Impact & Responsibility

Making a positive impact on the Canadian Economy

Our business is centered on connecting Canadians to the things that matter most- families, friends, work, and community. Our investments in our leading national work network means we not only offer innovative solutions for our customers, we also create highly skilled and well-paying jobs. We invest in our communities by buying local good and services that support small businesses, pay our fare share of taxes, and support charities and community groups from coast to coast.

2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We strive to create a brilliant digital future for Canadians. That means providing products and services that are simple, easy to use and worry-free, so that our customers can go about their daily lives. It’s also about the way we do business. People want to work with a company they feel is ethical and transparent, and that means we consider the societal, economic and environmental benefits and costs in everything we do.

Making a positive impact on the the Canadian economy

Our business is centred on connecting Canadians to the things that matter most - families, friends, work and community. Our investments in our leading national network mean we not only offer innovative solutions for our customers, we also create highly skilled and well-paying jobs. We invest in our communities by buying local goods and services that support small businesses, pay our fair share of taxes, and support charities and community groups from coast to coast.

$13.1 billion

total economic value delivered.

$409 million

increase in value over last year, delivering a bigger contribution to the Canadian economy.

Annual Highlights

$9.2 billion

paid to our suppliers, supporting local economies

An increase of $1 billion over last year

$1.84 billion

in salaries and benefits

25,000 Canadians employed

$881 million

in taxes and other government payments

That's like paying the salaries of over 13,000 nurses

$580 million

invested in Canadian film, TV and radio content

Delivered through Rogers media brands, sports properties, and subscription-based services

$425 million

in research and development

9th highest research and development spender in Canada (Research Infosource)

$65.6 million

cash and in-kind donations

Four times higher than the guideline set by Imagine Canada

Buying from Canadian businesses, coast to coast

Rogers gets supplies and services from all across the country - it means billions in economic benefits every year for Canadian companies like these:

Wes Tower

Alberta

WesTower is a full turnkey solution for carriers in the communication field, having 10 regional offices across the country. WesTower completes new site builds, upgrades and modification for Rogers, adhering to the highest safety standards and providing quality products and highly trained rigging staff.

“Rogers was one of WesTower’s first customers when we started our company in 1990 and has always been among our top three customers. The partnership we have enjoyed over the past 25 years has helped us grow our company to the largest of its kind in Canada.”
– Peter Jeffrey, President

Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited

Nova Scotia

Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Ltd. (a member of the Pinchin Group) is an Atlantic Canadian headquartered environmental consulting and engineering company with approximately 60 employees (Professional Engineers, Geoscientists, Hygienists and technical staff) with offices located in Dartmouth NS, St. John’s NL, Saint John NB and Labrador City NL. Pinchin LeBlanc provides various environmental, health and safety consulting services to Rogers to assist with proactive management of land, buildings and facilities.

“Rogers is a dynamic, award-winning Canadian employer that has adopted environmental stewardship as a core business principle. This makes Rogers a perfect fit for us. It is rewarding to help an educated client achieve their goals.”
– Scott McCarthy, P.Geo., FGC, President

Hallmark Housekeeping Services Inc.

Ontario

As Canada’s leading facility service provider, Hallmark Housekeeping Services Inc. has been providing janitorial and related services to a wide range of prominent firms for over 38 years. Their We Clean Green™ initiatives focus on implementing sustainable products, procedures and equipment that provide for a safer and healthier environment for all their clients and their occupants.

“Through our relationship with Rogers we have been able to provide rewarding job opportunities to Canadians. We are excited to be partnered with one of Canada’s most innovative companies and look forward to continued growth and development.”
– Philip M. Clementino, Executive Vice President

Conception Cama

Quebec

Conception Cama Inc is a general contracting company based in Boucherville, Quebec. In business since 1988, Cama specializes in all type of commercial construction such as store constructions and renovations, kiosks, restaurants, shopping malls, etc. Cama provides general contractor services to Rogers for new retail stores as well as maintenance service calls.

“In 2012 when Rogers got in touch with us for the first time, we were very excited to get the chance to work with them on some of their projects. After many stores built, we now count Rogers as one of our most important clients. Rogers is a big part of our growth, and we’re glad to play a role in their success as well.”
– Alain Lachance, President and project manager

25,000 stable Canadian jobs

Rogers has over 25,000 employees across Canada. We require highly skilled and dedicated people, and in return we offer competitive wages, benefits, a generous pension plan and great opportunities to advance. In fact, our leadership team includes people who have started in many different parts of the company.

I started in the Rogers contact centres 19 years ago expecting a job, and I found a career with a Canadian family business. The people are passionate about the customer experience, performance is recognized and rewarded and I’ve learned from some incredible mentors. I thrived in the innovative, fast paced environment, this led to further opportunities and I haven’t looked back.

– Rob Paradis, VP Technical Support

From St. John’s to Prince Rupert, an impact felt coast to coast.

While we’re headquartered in Toronto and our cable services are based in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, our wireless, business solutions, Smart Home Monitoring, sports, broadcast and publishing services make us a truly national company. We have offices, stores, employees, network facilities and media outlets spread throughout the country, and we’re very proud of that.

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