Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limitée obtient son certificat de francisation de l’OQLF

Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limitée obtient son certificat de francisation de l’OQLF

Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltée – Mirabel, QC (18 mai 2016) Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltée (BHTCL), une société  de Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), annonce avec fierté qu’elle a obtenu son certificat de francisation de l’Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), attestant que l’entreprise respecte les exigences de la Charte de la langue française quant à l’utilisation du français comme langue de travail.

Une cérémonie avait lieu dans les locaux de Mirabel le mardi 10 mai dernier afin d’officialiser l’octroi du certificat, en présence notamment de M Robert Vézina, président-directeur général de l’Office québécois de la langue française ainsi que de membres de la haute direction de BHTCL et du comité de francisation composé d’employés de divers secteurs de l’organisation.

"C’est une journée très importante et symbolique pour nous tous chez Bell Helicopter et je suis honorée de recevoir ce certificat au nom de tous les employés. », déclare Cynthia Garneau, présidente de Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltée. « BHTCL devient ainsi la deuxième grande entreprise du secteur de l’aéronautique au Québec à obtenir cette certification. Il s’agit d’une réalisation exceptionnelle dans une industrie où la langue d’usage courant est bien souvent l’anglais."

BHTCL avait à cœur l’obtention de la certification de l’OQLF depuis plusieurs années et de nombreuses initiatives et bonnes pratiques linguistiques ont été mises en place au sein de l’entreprise au fil du temps, de sorte que l’utilisation du français soit généralisée et prônée, tant dans l’usine que dans les bureaux.

"Faire du français la langue normale et habituelle du travail est un projet collectif où la contribution de toutes et de tous est indispensable. Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltée a su déployer des trésors d’ingéniosité et de volonté pour atteindre ses objectifs en matière de francisation," a souligné M. Robert Vézina, président-directeur général de l’Office québécois de la langue française.

Ce certificat de francisation ainsi que la célébration de mardi dernier témoigne de l’engagement de BHTCL et de l’ensemble de ses employés envers le maintien des réalisations et l’amélioration constante de la situation et de la qualité du français au travail.





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Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited – Mirabel, QC (May 18, 2016) Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTCL), a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to announce that it has obtained its francization certification from the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), attesting that BHTCL meets the criteria of the Charter of the French Language regarding the use of French as the language of work.

A ceremony was held at the Mirabel facility on Tuesday, May 10, to make the awarding of the certification official. It was attended by Robert Vézina, president and CEO of the Office québécois de la langue française, as well as by members of BHTCL senior management and the francization committee consisting of employees across various areas of the organization.

“It’s an extremely important and symbolic day for us all at Bell, and I am honored to receive this certification on behalf of all the employees,” said Cynthia Garneau, president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada. “BHTCL becomes the second major company in the Quebec aerospace sector to obtain this certification. This is exceptional in an industry where, more often, the language of use is English.”

BHTCL had set its sights on obtaining the OQLF certification for some years. In this regard, a number of initiatives and best language practices were implemented over time within the company, so that widespread use of French is advocated both in the plant and in the offices.

“Making French the normal and usual language of work is a collective effort, one that requires a strong commitment from everyone across the board. BHTCL showed a great deal of ingenuity and willingness to attain its francization objectives,” explained Robert Vézina, president and CEO of the Office québécois de la langue française.

This francization certification and Tuesday’s celebration reflect the commitment of BHTCL and its employees to maintain achievements and continuously improve the situation and the quality of French at work.


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