CIBC's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement now available

 CIBC's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability  Statement now available  TORONTO, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX:CM) (NYSE:CM) announced today that  its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement,  summarizing its commitment to stakeholders and highlighting the activities it  is undertaking to enhance its economic, environmental, social and governance  impacts is now available online at  "For CIBC, corporate responsibility is integral to the way we think about and  manage our business," said Sharon Mathers, Senior Vice-President,  Communications and Public Affairs. "We recognize that the long-term success  and viability of CIBC is closely linked to the confidence and trust our  clients and stakeholders have in our organization."  "We invested more than $41 million this past year to support many charitable  organizations across Canada. In addition to this, as title sponsor of the  Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, Team CIBC helped  raise $27 million through the 2013 event. Furthermore our employees and the  bank gave a record $11.1 million to the 2012 United Way campaign, and raised a  record $4.5 million for the 2012 CIBC Miracle Day in support of children's  charities. Through their personal commitments of time and money, our employees  have helped CIBC make a real difference in our communities," said Ms. Mathers.  CIBC demonstrates environmental responsibility with ongoing initiatives to  minimize its impact on the environment, to promote environmental stewardship  practices and to support strategically aligned environmental organizations.  And, CIBC's corporate values of Trust, Teamwork and Accountability guides  CIBC's commitment to good governance - doing the right thing and acting with  integrity.  CIBC's benchmarks for measuring progress are the international indices that  assess corporate responsibility efforts. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index,  FTSE4Good and Jantzi Social Index are three such indices. CIBC is proud to be  longstanding constituents of each.  CIBC continues to report on its corporate responsibility performance through  an economic, environmental, social and governance (EESG) framework. Our focus  at CIBC continues to be providing accessible and affordable banking to  Canadians, advancing the goals of small business, creating an environment  where all employees can excel, making a real difference in our communities,  and protecting our environment.  CIBC is proud to be recognized as:            --  The strongest bank in Canada and North America and the             third-strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg Markets             magazine;         --  One of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.;         --  One of Canada's Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work®             Institute; and         --  One of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate             Knights.  Printed copies of the report can be obtained upon request by email at  About CIBC  CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million  personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes  that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make  a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the  volunteer spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and  Community, and employee commitment to causes, including the Canadian Breast  Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and  United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of  communities across the country. In 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41  million to 1,870 charitable and non-profit initiatives in over 430  communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in  our Media Centre on our corporate website at    SOURCE  CIBC  Erica Belling, Communications & Public Affairs (416) 594-7251  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  CO: CIBC - Investor Relations ST: Ontario NI: FIN  
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