Cogeco Communications

Corporate Social Responsibility


Take part in developing our employees

We are committed to taking part in the development of our employees and we do so on a daily basis. By being true to our values and our CSR pillars, we have earned a solid reputation as a good employer and a trusted community partner. Cogeco’s joint workplace health and safety committees are responsible for conducting health and safety inspections, identifying and communicating workplace hazards, safe work procedures, and all safety compliance information as required under occupational health and safety regulations. Beginning in fiscal 2019, a portion of our executives’ variable compensation is linked to the Corporation’s employee engagement and health and safety results. All teams at Cogeco are tasked with proactively contributing to engagement, motivation and ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.

Our commitments
Improve our global workforce engagement score.
Cogeco’s global employee engagement score did not improve compared to fiscal 2017 (last period when the survey was conducted). Action plans are being deployed to improve our employee engagement.
Improve participation rate in the global workforce engagement survey.
The participation rate improved by 9% compared to fiscal 2017 (last period when the survey was conducted).
Maintain a frequency of workplace-related incidents below industry averages in the jurisdictions where we operate.
From fiscal 2018 to 2019, Cogeco significantly reduced its overall frequency of workplace-related incidents. Our frequency of workplace-related incidents is below industry averages in the jurisdictions where we operate.
Ensure at least 35% of women at a managerial level and above by 2021.
At the end of fiscal 2019, 36% of positions at the managerial level and above were occupied by women.
Employee retention

Our employee retention efforts include offering comprehensive compensation packages to attract and retain high calibre employees, conducting periodic engagement surveys to identify our potential areas of improvement and offering an Employee Assistance Program that offers short-term counseling services to employees who face personal problems.

Diversity & inclusion

Through Cogeco Women's Network, partnerships with different associations, training, and cultural celebrations we strive to integrate diversity into all our actions. Cogeco has incorporated diversity into the balanced scorecard of specific business units.

% of men and women in management in fiscal 2019