Cogeco Communications

Corporate Social Responsibility


Awards and recognition

Cogeco’s advancements on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) fronts have been recognized by multiple organizations. Here are some examples over the past three years.



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Cogeco Communications was ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. This marks the second consecutive year as part of this ranking. The company moved up to the 68th spot, which is a badge of honor for sustainability excellence.


For the fourth consecutive year, Cogeco Communications has been ranked on Corporate Knights' 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada list reaching a new high ranking of 22 in 2021, placing it among Canadian companies that are setting the standard for sustainability leadership.

In 2020, Cogeco was ranked by Corporate Knights as one of the 200 cleanest companies in the world with a rank of 88.


Cogeco achieved a score of A- for our
2020 CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) climate change submission. The score puts Cogeco in the leadership band for implementing current best practices in measuring, understanding and addressing corporate climate impacts. 


In 2021, Cogeco received approval for its new emission reduction targets from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) as being consistent with levels required to meet the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. This makes Cogeco the first telecommunications company in Canada with SBTi-approved targets.


Cogeco Communications is proud to have received in 2020 the Caring Company Certification from Imagine Canada, which recognizes outstanding leadership in community investment and social responsibility in Canada.


Cogeco is part of Forbes' prestigious Canada's Best Employers for 2020. This nomination highlights Canadian companies that are the most likely to be recommended by their employees, and are the best perceived employers in their respective industries.


Louis Audet, Executive Chair of the Boards of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. was named a 2018 Global Citizens Laureate by the United Nations Association in Canada. This recognition acknowledges Mr. Audet’s dedication to continuously giving back through his active involvement with charitable, educational and community organizations, and through his leadership.


Cogeco Communications continues to be part of the Jantzi Social Index by Sustainalytics, consisting of 50 Canadian companies that passed a set of broadly based environmental, social and governance rating criteria.


Cogeco Communications received the ISS Quality-Score environmental badge, which recognizes our environmental disclosure practices.


Cogeco Connexion was named to the 2018 and 2019 Waste Diversion Champions list by REfficient – Excellence level for having diverted over 100,000 pounds (45,360 kg) of waste.


Cogeco Connexion was ranked in 2019, for a second consecutive year, among Montréal’s Top 45 Employers by Mediacorp Canada. This ranking showcases employers in the Greater Montréal area who have distinguished themselves through the excellence of their human resources practices and the quality of their work environment.