The Co-operators ranked #3 on Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list

The Co-operators ranked #3 on Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list 
GUELPH, ON, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operators has earned another accolade 
for its commitment to social responsibility, as it has been included on the 
list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada for the fourth consecutive 
year. The Co-operators is ranked #3 on the annual list compiled by Corporate 
Knights, an organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible and 
sustainable business practices. 
"Four of the top ten organizations on the list are co-operatives, which 
reflects the commitment of co-ops to contributing to the well-being of their 
communities," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators. 
"We're proud of the efforts our employees are making across the country to 
help The Co-operators live up to our vision of being a 'catalyst for a 
sustainable society.' At every level of the organization, people are engaged 
in our sustainability journey, and it is because of their combined efforts 
that we receive this sort of recognition." 
Corporate Knights' annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list ranks 
companies based on environmental, social, and governance indicators. To 
compile the ranking, the organization assesses companies' carbon, water, 
waste, and energy use; renewable energy investments; board diversity; pension 
fund equality; and whether executive compensation is tied to sustainability 
performance targets. 
The Co-operators is very active in supporting research and advocating for 
better protections for Canadians and their property, particularly against the 
effects of climate change. It partners with non-governmental organizations and 
others to deliver a number of safety- and resilience-focused programs across 
the country. It is working to operate more sustainably by reducing its impact 
on the environment and introducing sustainability-focused products and 
services. As a co-operative, The Co-operators is owned and governed on a 
democratic basis by its members. 
The organization is well known across the country for its community 
involvement. Through a number of programs, it provides financial support to 
emerging co-operatives and local organizations working to build more 
equitable, vibrant and sustainable communities. It has qualified as an Imagine 
Canada Caring Company for 16 years, and in 2012 contributed more than $6.4 
million, or 4.6 per cent of pre-tax profit, to community investment. 
For more information about the sustainability strategy and performance of The 
Co-operators, please see its annual sustainability report at To view the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list, 
please visit 
About The Co-operators: 
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than 
$34 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it 
offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well 
as investment products. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers 
in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in 
Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by 
Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more information, visit 
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937 
SOURCE: The Co-operators 
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