The Co-operators named one of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada

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 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

SOURCE  The Co-operators 
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937 
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