MONTREAL, September 24, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Today, 480 Cogeco employees are once again putting down roots in their communities as the company hosts its second 1Cogeco Community Involvement Day to plant trees and clean paths and shorelines. This annual company-wide initiative by across ontario, Quebec and several states in The United States includes hundreds of Cogeco employees and supports 23 non-profit organizations in various local communities that Cogeco serves.
In addition to actively participating in the development of its communities and taking concrete actions for the environment, this day allows us to support the actions of various non-profit organizations, including Conservation Halton, trees for To sip, Soverdi, the Trois-Rivieres Sustainable Foundation, New London Treesand A tree planted. These organizations work to protect, restore, and manage natural resources in our communities.
“This day is a testament to our commitment to building a sustainable future, investing in local environmental initiatives to support our communities and promoting climate action. I was proud to join my colleagues on a day when our staff arrived Canada and The United States mobilize at the same time for a common cause,” said Philippe Jetté, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco. “At Cogeco, we are taking real, concrete steps to address the challenges of climate change and have become the first Canadian telecom company to set an ambitious emissions reduction target for its operations that is consistent with the path to limiting global warming to 1.5°C is.”
Here are some highlights from this year’s initiative:
480 participants from across the organization;
in the 22 communities;
Plant 976 Trees or seeds (which approx 60 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years);
To support 23 non-profit organizations;
in the two Countries, two provinces and eight American States.
A firm commitment to combating the effects of climate change
Determined to lead the way to decarbonization in the telecommunications sector, Cogeco presented its first one last year climate protection plan, which outlines the company’s key climate actions. These actions include Cogeco’s signing of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge and participation in the Big Steps: Accelerating Montreal’s Climate Transition campaign led by the Montreal Climate Partnership.
Cogeco’s philanthropic leadership was once again recognized
Social engagement is part of Cogeco’s DNA, as evidenced by its strong philanthropic involvement with over 700 local organizations and its determination to develop its communities. In this regard, Cogeco is proud to announce that it has just received Imagine Canada’s Caring Company certification for the third consecutive year, recognizing the company’s excellence and leadership in community investment and corporate social responsibility.
To learn more about our 1Cogeco Community Involvement Day and visit our other initiatives our website.
ABOUT COGECO INC.
Rooted in the communities it serves, Cogeco Inc. (TSX: CGO) is a growing competitive force in the North American telecommunications and media sector with a 65-year history. Through its Cogeco Connexion and Breezeline (formerly Atlantic Broadband) businesses, Cogeco provides internet, video and phone services to 1.6 million residential and business customers in Germany Quebec and ontario in Canada and in twelve states in The United States. Through Cogeco Media, it owns and operates 21 radio stations primarily in the province of Quebec and a news agency. To learn more about Cogeco’s growth strategy and commitment to supporting its communities, driving inclusive growth and fighting climate change, please visit us online at corpo.cogeco.com.
SOURCE Cogeco Inc.
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