Goldcorp Inc. captures top honour at CPA Canada's Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Goldcorp Inc. emerged as a new titan at the Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting, presented annually by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

In presenting the awards each year, CPA Canada recognizes the important role high quality reporting plays within the Canadian economy and in the stability of the country's financial system. The information contained in corporate reports can drive key investment and business decisions.

Goldcorp was recognized three times, including winning the 2015 Overall Award of Excellence in Corporate Reporting – the program's most prestigious honour. This accomplishment is particularly notable since the top award had shifted between two powerhouses, TELUS and PotashCorp, for more than ten years. 

"Adding Goldcorp to the list of top corporate reporters in Canada demonstrates what can be achieved with a commitment to excellence," said Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "Goldcorp performed well in all judging categories but was particularly strong with its sustainability reporting. The company integrated relevant aspects of environmental, economic, social and governance information with its financial reporting resulting in a thorough picture of how it creates long-term value."

It is not surprising then that Goldcorp received the Award of Excellence in Sustainability Reporting. The company also was the industry winner in the Mining category.

"At Goldcorp, we believe that strong and transparent social, environmental and economic performance and disclosures are fundamental to sustainable business practices," said Brent Bergeron, the company's executive vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability. "To see this work recognized amongst such a prestigious group of companies is truly gratifying."

In total, 21 awards were presented to winners from both the corporate and public sectors tonight at a gala event in Toronto, Ontario.

Three other companies received multiple honours. Agrium won Awards of Excellence in Financial Reporting and Electronic Disclosure. TELUS was recognized for excellence in Corporate Governance and was the industry winner in Communications and Media. Bombardier Inc. was the industry winner in Industrial Products and Services and received an Honourable Mention in Sustainability Reporting.

CPA Canada's ultimate objective with the awards program is to raise the bar when it comes to corporate reporting practices in Canada. Each program participant receives a confidential assessment of its reporting materials to help the organization improve year over year.

"Congratulations to Goldcorp and all those who entered this year's competition," said Dancey. "Not only does participating show a commitment to continuous improvement but it also supports the notion that excellence feeds excellence."

During the gala, CPA Canada also thanked the sponsors of the awards program for their important support of reporting excellence:  

  • Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange
  • PwC
  • Listed
  • CNW Group
  • Hay Group



The awards are the most prestigious and coveted national honours for corporate reporting in the country. The program has recognized the nation's best reporting practices for 64 years and honours Canadian listed companies and Crown organizations. 

Publicly listed companies vie for awards within their industry sector as well as in the four judging areas: Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance Disclosure, Electronic Disclosure and Sustainability Reporting. Federal and provincial Crown corporations are assessed on financial reporting practices.

To learn more about how Canada's top reporters are presenting their corporate story, visit where the 2015 Judges' Book is available along with additional information about the program.


Award of Excellence in Corporate Reporting – Overall

Goldcorp Inc.


Awards of Excellence in Financial Reporting – Crown organizations

Federal (Large)                                 

Export Development Canada

Federal (Small)                                 

Defence Construction Canada




Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting – Industry sectors

Clean Technology

Capstone Infrastructure Corporation

Communications and Media


Consumer Products and Services

Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd.

Financial Services

BMO Financial Group

Industrial Products and Services

Bombardier Inc.


Goldcorp Inc.

Oil and Gas/Forestry Products

Suncor Energy

Real Estate

Boardwalk REIT

Utilities and Pipelines

Enbridge Inc.


Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting: Judging categories

Financial Reporting


Honourable Mention


Sustainability Reporting

Goldcorp Inc.

Honourable Mention

Bombardier Inc.

Electronic Disclosure


Honourable Mention

Eldorado Gold Corporation

Corporate Governance


Honourable Mention

Cameco Corporation


About CPA Canada   
The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada's accounting profession across the country. The profession's national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, both at home and abroad. The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. CPA Canada also issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs.


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For further information: Tobin Lambie, Principal, Media, CPA Canada, T: 416-204-3228, C: 647-302-3761,; Diana Sorace, Manager, Media Relations, CPA Canada, T: 604-694-6700, C: 604-551-4487,


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