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Co-operators Insurance

We began our sustainability journey with the launch of our Sustainability Policy and our first Sustainability Strategy in 2008. At The Co-operators sustainability is defined as:
"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” – The Bruntland Commission, 1987.
Sustainability at The Co-operators considers environmental, social and economic sustainability; ensuring we are building resiliency in all three areas for the long term. Our approach considers the ‘way we do things’ from our claims handling and product offerings to our community investment and our people practices.
In the beginning, with our Phase I Sustainability Strategy from 2008 – 2010, the focus was on getting our house in order; walking the talk by embedding sustainable practices into our business operations and decision-making processes, setting clear goals, establishing governance practices, engaging stakeholders and putting in place plans of action and measurement to achieve those goals.
Now that our goals are firmly established and we’ve made internal progress, we’ve shifted our focus outward for our Phase 2 Sustainability Strategy from 2011 – 2014, to being a catalyst for a sustainable society. As a catalyst we are striving to create resilient communities for Canadians. Our shift from planning to action has happened as a result of the engagement and efforts of our employees, our executives, our Board and our key stakeholders.

We encourage you to explore our website to discover the ways we are putting our values into action.
We are honoured to be recognized for our sustainability efforts:
In 2013 The Co-operators ranked on Maclean’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada, the first time co-operatives and credit unions have been considered for the ranking.
Since 2010, The Co-operators has ranked among the top three on Corporate Knight’s 50 Best Corporate Citizens listing and in 2013 we were named as the #1 Most Sustainable Co-operative in the World on Corporate Knight’s inaugural ranking of global co-operatives.
We have been named to The Green 30 list of Canada’s greenest employers annually since 2010.
We were honoured to receive the “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” at the 2012 Canadian Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference.