly 500 large, publicly traded Canadian companies, evaluating the ratio of female-identifying to male-identifying executives in leadership positions. Following the evaluation of hundreds of companies, TransAlta, was identified as being at the forefront of women in leadership positions in 2020 and 2021.

Globe and Mail’s 2021 Board Games – Rank of 6

The Globe and Mail’s Board Games assesses the work of Canada’s largest boards against a set of governance criteria that go beyond the minimum requirements by regulators.

Canadian Law Awards: Law Department Leader of the Year (Kerry O’Reilly Wilks)

Open to all Canada-based general counsels, chief legal officers, heads of legal etc. in in-house positions.

Canadian Law Awards: Capital Markets Deal of the Year

Open to all Canada-based general counsels, chief legal officers, heads of legal etc. in in-house positions.