MONTREAL, Quebec ALCAN INC. has been named Canada's number one corporate citizen by CORPORATE KNIGHTS magazine, which examined 100 TSX-listed companies. In the materials sector, Alcan was also judged first over 21 other companies.
Corporate Knights ranked the 100 companies on their community relations, international practices, product safety, business practices, corporate governance, employee relations, and diversity. "Alcan is a good example of how a firm can forge sustainability with profitability. In a world that requires business to step up to the plate on their broader responsibilities, Alcan has set an evolving standard that other companies should shoot for," declared Toby Heaps, publisher the magazine.
"We're extremely pleased to be receiving this recognition," said Travis Engen, president and CEO of Alcan Inc. "Our governing objective of maximizing value is being recognized by many businesses and international agencies. Alcan's 53,000 employees are executing our business plan and strive, through continuous improvement, to be the best."
For CMJ readers who are not familiar with Corporate Knights ("For those hungry to make business responsible"), you can go to www.corporateknights.ca. The full report covering Canada's 50 best corporate citizens can be read there. Several other mineral producers made the list.