A RONA Executive Recognized as a Leader in Sustainability

A RONA Executive Recognized as a Leader in Sustainability 
Green Living's 2012 Excellence in Corporate Responsibility (ECR)
BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- RONA inc.
(TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest Canadian distributor and
retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, would like
to underline the recognition given to Normand Dumont, Vice President,
Sustainable Development at Green Living's 2012 Excellence in
Corporate Responsibility (ECR) Awards ceremony on November 7. Mr.
Dumont won an individual award in the Retail, Packaged Goods,
Consumer Brands category. 
Normand Dumont's leadership in sustainable development has led to the
implementation of a responsible procurement plan and a communications
program to raise consumer awareness about eco products. The
Corporation now offers the RONA ECO line of products which is
evaluated on life-cycle methodology developed by CIRAIG
(Interuniversity Research Centre for the Life Cycle of Products,
Processes and Services). The program is having a positive and lasting
impact on both suppliers and consumers, helping them to change their
behaviours and move toward more responsible habits. 
Normand Dumont was appointed in August 2012 as Vice President,
Sustainable Development, an area in which RONA is increasingly
recognized as a leader. In this role, he is responsible for
developing a strategic plan in sustainable development and to assure
its implementation. 
The Excellence in Corporate Responsibility (ECR) Awards were
developed to honour and celebrate corporate Canadians for outstanding
work and dedication towards creating sustainable and ethical
practices within the business framework. It recognizes professionals
from small, medium and large corporations in various industries. 
Sustainability at RONA 
RONA has made a commitment to minimize the environmental impact of
its operations and to promote responsible consumption. The
implementation of the life cycle approach and a responsible
procurement policy, the promotion in stores of RONA ECO and other
eco-responsible products, and a paint recycling program are just a
few tangible examples of measures that aim to ensure the continued
health of our environment and of the communities where we operate.
For more information on sustainable development at RONA, visit the
Our Footprint section of rona.ca/corporate. 
About RONA 
RONA (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A) is the largest Canadian distributor and
retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The
Corporation operates a network of more than 800 corporate, franchise
and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats under several
banners. With more than 30,000 employees working under its family of
banners in every region of Canada, the RONA store network generates
consolidated sales of more than $6 billion. For more information,
visit rona.ca.
Valerie Lamarre
Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs
514-599-5900, ext. 5271
Financial Community
Stephane Milot
Senior Director, Investor Relations
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