MONTREAL, June 13, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental (TSX : TCL.A
TCL.B TCL.PR.D) is pleased to announce that for the fifth consecutive
year it has been ranked by the independent Canadian media corporation
Corporate Knights as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in 2011.
Corporations are selected based on their community involvement, labour
relations, environmental practices, occupational health & safety and
governance practices. This year Transcontinental ranked 24th in this listing of Canadian enterprises that are doing their best to
fulfill their end of the social contract.
"Over the years, Transcontinental has voluntarily made important efforts
to promote sustainability out of respect for its employees, customers
and shareholders, the three pillars of the corporation, and for the
communities in which it operates," said François Olivier, President and
CEO of Transcontinental. "This tribute by Corporate Knights is a
gratifying mark of public recognition for the choices we are making and
it encourages us to continue with our strategies and procedures to
integrate sustainable development."
A few days ago, Transcontinental also announced that it had earned, for
the third year in a row, a position in the Maclean's/Jantzi Sustainalytics ranking of the 50 most socially responsible
corporations in Canada, based on a broad range of environmental, social
and governance (ESG) criteria. In addition, since 2004 Transcontinental
has also been listed on the Jantzi Social Index® (JSI), a market capitalization-weighted common stock index of socially
responsible companies, modeled on the S&P/TSX 60.The JSI consists of 60
Canadian companies that satisfy a set of broadly based environmental,
social and governance rating criteria.
Furthermore, Transcontinental has published its Sustainability Report
every year since 2009, based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The 2010 report, which meets the GRI Application Level B standard, is
available at: http://www.transcontinental-ecodev.com.
Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow
businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The
Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and Mexico, and
fourth-largest in North America. It is also one of Canada's top media
groups as the leading publisher of consumer magazines and
French-language educational resources, and of community newspapers in
Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Thanks to a wide digital network of
more than 300 websites, the company reaches over 10 million unique
visitors per month in Canada. Transcontinental also offers interactive
marketing products and services that use new communication platforms
supported by marketing strategy and planning services, database
analytics, premedia, e-flyers, email marketing, custom communications
and mobile solutions.
Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D) has 10,500 employees in
Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.1
billion in 2010. For more information about the Corporation, please
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