MONTREAL, June 10, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - For the third year in a row,
Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B TCL.PR.D) has been included in the Maclean's/Jantzi-Sustainalytics ranking of the 50 most socially responsible
corporations in Canada. Launched jointly i
n 2007 by Maclean's magazine and the research firm Jantzi-Sustainalytics, the top 50
companies are evaluated based on a broad range of environmental, social
and governance criteria (ESG).
"Transcontinental is very proud to once again be named in Maclean's/Jantzi-Sustainalytics highly regarded ranking," said François Olivier,
President and CEO of Transcontinental. "We firmly believe in the
importance of developing sustainable policies and practices, and this
recognition will support our business plan over the short, medium and
long term. The commitment to sustainable development reflects a team
effort at Transcontinental, and I'd like to thank all of our people for
their support. It's by working together that we find solutions and
thrive as a socially responsible organization.
Michael Jantzi, President and CEO of Jantzi-Sustainalytics, emphasized
Transcontinental's ongoing commitment, noting that "as a leader in
sustainability, you recognize the importance of addressing ESG issues
as part of the company's overall business strategy."
Backed by its environmental policy introduced in 1993, 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.
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.
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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