MONTREAL, June 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Once again, TC Transcontinental
(TSX: TCL.A TCL. B TCL.PR.D) has met the challenge and been included by
the independent media company Corporate Knights in its annual ranking
of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. In a highly competitive
environment, this recognition shows that the Corporation has taken the
right approach with its ongoing commitment to sustainability and a plan
that continues to achieve and in some cases even surpass, most of its
The purpose of the ranking, now in its 12th year, is to measure the social, environmental and governance
performance of the nominees. TC Transcontinental has made the cut
regularly over the years and it is with great pride that in 2013 the
Corporation holds the 48th position in the ranking.
"For TC Transcontinental, deciding to commit to sustainability means
deciding to act in concert with our 9,500 employees and implement
positive solutions," said President and Chief Executive Officer
François Olivier. "This year, for example, on the environmental front,
the Corporation expanded the internal and external scope of its Paper
Purchasing Policy by specifying, among other things, the use of
recycled or certified papers for its publishing and printing
operations. Concretely, eco-papers (Gold and Gold Plus) now account for
67% of our paper purchases, greatly exceeding our target of 55%. Being
named one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights draws
public attention to the importance of our efforts to be responsible, as
demonstrated by our eco-paper policy and many other sustainability
initiatives in our long-term action plan."
Furthermore, in March 2013, TC Transcontinental published the fourth
edition of its Sustainability Report entitled "simplify, collaborate,
innovate." The information provided in the report, with respect to
stakeholder concerns and corporate issues, has enabled it to maintain
its Application Level B from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). To
see TC Transcontinental's most recent Sustainability Report, click here.
For details about the Corporate Knights ranking, click here.
About TC Transcontinental
Largest printer and leading provider of media and marketing activation
solutions in Canada, TC Transcontinental creates products and services
that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target
customers. The Corporation specializes in print and digital media, the
production of magazines, newspapers, books and custom content, mass and
personalized marketing, interactive and mobile applications, TV
production and door-to-door distribution.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), known by the brands
TC Transcontinental, TC Media and TC Transcontinental Printing, has
approximately 9,500 employees in Canada and the United States, and
reported revenues of C$2.1 billion in 2012. Website www.tc.tc.
SOURCE: Transcontinental inc.
For further information:
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications
Telephone: 514 954-3581
Jennifer F. McCaughey
Senior Director, Investor Relations and External Corporate Communications
Telephone: 514 954-2821