2011 Best 50 results

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RankCompanyProvince of Head OfficeIndustryOverall ScoreEnergy productivity (fiscal year 2009)Carbon productivity (fiscal year 2009)Water productivity (fiscal year 2009)Waste productivity (fiscal year 2009)Existence of sustainable development-themed board committeeExistence of a link between sustainability criteria and a senior executive's compensationRatio of highest-paid executive remuneration to lowest-paid employeePer cent of women on Board of DirectorsPer cent of visible minority or Aboriginal on Board of Directors)Average of taxes paid in cash over statutory taxes for the last four yearsPercentage of funded defined benefit pension planEnvironment ScoreSocial ScoreGovernance ScoreESG and Transparency ScoreRelative Core Business Impact
1The Co-operators Group LimitedONInsurance85.96%34,299177,404--YesYes-18%5%100.00%68.52%13.13%22.41%21.14%85.25%90.00%
2Mountain Equipment Co-OpBCSpecialty Retail82.86%4,99072,405-260,230YesYes-67%11%49.67%-22.50%11.33%23.89%81.61%90.00%
3Domtar CorporationQCPaper & Forest Products80.39%-1,9521622,192YesYes2528%8%100.00%96.09%27.50%20.59%20.83%84.58%56.67%
4Loblaw Companies LimitedONFood & Staples Retailing79.87%-22,744--YesYes22617%0%84.85%86.02%7.50%27.82%20.83%78.08%90.00%
5BC Hydro And Power AuthorityBCIndependent Power Producers79.39%72,163-1,096,681YesNo1930%10%-85.66%30.00%17.58%12.00%79.47%78.93%
7Vancouver City Savings Credit UnionBCCommercial Banks79.23%7,186100,467136,570,302YesYes1467%11%76.55%76.01%19.16%31.72%23.89%77.33%90.00%
6Cascades Inc.QCContainers & Packaging79.15%1217,105812,791YesNo848%0%100.00%89.03%40.00%19.91%10.42%77.82%86.67%
8EnmaxABMulti-Utilities78.89%27,374171,9413,221556,224YesYes15817%0%100.00%86.78%37.76%20.06%20.83%80.65%68.93%
9Nexen Inc.ABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels77.73%809401,85650,516YesYes3708%0%100.00%107.22%27.12%20.21%20.42%76.74%83.33%
10Enbridge Inc.ABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels77.10%4972,33015,601,02610,436,466YesYes32817%0%38.70%100.08%37.13%13.30%20.83%80.51%57.80%
11IAMGOLD CorporationONMetals & Mining75.59%2474,235--YesYes980%11%100.00%-12.84%12.59%20.56%76.77%68.93%
12Canadian National Railway CompanyQCRoad & Rail75.09%-1,446--YesYes37515%0%53.53%104.40%10.00%16.16%20.77%73.05%86.67%
13Catalyst Paper CorporationBCPaper & Forest Products75.04%271,180105,497YesYes360%10%-64.94%27.50%13.52%20.50%74.76%76.67%
14Hydro One Inc.ONMulti-Utilities74.19%----YesYes4527%9%76.22%91.48%0.00%18.49%21.82%72.18%85.60%
15Encana CorporationABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels74.18%3382,066--YesYes49227%0%100.00%88.18%16.42%20.92%21.36%81.38%33.33%
16Sears Canada Inc.ONMultiline Retail74.05%----NoYes3725%25%98.16%91.65%0.00%35.92%12.50%74.17%73.33%
17Royal Bank Of CanadaONCommercial Banks72.94%11,966141,709--YesYes55221%7%96.35%97.69%9.16%26.34%21.43%74.05%66.67%
18Agrium Inc.ABChemicals72.89%1042,952499400,670YesYes41918%0%84.02%70.43%40.00%13.05%20.91%77.71%45.60%
19Sherritt International CorporationONMetals & Mining72.46%-1,573--YesYes-11%0%100.00%85.64%3.57%19.09%20.56%70.15%85.60%
20Canfor CorporationBCPaper & Forest Products71.71%1974,546--YesYes360%0%1.55%77.97%20.00%19.00%20.00%80.25%23.33%
21Cenovus Energy Inc.ABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels71.55%-2,67096419,195YesYes29411%0%100.00%86.76%22.84%22.09%20.56%74.76%53.33%
22First Quantum Minerals Ltd.BCMetals & Mining71.05%5476,319-62YesYes990%0%96.32%-28.56%19.75%20.00%77.90%32.27%
23Cameco CorporationSKOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels69.55%-4,409138881,754YesYes32615%0%57.94%76.40%24.28%19.20%20.77%73.38%47.80%
24Transcontinental Inc.QCMedia69.17%85612,782-18,381NoNo15227%0%100.00%86.95%21.56%31.65%1.33%66.47%84.47%
25Canada Post CorporationONTransportation69.02%-36,190-1,206,329YesNo-18%9%100.00%101.44%20.00%15.00%11.36%71.20%56.67%
27IGM Financial Inc.MBCapital Markets68.68%----YesNo10112%0%100.00%106.00%0.00%35.40%10.59%70.80%56.67%
26Talisman Energy Inc.ABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels68.62%1194913,864-YesYes39920%0%100.00%73.91%18.55%21.08%21.00%76.61%23.33%
28Teck Resources LimitedBCMetals & Mining68.18%1772,7385612YesYes3897%21%66.51%91.38%19.27%17.59%21.43%68.04%68.93%
29Sun Life Financial Inc.ONInsurance67.35%-268,147-42,645,097NoYes33217%0%56.40%96.85%15.00%23.64%10.83%64.52%83.33%
30Stantec Inc.ABProfessional Services67.00%6,71450,49647,883-NoNo12113%0%100.00%-30.00%26.20%0.63%65.88%73.33%
31The Toronto-Dominion BankONCommercial Banks66.79%10,29996,058--YesYes52825%6%47.47%102.61%5.83%20.25%21.56%63.87%83.33%
32Kinross Gold CorporationONMetals & Mining66.54%2613,0236317YesYes46610%0%100.00%-27.13%11.84%20.50%63.97%81.13%
33Yamana Gold Inc.ONMetals & Mining66.13%2804,466-109,975YesYes4770%0%60.14%-25.70%10.73%20.00%65.45%70.00%
34Suncor Energy Inc.ABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels65.51%5880713034,423YesYes52715%8%76.95%72.54%20.70%15.47%21.15%67.08%56.67%
35Imperial Oil LimitedABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels65.34%1101,820667-YesYes14029%0%100.00%77.24%20.70%24.05%21.43%73.93%16.67%
36Mouvement Des Caisses DesjardinsQCCommercial Banks65.08%5,144211,603--YesNo9629%0%78.82%66.42%6.66%28.53%11.46%62.45%80.00%
37Rona Inc.QCSpecialty Retail64.87%----NoYes18915%0%93.40%105.57%0.00%31.54%10.77%60.44%90.00%
38Capital Power CorporationABIndependent Power Producers64.73%67625-YesYes1118%0%-50.00%20.00%12.71%20.42%68.89%41.13%
39Bombardier Inc.QCAerospace & Defense64.66%3,74147,7388,433491,361NoNo3697%0%40.77%79.36%40.00%13.61%0.36%63.72%70.00%
40Bank Of Nova Scotia (The)NSCommercial Banks64.64%14,850237,448--NoYes45421%14%79.63%96.63%13.32%25.03%11.79%66.05%56.67%
41Westport Innovations Inc.BCAuto Components64.62%2,65549,71922,706559,428NoNo5225%13%--40.00%10.29%1.88%60.14%90.00%
42Hydro-QuebecQCMulti-Utilities64.37%-27,698--YesNo2631%0%-94.94%7.77%15.22%11.56%62.78%73.33%
43Abitibibowater Inc.QCMaterials64.27%-1,679112,382YesNo12210%0%-86.04%30.00%13.68%10.50%72.67%16.67%
44Transcanada CorporationABOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels64.19%-570--YesYes2418%0%47.36%100.86%2.14%18.55%20.42%64.73%61.13%
45BCE Inc.QCDiversified Telecommunication64.05%2,32343,520-2,080,141NoYes19317%0%10.89%90.97%20.63%19.15%10.83%63.59%66.67%
46Bank Of MontrealQCCommercial Banks63.91%9,579209,655-1,489,389NoYes47825%0%63.83%107.15%14.15%22.95%11.25%61.08%80.00%
47Tembec Inc.QCPaper & Forest Products63.54%----YesYes1010%0%29.79%73.79%0.00%12.67%20.00%59.46%86.67%
48Ontario Power Generation Inc.ONMulti-Utilities63.15%37,78147723,907-NoYes9217%0%49.93%86.07%23.33%20.58%10.83%67.83%36.67%
49Inmet Mining CorporationONMetals & Mining62.52%3098,1366136YesYes-0%0%87.31%-33.56%7.05%20.00%70.03%20.00%
50Telus CorporationBCDiversified Telecommunication62.42%2,25425,12013,933-NoYes4538%0%40.55%97.23%16.88%20.05%10.42%60.68%72.27%

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