Transat Placed In The Top 20 For Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens
Transat was ranked 18th on the 2020 list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. This list is established annually by Corporate Knights research firm, and the ranking recognizes organizations with outstanding records in governance and in the management of human, natural and financial resources.
“I want to share this recognition with our employees and partners, who not only share our values, but also contribute significantly to this achievement.” said Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat, adding, “Even though the COVID-19 crisis is leading us to focus our energy mainly on resuming our commercial and air operations, we are not losing sight of our commitments to corporate responsibility. We are relentlessly pursuing our efforts of the past 13 years to become a North American leader in sustainable tourism.”
Corporate Knights evaluation process considers 21 key indicators including energy and water consumption, production of waste and atmospheric emissions, employee turnover, representation of women in executive management and on boards of directors, pension fund status, supply chain management and innovation.
Transat has been focusing on sustainable development initiatives by developing four pillars: the environment, communities, operations and the workplace. Among other initiatives, the company has created a fuel management program and is also part of a consortium for the development of sustainable aviation fuel. In addition, Transat offers numerous programs and activities that promote its employees wellness, development, recognition and social engagement.