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  Canada  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  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/05/c7680.html  CO: The Co-operators ST: Ontario NI: INS ENT  
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