ATCO Heart & Mind


Excellence . . . the Heart and Mind of ATCO

“Going far beyond the call of duty. Doing more than others expect. This is what excellence is all about. It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, looking after the smallest detail and going the extra mile. Excellence means caring. It means making a special effort to do more.”

R.D. Southern – Founder, ATCO

The ATCO Heart and Mind is our “ethos” – it is the spirit of who and what we are. Excellence is putting into action our Heart and Mind. Our pursuit of excellence governs the way we act and make everyday decisions at all levels and is shaped by our values:

  • Integrity ‐ we are honest and ethical and treat others with fairness, dignity and respect.

  • Transparency ‐ we are clear about our intentions and communicate openly.

  • Entrepreneurship ‐ we are creative, innovative and take a measured approach to opportunities, balanced with a long-term perspective.

  • Accountability – we make good decisions, take personal ownership of tasks, are responsible for our actions and deliver on our commitments.

  • Collaboration – we work together, share ideas and recognize the contribution of others.

  • Perseverance – we persevere in the face of adversity with courage, a positive attitude and a fierce determination to succeed.

  • Caring ‐ we care about our customers, our employees and their families, our communities and the environment.


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