Cameco wins Excellence in Governance Award

Cameco has been honoured by The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries ("CSCS") with 2015 Excellence in Governance Award for Best Sustainability, Ethics and Environmental Governance Program.

The award was presented at a gala dinner in Montreal on August 16th where Sean Quinn, Cameco's senior vice-president and corporate secretary accepted the award.

"For Cameco, issues like sustainability, ethics and environmental protection are core to not only what we do, but who we are," said Quinn.

He noted that Cameco is Canada's leading industrial employer of Aboriginal peoples and has built sustainability principles into everything the company does– from its measures of success, to strategy, business planning, risk management and day to day programs and operations. In keeping with good governance practices, Cameco also tracks progress through annual objectives, its annual report and sustainable development report.

"We do this not because we have to, but because we want to," said Quinn. " We want to create safe, healthy workplaces. We want a clean environment for ourselves and our children and we want strong, vibrant communities everywhere we operate."

The other nominees in the sustainability, ethics and environmental governance category were: BCE, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, RBC, and Tahoe Resources.

This was one of nine major awards presented at the dinner. The other awards categories were:

• Best use of technology in governance, risk and compliance

• Best approach to board and committee support

• Best stakeholder engagement by a governance team

• Best practices to enhance boardroom diversity

• Best practices in strategic planning, oversight and value creation by the board

• Best overall corporate governance

• Joyce Borden-Reed CSCS distinguished contribution award

• CSCS (Peter Dey) Governance Achievement Award

The CSCS EG Awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value. The awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets.

For a full list of winners, please see the CSCS release.