Jun. 22, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
Stock Symbol: MBT
Corporate Knights 2010 recognized companies based on environmental, social and governance indicatorsMTS Allstream is proud to announce that it has been named one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in
"At MTS Allstream, we acknowledge that we have a corporate and social responsibility to operate and grow in a sustainable manner," said
Corporate Knights Inc. is an independent Canadian-based media company that publishes the world's largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility. The company has been conducting its annual survey of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens since 2002. This year marks the fifth time MTS Allstream has made the list.
The methodology for the Best 50 Corporate Citizens is based on environment, social and governance indicators. One hundred and eighteen significant Canadian companies are evaluated and ranked. Baseline indicators include pension health and quality, board and executive diversity, executive compensation, community investment, and carbon footprint.
"The Best 50 Corporate Citizens are leading the charge to a cleaner, more humane capitalism, where markets and companies work to make the world a better place." says
MTS Allstream is committed to numerous corporate social responsibility initiatives and is an active participant and supporter of the communities in which it operates. MTS Allstream is also committed to reducing its impact on the environment, and to helping its customers, employees and stakeholders do the same.
MTS Allstream is a Jantzi Social Index(R) Constituent (2000-2009), and has been honoured with numerous awards including: the Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award (2010), Canada's Top 100 Employers (2010), Manitoba's Top 25 Employers (2010), Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2010), Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
About MTS Allstream
MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across