On February 25, 2020, Montreal, Quebec-based Cogeco Inc. announced the publication of its fifth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The report indicates an increase in the company’s electronics recycling rates and a decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, among other achievements.

This report, issued once every two years, is produced according to the international Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. It communicates the communication and media company’s initiatives, targets and commitments, as well as the most material issues linked to our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Highlight of the Cogeco CSR report include the following:

  • A continued focus on reducing GHG emissions by deploying energy efficiency projects across facilities and vehicle fleet;
  • In 2019, a diversion of 163,095 kilos of electronic waste from landfills, which underlines the commitment to prioritizing electronic waste management;
  • Through social outreach in 2019, the company provided support to over 700 non-profit community organizations with over $13 million in cash, in-kind donations and sponsorships, including air-time for fundraising needs; and,
  • A review of CSR policy and CSR commitments from a CSR governance perspective to ensure proper alignment to our core values and our enterprise strategic priorities.

“Corporate Social Responsibility is fundamentally part of our history and DNA at Cogeco. We are proud of the progress we have made over the last two years, for which we were not only recognized by our peers, but we also received several awards, including being named by Corporate Knights as among the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations,” said Philippe Jetté, president and chief executive officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. “At Cogeco, we are committed to leading by example and integrating high ESG standards in our daily business decisions, and always considering what is best for all our stakeholders, including our communities and society in general.”

Cogeco Inc. is a diversified holding corporation which operates in the communications and media sectors. Its Cogeco Communications Inc. subsidiary provides residential and business customers with Internet, video and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre networks, operating in Québec and Ontario, Canada, under the Cogeco Connexion name,  and in the United States under the Atlantic Broadband brand.

To read the complete Cogeco CSR 2018-2019 Report, click here.


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