Support for certain ESG and other statements

Support for certain ESG and other statements
Section of strategic overview Statement Support
Operating context Bell Media is a leading investor in Canadian content creation CRTC statistical analysis released annually confirms high levels of investment in Canadian content by Bell Media, including Canadian Programming Expenditures (CPE) and Canadian Content Development (CCD) expenditures, including in the most recent analysis.
Customers Our award-winning digital channels MyBell, Virgin Plus My Account and Lucky Mobile My Account apps won 22 awards in 2022 based on innovation, among other criteria, including the 2022 Mobile Web Awards for Best Telecommunications Mobile Application and Best of Show Mobile Application.
Community

The Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program is the first of its kind in Canada

Bell estimates that every $1 billion investment in broadband and 5G networks over one year generates $2 billion in economic activity and supports as many as 7,500 jobs within Bell and among Canadian suppliers

Per the Queen’s University Faculty of Health and Sciences, the Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program, developed in partnership with the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair and Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, is the first of its kind in Canada.

Estimate calculated on the basis of Table 36-10-0594-01, Input-output multipliers, detail level, from Statistics Canada for the Communication engineering construction industry.

Suppliers

We were nominated for the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council’s (CAMSC) Corporation of the Year Award (Finalist)

We were also nominated for the Top Supplier Diversity Leader Award (Finalist) by the Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE)

The Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council, a not-for-profit that facilitates the growth of Indigenous and BIPOC-owned businesses, selected Bell as a 2022 Corporation of the Year Award finalist in recognition of Bell’s commitment and contribution to supplier diversity.

Women Business Enterprises Canada, a non-profit dedicated to facilitating access for Canadian women-owned businesses to national and global supply chains, selected Bell as a finalist for the Top Supplier Diversity Leader Award, for Bell’s significant program improvements and consistent support for women-owned businesses.

A mature environmental management approach First North American communications company to hold this designation (ISO 14001) Bell’s review in 2020 of publicly available information for North American communications and telecommunications companies indicated Bell was the first of its North American communications and telecommunications competitors to receive ISO 14001 certification.
Climate change First North American communications company to hold this designation (ISO 50001) Bell’s review in 2020 of publicly available information for North American communications and telecommunications companies indicated Bell was the first of its North American communications and telecommunications competitors to receive ISO 50001 certification.
Team member well-being We conduct ongoing market reviews using best-in-class compensation surveys The survey providers (Mercer, Willis Towers Watson & Aon Radford) have been conducting these surveys for several decades. The compensation surveys reference top employers in Canada and internationally, and group together large employers with similar revenue size, which enables us to make better comparisons.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging Bell was awarded Platinum Parity Certification by Women in Governance Platinum Parity Certification is the highest certification level awarded by Women in Governance, a Canadian certification program that evaluates over 75 quantitative and qualitative criteria, taking into account the multiple impacts of diversity in women’s career advancement.
Team member engagement and development Put us over the 75th percentile among similar organizations with this type of offering Provided by LinkedIn as part of a quarterly review conducted in Q4 2022, benchmarked against other large companies with a minimum of 10,000 licenses purchased for LinkedIn’s learning platform.