GUELPH, ON, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operators has once again been
recognized for its commitment to protecting the environment as several
of its member companies were listed among Canada's Green 30 by Aon
Hewitt for the fourth consecutive year. The list, which is based on
Canadian employees' impressions of their employers' environmental
performance, was published in the May 20 issue of Maclean's magazine,
on newsstands today.
This year, Co-operators Life Insurance Company of Regina, The Sovereign
General Insurance Company, based in Calgary, and The Co-operators,
including The Co-operators Group Limited, Co-operators General
Insurance Company, and Montreal-based Addenda Capital, took three of
the 30 spots.
"People want to work for companies that act responsibly, and they really
get behind initiatives and policies that align with their personal
values," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators.
"Across the country and throughout our group of companies, our
employees' support for the organization's efforts to advance
environmental and social sustainability has been incredible."
As a co-operative insurer, The Co-operators strives to be a good citizen
and a catalyst for sustainability. This involves balancing economic,
environmental, and social priorities in order to conduct business in a
way that minimizes negative impact and strengthens communities. . For
example, The Co-operators is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
generated through their operations by 50 per cent by 2014 and
collaborating with organizations such as Ceres to support the
development of more resilient cities. . Detailed information on the
organization's performance is available in its sustainability report,
which was released today on www.cooperators.ca.
Aon Hewitt is a global consulting company that compiles the Best Small
and Medium Employers, and Best Employers in Canada lists. Companies on
those lists are automatically considered for the Green 30, as green
initiatives go hand in hand with attracting, and retaining employees.
The Green 30 is compiled based on staff perceptions of environmental
initiatives, and their employers' efforts to consider long-term social,
environmental, and economic factors when making decisions.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with
more than $35 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 and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.
For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE: The Co-operators
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