Sustainability

Our sustainability policy

As an insurer, employer, investor, community partner, and a co-operative, The Co-operators believes that we can and must lead the way in ensuring a sustainable future. To us, sustainability is about balancing economic, social and environmental priorities as a responsible corporate citizen.

We are committed to developing our business in a way that builds on our financial strength and seeks both to minimize any negative effects that our activities could have on the environment and society at large and, further, to perform a restorative function through innovation in business practices, product development, public engagement, and partnerships with our stakeholders.

We commit ourselves to the ongoing pursuit of alignment with these four sustainability principles:

  1. In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing concentrations of substances extracted from the earth’s crust.
  2. In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing concentrations of substances produced by society.
  3. In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing degradation by physical means.
  4. In a sustainable society, people are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs.

Step by step, The Co-operators will strive to align our business operations, products and services, and stakeholder relationships with these fundamental sustainability principles in ways that advance our long-term financial objectives.

For more about our sustainability policy and how we've implemented it, download our most recent sustainability report.