TransCanada ranks #35 in annual corporate citizenship survey
There is a growing desire among employees worldwide to work for a socially responsible corporation. People want to work for the good guys and they want the work they do to be meaningful. Corporate Social Responsibility is quickly becoming a leading factor in employee attraction and retention. Aligning company operations with the values and concerns of employees and communities is quickly becoming one of the best ways to develop a well respected brand and employee engagement.
In addition to demand from employees for their employer to behave responsibly, a growing number of organizations are challenging companies to do the right thing. Corporate Knights Magazine, the magazine for “clean capitalism”, is shining its light on Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens.
“Our objective with the Best 50 Corporate Citizens project is to recognize Canada’s top sustainability performers and recognize sector best practices,” says Doug Morrow, managing director, Corporate Knights. “We want to show companies that it’s in their own financial interest to manage their sustainability file.”
Corporate Knights, an independent Canadian media and investment research company, rates companies on a suite of 12 quantitative indicators including how much water and energy they use and how much greenhouse gas emissions and waste they produce relative to the revenue they generate. Other indicators include the proportion of taxes paid relative to earnings, workplace health & safety measures, employee retention rates and more.
Making the list at #35 this year is TransCanada Corporation. This year marks the 7th year that TransCanada has appeared on the list since it began in 2002, and the company climbed from #44 last year.
“We understand the value of Corporate Social Responsibility and are committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner,” says Marie Rajic, TransCanada’s manager of corporate social responsibility. “Participating in annual surveys like this one allows us to deepen our understanding of our performance as a corporate citizen. It gives us an opportunity to assess areas of strength and areas for improvement.”
While it’s obvious that a list won’t change the world, Corporate Knights and organizations like it are part of a growing movement challenging companies to include people and the planet in their bottom line.
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