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Corporate social responsibility by the numbers

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Based on companies in the S&P/TSX 60 index:

Average score for all 60 companies


Number disclosing energy productivity data

28 (47%)

Number disclosing carbon dioxide emissions data

35 (58%)

Number disclosing water use data

15 (25%)

Number disclosing waste production data

15 (25%)

Number disclosing data for all four environmental measures

10 (17%)

Number disclosing no data for any environmental measures

24 (40%)

Number with an ESG or sustainability board committee

35 (58%)

Average percentage of women on the board of directors


Average percentage of visible minorities on the board of directors


Number where a senior executive's pay is based on ESG criteria

26 (43%)

Average ratio of CEO pay to low-paid worker pay


Number disclosing employee injury data

16 (27%)

Number with a traditional defined-benefit pension plan for workers

37 (62%)

Average funded ratio of defined benefit pension plans


Average transparency score, based on quality of data disclosure


View the full rankings in a downloadable table

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Janet McFarland is the real estate reporter for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, with a focus on residential real estate trends. She joined Report on Business in 1995, and has specialized in reporting on corporate governance, executive compensation, pension policy, business law, securities regulation and enforcement of white-collar crime. More

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