Cogeco Communications

Community Involvement


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.



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 Communications was ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. The Company holds the 88th spot in this ranking, which is a badge of honor for sustainability excellence.



In 2019, for a second consecutive year, Cogeco Communications was named to the list of Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The Company holds the 33rd spot in this highly regarded ranking, placing it among Canadian companies that are setting the standard for sustainability leadership.

Cogeco is ranked by Corporate Knights as one of the 200 cleanest companies in the world. The company holds the 155th spot.



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 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.


Ken Smithard, President of Cogeco Connexion in fiscal 2018 and 2019, was named to Canada's Clean50 for 2020, as the leader in the Technology, Telecom & Media category, and also to Canada's Clean16 award by Delta Management. The 2020 Clean16 is a group of women and men who have made a measurable difference in advancing sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.


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.