TC Transcontinental Releases Social Responsibility Plan
Due to the increased demand for Montreal-based TC Transcontinental has released its 2019-2021 corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan titled “Acting Together,” along with its 2016-2018 CSR report, which presents the results achieved in the course of the previous three-year CSR plan, “Driving Sustainable Results.”
Having been recognized as the eighth-best corporate citizen in Canada in 2019 by the renowned Corporate Knights ranking, TC Transcontinental now puts down yet another marker in its sustainability journey by committing to a new set of specific and quantifiable targets.
“With Acting Together being released, we are now one step closer to reaching our CSR goals as a corporation,” said François Olivier, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental. “We seek to have a meaningful impact on the development and wellness of our employees, limit the environmental effect of our operations, develop sustainable products from sourcing to end-of-life, and contribute to the communities in which we operate.”
The 2019-2021 CSR plan makes TC Transcontinental the first Canadian-based manufacturer to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Some of the successes and highlights of the Corporation’s 2016-2018 CSR Report include reducing its environmental impact through achieving its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, accelerating its growth in flexible packaging, with the packaging sector now accounting for more than 50 percent of the corporation’s consolidated revenues, and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace for its employees.
Olivier adds: “TC Transcontinental is in a unique position to lead the way for a circular economy for plastics, so that plastic never becomes waste. As a leader in flexible packaging in North America, and as Canada’s largest printer, we are building on our expertise, knowledge and experience in having successfully contributed to the creation of a circular economy for paper in Canada. We are now poised to make significant strides in repeating the same process with plastic resin.” FP