Co-operators Group Ltd., The
Employees at The Co-operators Group participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympians

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Co-operators Group Ltd., The was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • The Co-operators Group recently contributed to the United Nations Environment Programme's "Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System", which led to recommendations for systemic changes in order to transition to a more sustainable economy
  • Along with developing aggressive recycling programs, The Co-operators Group provides employees with 2 paid volunteer days off each year, with many employees opting to support local environmental causes -- the company also works directly with Habitat for Humanity to salvage usable materials from commercial and residential property claims for donation to their ReStore locations -- over 35,000kg were diverted from landfill through this program last year
Employees at The Co-operators Group volunteering to help plant a pollinator forest

Highlights

Industry Insurance
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, Guelph ON, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Moncton NB, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,481
Employee green team Sustainability Steering Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, Sustainability and Citizenship
Green highlights Habitat for Humanity (reusable material from residential and commercial insurance claims donated to "ReStore" locations)
Extended recycling batteries, printer and toner cartridges, light bulbs, cellphones, organics at major locations (waste diversion rate of 75% at largest locations)
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment (partnership to address flood issues), founding member of Corporate Knights Council for Clean Capitalism, Smart Prosperity (coalition to guide the transition to a low-carbon economy), United Nations Environment Programme (contributor to ongoing discussions about the transition to a sustainable economy), Smart Commute, signed the Montreal Carbon Pledge in 2014 (includes a public disclosure of its carbon footprint), employees receive 2 paid volunteer days each year (with many employees opting to support local environmental initiatives)
Other location LEED Platinum
Building footprint includes green roof, apple orchard at the CUMIS subsidiary's head office in Burlington (annual harvest is picked by volunteers and donated to community organizations), other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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