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
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