Cogeco and its employees act for the environment in 22 communities in North America

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MONTREAL, September 24, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Today, 480 Cogeco employees are taking root in their communities as the company holds its second 1Cogeco Community Engagement Day to plant trees and clean paths and shorelines. This annual company-wide initiative Ontario, Quebec and several states in United States involves hundreds of Cogeco employees and supports 23 not-for-profit organizations in various local communities served by Cogeco.

In addition to actively participating in the development of its communities and taking concrete action for the environment, this day allows us to support the actions of various non-profit organizations, including Conservation Halton, Trees for Nipissing, Soverdi, the Trois-Rivières Sustainable Foundation, New London Treesand A planted tree. These organizations work to protect, restore and manage natural resources in our communities.

“Today demonstrates 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 the day our employees from Canada and United States are mobilizing at the same time for a common cause,” said Philippe Jetté, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco. company to set an ambitious emissions reduction target for its operations that is consistent with the trajectory to limit global warming to 1.5°C.”

Here are some highlights of this year’s initiative:

  • 480 participants from across the organization;
  • In 22 communities;
  • Planting 976 trees or seeds (which will capture approximately 60 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years);
  • Sustain 23 non-profit associations;
  • In of them countries, of them provinces and eight US states.

A firm commitment to deal with the impacts of climate change
Determined to pave the way for the decarbonization of the telecommunications sector, Cogeco this year presented its first Climate action plan, which describes the main actions of the company in favor of the climate. Among these measures, Cogeco signs the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” commitment and participates in the “Big Steps: Accelerating Montreal’s Climate Transition” campaign, led by the Montreal Climate Partnership.

Cogeco’s philanthropic leadership recognized once again
Social commitment is part of Cogeco’s DNA, as evidenced by its strong philanthropic involvement with more than 700 local organizations and its determination to develop its communities. In this regard, Cogeco is proud to announce that it has just received, for the third consecutive year, the Caring Company certification from Imagine Canada, which recognizes the company’s excellence and leadership in community investment. and corporate social responsibility.

To learn more about our 1Cogeco Community Engagement Day and our other initiatives, visit 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 industries with a 65-year heritage. Through its Cogeco Connexion and Breezeline (formerly Atlantic Broadband) business units, Cogeco provides Internet, video and telephone services to 1.6 million residential and business customers in Quebec and Ontario in Canada as well as in twelve states of United States. Through Cogeco Media, it owns and operates 21 radio stations mainly in the province of Quebec as well as a news agency. To learn more about Cogeco’s growth strategy and its commitment to supporting its communities, promoting inclusive growth and fighting climate change, visit us online at corpo.cogeco.com.

SOURCE Cogeco Inc.

For further information: Media contact: Youann Blouin, Cogeco Inc., Director, Media Relations and Strategic Communications, Tel. : 514 297-2853

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