OTTAWA, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint has been ranked sixth among Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.
"After years of hard work it is very rewarding to be recognized by Corporate Knights for our environmental leadership, innovation and diversity," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Corporate Knights is a Toronto-based media and research company that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Its annual corporate citizenship recognition program is a respected benchmark for corporate sustainability leadership in Canada.
"We take great pride in being an organization that balances a public mandate with commercial objectives; delivering excellence to customers while taking great care in managing the environmental and social impacts of running a successful business," said Ms. Hanington.
Highlights of the Mint's outstanding performance include reducing water use and CO2 emissions as a result of focused efforts, process improvements and investing in innovation. The Mint is also recognized for its diversity, specifically the number of women serving on the board of directors and in senior leadership roles. As a federal agency mandated by the government to champion diversity, and operate in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner, this distinction is an important endorsement of the successful execution of our mandate. For more information on the Mint's CSR performance, click here.
The Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking is based on 17 indicators which cover aspects that include environmental performance, innovation capacity, compensation and benefits, and safety performance. The Mint was evaluated against other Canadian corporations. In all, 232 companies were included in the study.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified corporation, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
For further information: Alison Crawford, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Royal Canadian Mint, Tel: (613) 769-4048, [email protected]; Toby A. A. Heaps, CEO, Corporate Knights Inc.. (416) 203-4674, [email protected]