MONTRÉAL, April 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Videotron is pleased to make its first appearance on the Canada's Greenest Employers list. The 2019 winners were announced today by Mediacorp Canada. Every year, the distinction is awarded to some 70 businesses that have made green initiatives and environmental awareness part of their corporate culture.
The designation recognizes, among other things, Videotron's efforts to preserve natural resources, support the fight against climate change and manage waste responsibly. With the help of its employees, who are the cornerstone of its environmental strategy, Videotron is actively committed to corporate social responsibility.
"At Videotron, we are proud of how our employees have supported our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our operations," says Jean-François Pruneau, President and CEO of Videotron. "Whether by designing more environmentally friendly packaging, electrifying our fleet to reduce CO2 emissions, telling our customers about recycling of end-of-life electronic devices or banning plastic water bottles from our offices, we are working together to rethink our practices."
Videotron also relies on the efforts of its brigade of more than 70 committed "green ambassadors" who encourage environmental responsibility in all sections of our organization on a daily basis. The fruits of their efforts include:
- Creation and maintenance of urban gardens by employees at three different locations
- Information stands about banning water bottles and electronic waste collection
- Online billing promotion coupled with support for a worthy cause, which raised $101,270 for the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation
- Tree plantings, environmental fairs, environmental talks, electric car test drives
These are only a few of the green initiatives carried out by and for Videotron employees in the workplace.
For more information about Canada's Greenest Employers of 2019, visit www.canadastop100.com/green.
Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, digital cable television, and other services. As of December 31, 2018, Videotron was serving 1,597,300 cable television customers. The Club illico over-the-top video service had 420,900 members. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,704,500 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2018. As of the same date, Videotron had 1,153,800 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,113,900 Québec households and organizations. For the fourteenth consecutive year, Videotron ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.
For further information: Media contact: Marie-Pierre Grenier, Corporate Communications Director, Telephone: 514 759-2556