To keep employees informed, we conduct quarterly Town Hall meetings, in which the President and CEO and other senior executives communicate directly with employees. These meetings provide an opportunity for any employee to submit questions to be addressed directly by the senior executives at the meeting. These Town Hall meetings are live, and all our offices and operations are linked via webcast and telephone during the meeting. The Town Hall meeting is provided in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish. French versions of the materials presented are also made available. Feedback from these meetings is further discussed in management and leadership meetings, and senior management ensures that direct responses are communicated, where appropriate. Employee questions that are not addressed in the meeting are responded to via the employee intranet. In 2017, there were four Town Hall meetings. Discussion topics included our corporate strategy, the launch of our new values, key operating milestones, financial and operating results, and new initiatives implemented since the previous meeting. A full audio replay, video clips and written transcripts are available to employees who missed a meeting.
We maintain an employee intranet called Conveyor, which is available to employees at each of our sites and remotely. This is a vehicle for keeping employees up to date on global and site-specific news and events via written articles and/or videos. For employees who are unable to connect to the intranet, mine operations and offices maintain a mix of notice boards, digital displays and/or kiosks where employees can access our intranet. Sites also host daily huddles and regular information sessions to discuss key issues and events. In addition, our Vancouver office and each of our Canadian operations issues their own publications, which provide a variety of local news.