The Co-operators named one of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in
GUELPH, ON, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Co-operators is pleased to be listed
among the 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada, a prestigious
ranking based on research by global sustainability research and analysis firm,
Sustainalytics, for Maclean's. The list showcases companies in a variety of
sectors considered leaders in "giving back to their communities, creating
healthy and dynamic workplaces, minimizing their impact on the environment and
showing a commitment to the principles of good governance."
The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and commitment to
sustainability. The profile published with the ranking highlighted two of the
organization's recent initiatives. One was its partnership with Bullfrog
Power, through which it has chosen green power for a number of its offices
across the country, to help achieve its carbon emissions reduction target. The
other initiative cited was its ongoing efforts to strengthen the resilience of
Canadian communities by better protecting homeowners against flooding. Canada
is the only G8 country without overland flood insurance available to
homeowners, and The Co-operators is bringing together a broad range of
stakeholders to work toward a solution.
"It is critical to who we are as a sustainable co-operative insurer that we
contribute in a meaningful way to the health, prosperity and well-being of
Canadian communities," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The
Co-operators. "Ultimately, we seek to embed sustainability into our
operations, so that staff and advisors across the country naturally consider
the economic, social and environmental impacts of our choices with every
decision we make."
In 2007, The Co-operators formally embarked upon its "sustainability journey."
Guided by its Sustainability Strategy, the organization has taken a wide range
of measures to improve its sustainability performance as a co-operative, an
employer and an insurer. Its achievements, made possible by the support and
efforts of its employees, have earned The Co-operators a number of accolades
and awards from various organizations.
Detailed information on the performance of The Co-operators group of companies
is publicly available in its annual Sustainability Report, available at
www.cooperators.ca. The complete list and profiles of the Top 50 Socially
Responsible Corporations in Canada are published in the June 16 edition of
Maclean's and the July issue of L'actualité, both available on newsstands now.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than
$36 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 well known for its community
involvement and its commitment to sustainability. 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 www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE The Co-operators
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937
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