Environmental, Social & Governance Excellence

Living Our Purpose

We help our customers achieve their ESG goals by enhancing workplace safety and we embed this same commitment into our own business. Excellence in ESG performance fosters greater resiliency and adaptability, safeguards the value we’ve created, and builds a better business model—and a better world.

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ESG Report

Through our annual ESG Report, we benchmark our performance against key metrics, creating goals and charting a path to set ourselves, our environment, people, communities, investors, customers and partners up for a sustainable future. Developed using globally recognized reporting standards, the report discloses our progress and challenges — fully and transparently — at a time when ESG expectations continue to rise.

2021 ESG Highlights


GHG Emissions and Climate Change

Net-zero emissions target by 2023

Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions calculated to establish baseline



8% Increase in women in management

6% increase in ethnic diversity of workforce


Employee Engagement

76% employee engagement scope, up 1% even as people count doubled

64% Employee participate in company share ownership plan

2,500 Hours logged in e-learning modules


Community Engagement

100% Increase in community investment initiatives

3X Number of nonprofits supported globally

See the Full 2021 ESG Infographic

“We have long recognized the importance of creating sustainable workplaces that embed both resiliency and adaptability into business—and build a better world.”

Cody Slater
CEO and Board Chair

“As a Board, we are pleased with Blackline Safety’s progress to date on its ESG goals and focus areas and continue to be actively engaged in the Company’s approach and responsibilities, supported by a governance framework that provides clear oversight and accountability.”

Cheemin Bo-Linn
Lead Independent Director and Governance, Compensation and Sustainability Committee Chair

Our Values Drive Us Forward

The growth we have experienced and our expansion as a company has been guided by our commitment to our values. While our values are not new, in 2020, we took the time to formalize and share them. We embody them daily, preparing us all for even faster growth.

By living our values, we enhance the safety and success of our customers and their employees while driving our own organization’s culture forward.

Drive innovation
Tirelessly pursuing new and renewed products, processes and ideas, understanding that continuous improvement can be disruptive.
Be resilient
Facing the challenges before us, being curious about our potential, and starting from scratch when necessary.
Demonstrate leadership
Knowing that leadership is a behavior and not a position, and actively participating in our successes.
Go the extra mile
Channeling an entrepreneurial spirit and rolling up our sleeves to do the work, whatever the work.
Empowering people
Powering people and their potential is at the heart of our business — both in our mission to protect and save lives and in our day-to-day business operations.

Board of Directors

Blackline Safety’s Board of Directors provides strategic guidance to the company, sets policy direction, and ensures we are fairly reporting our progress and maintaining high ethical standards. The board consists of seven directors, with all Board committees led by independent directors. Our senior management team is charged with delivering significant growth while sustaining the financial and operational health of the company.

Cody Slater
Chief Executive Officer & Chair
Cheemin Bo-Linn
Lead Independent Director; Governance, Compensations and Sustainability Committee Chair; Member, Audit Committee
Dr. John Finbow
Independent Director; Member, Governance, Compensations and Sustainability Committee
Barbara Holzapfel
Independent Director; Member, Governance, Compensations and Sustainability Committee
Brad Gilewich, CA
Independent Director; Member, Audit Committee
Michael Hayduk, LLM, Q.C.
Independent Director; Corporate Secretary; Member, Audit Committee
Robert Herdman, FCA
Independent Director; Chair, Audit Committee; Member, Governance, Compensations and Sustainability Committee

Executive Management Team

Blackline’s Executive Team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. Their responsibilities include overall conduct of the business and all operational matters, organisation of the company as well as allocation of resources, determination and implementation of strategies and policies. They are responsible for oversight, implementation, and audit of environmental, social and related policies.

Cody Slater
Chief Executive Officer & Chair
Brendon Cook
Chief Partnership Officer, Co-Founder
Christine Gillies
Chief Marketing Officer
Shane Grennan
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Meyers
Chief Operating Officer
Sean Stinson
Chief Growth Officer
Brian Sweeney
Chief Technology Officer


If you have questions about our ESG report or initiatives, reach out to esg@blacklinesafety.com