Saskatoon based Cameco is receiving some high praise for its environmental and corporate policies.
The uranium producer is one of nine Canadian firms to make it onto the Globe and Mail’s top 100 sustainable companies list.
The list, compiled by Toronto-based media and research company Corporate Knights, was released at the World Financial Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It ranks major corporations on more than a dozen factors, including relative energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste production, the strength of the company pension plan, chief executive officer-to-worker pay ratios, and board and management diversity.
Cameco was the highest ranked Canadian company on the list, finishing number 32.
The top 10:
1. Bayerische Motoren Werke (Germany), automobiles
2. Dassault Systèmes (France), software
3. Outotec (Finland), machinery
4. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australia), banking
5. Adidas (Germany), apparel
6. Enagas (Spain), utilities
7. Danske Bank (Denmark), banking
8. StarHub (Singapore), telecom
9. Reckitt Benckiser Group (Britain), household products
10. City Developments (Singapore), real estate
32. Cameco, uranium producer
37. Teck Resources, mining
46. Enbridge, energy
53. Telus, telecommunications
54. Toronto-Dominion Bank, banking
63. WSP Global, engineering
66. Sun Life Financial, insurance
85. Celestica, electronics
86. Bank of Montreal, banking