Power Corporation has a long-standing commitment to conducting its activities in an environmentally responsible manner. Despite its limited environmental impact as a holding company, the Corporation recognizes its environmental responsibilities in its own operations, as well as through its investment process and procurement practices.
The purpose of this policy is to articulate our environmental commitment, and covers all environmental topics as relevant to the Corporation’s activities, investment process and procurement practices. Our environmental commitments are reinforced by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and CSR Statement. We also extend our environmental commitments to third parties that work for/on our behalf through our Third Party Code of Conduct. Our major publicly traded operating companies have similar environmental commitments in place.
The following outlines the Corporation’s environmental commitment:
Comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Assess and address, where relevant and applicable, the foreseeable environmental impacts associated with its activities, and its procurement practices, with a view to avoiding and preventing or, where unavoidable, mitigating these impacts.
Establish objectives, targets and initiatives, where appropriate and relevant.
Measure, monitor and review environmental performance associated with its activities with a focus on continuous improvement.
Integrate potential environmental considerations into the Corporation’s investment analysis and active ownership approach.
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly and cleaner technologies.
Communicate on its environmental policy, performance and management.
Contribute to the development of sound environmental public policy and to the enhancement of environmental awareness and protection through community contributions.
Officers and employees are expected to be mindful of the above guidelines and are also reminded of the provisions of the Corporation’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and the CSR Statement.
Monitoring, Review and Approval
Formal responsibility for the policy has been assigned to the Vice-President and General Counsel and to the Vice-President, Administration and Human Resources, who are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the policy on an ongoing basis.
This policy was reviewed and approved by the Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Corporation in November 2013 and amended on March 18, 2020.