Montreal, June 30, 2021 — Transat A.T. Inc. is ranked 21st on the 2021 list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, established annually by Corporate Knights research firm. It is the only company in its industry to be included in this ranking that recognizes organizations with outstanding records in governance and in the management of human, natural and financial resources.
“It is an honour to be once again among Canada’s best corporate citizens, which, like us, are committed to contributing to the well-being of society, reducing their impact on the environment and developing in a sustainable manner,” said Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat. She added: “As we prepare to restart our post-pandemic operations, our commitments to corporate responsibility are more vital than ever.” She concluded: “I share this recognition with our employees and partners, who help us improve every day.”
Corporate Knights evaluates companies’ performance based on 24 key indicators, including energy and water consumption, production of waste and atmospheric emissions, employee turnover, representation of women in senior executive positions and on boards of directors, pension fund status, supply chain management and innovation.
Since 2007, Transat has implemented a sustainable development program based on four pillars: the environment, communities, operations and the workplace. In terms of eco-efficiency, the Corporation is modernizing its aircraft fleet, is part of the SAF+ Consortium for the development of sustainable aviation fuel and has a fuel management program for its fleet that it has been perfecting for 20 years. In its Sun market, Transat offers all-inclusive resorts that hold a certification recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the world benchmark in this area, and that receive more than a third of its customers. As a result of its efforts, in 2018 Transat became the world's first major international tourism company to obtain Travelife certification for all of its tour operator and travel agent activities, in recognition of best practices in sustainable development in the tourism industry.
For comprehensive information on Transat's sustainability initiatives, visit transat.com.
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel. Under the Transat and Air Transat banners, the Corporation offers vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel to some 60 destinations in over 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 14 years and obtained Travelife certification in 2018. The Corporation is based in Montreal (TSX : TRZ).
Recent distinctions and awards
- World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
- Ranked 2nd in the Travel and Leisure category and 57th overall on Forbes World’s Best Employers list
- Best Tour Operator and Favourite Overall Supplier at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
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