Our Values

CARING, SHARING AND DARING These three values have forged Colas’ identity and shaped us into who we are today. They take on their full meaning every day as our people do their jobs across the Group’s job sites and facilities.




At Colas, Caring is a fundamental value of our corporate culture. Whether it is self-care, care for employees, care for our customers and partners or care for the environment and society, we are driven by the same duty to care. This is why acting ethically and preserving the safety of those who work with us will always remain our priority. 

Caring means first and foremost setting an example, listening to others, creating the conditions to allow employees to express themselves freely and to grow. 

Caring  means translating our commitments into strong actions in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Caring means doing everything we can to best meet the needs of our customers. 




At Colas, we believe that multicultural diversity in terms of nationality, gender and thought, along with teamwork and cross-disciplinary bridges are a source of progress and new ideas.

Sharing is creating the optimal conditions for working as a team by promoting trust, responsibility and solidarity. 

Sharing is encouraging the transmission of know-how between generations and putting one’s expertise at the service of the Group, its customers, partners and stakeholders. 




Colas was born from an innovation. This pioneering mindset shaped our corporate culture and we are among those who are driven to move forward, to explore new horizons, to reinvent ourselves. This is why, at Colas, it is always be possible to launch ideas and initiatives that create value.

Daring is encouraging initiative.

Daring is about giving everyone the opportunity to tackle challenges.

Daring is pushing back the boundaries of what is possible. 



 Respect for ethics and operating with integrity has been an integral part of the Colas Group’s management philosophy. 

Fair and honest competition provides Colas with the best conditions for leveraging, technology and expertise, as well as for developing long-term partnerships with customers. 

Operating with integrity helps us shape an exemplary culture of ethics and compliance.


At Colas, safety is at the core of who we are and is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to our Goal Zero program that promotes Safe Behaviour through icons. We conduct continuous reviews of all our processes and activities to ensure a safe workplace for all our employees, contractors and the public.

Safety is, and always will be, one of the most important aspects of the Colas Canada culture. Please discover the Colas Canada Health and Safety Policy.




Responsible Development Relationship with First Nations

At Colas Canada, Responsible Development is built on a long term vision with continuous improvement practices to meet the growing demands of road infrastructure users and customers. Thus, through improvement, the company takes into consideration environmental, social and economic aspects in its decision-making.


Relationship with First Nations

Colas Canada and its subsidiaries are established and perform work in the ancestral territories of the native communities. We commit ourselves with the First Nations through long-lasting partnerships.

The great disparity in the development of road infrastructures currently experienced by the native communities affects many aspects of their members’ everyday life. 

To address these challenges, the Colas Canada group is involved through recruitment, training, cultural exchange and creation of partnerships and joint ventures in the communities, for the development of road infrastructures and engineering works.        


Environment. Social. Economic. 

ENVIRONMENT. Due diligent, Colas Canada takes its responsibilities and performs annual self-evaluation through tools derived from environmental certifications such as ISO 14001 and NAPA DIAMOND. In addition, Colas Canada takes steps to conserve and promote biodiversity with an educational approach.
SOCIAL. Leader in the field of road construction, Colas Canada maintains an open and transparent dialogue with local communities. Also, reducing risks of users and employees regarding health and safety is always a priority.
ECONOMIC. Recycling, energy management and technological innovations allow the company to reduce its impact on natural resources and assure continuity with the following generations.
Colas Canada is also a proud member of the Canada Green Building Council, a national organization
whose vision is a transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future.


For information on how the Colas Canada group of companies can assist in contributing to LEED credits,

please view our brochure.




The Group's Responsible Development Logo is «Athena's Owl», the Greek symbol of wisdom.