Taking Action

  • plants and green space

    We’re seeking opportunities to apply environmentally responsible practices more consistently across our operations, productions and supply chains. In the near term, we aim to better understand our environmental impacts, including GHG emissions, waste, water and energy usage. Some of the initiatives underway include:

    • Broadened our participation in organizations to support the transition of our sector to the low-carbon economy, including playing a key role in establishing the Canadian Broadcasters for Sustainability.
    • Undertook a national review of our office locations to assess opportunities for improving waste diversion programs.
    • Participated in provincial energy rebate programs.
    • Undertook a Scope 3 materiality assessment.
    • Formalized our approach to Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions, water and energy measurement, calculation process and controls, led by our Finance team.
    • Undertook a pilot project to modify one of our transmitter sites in Ontario to a mix of renewal energy (solar) and public utility sources.
    • Continued to work with Corus’ Green Team to advance internal efforts through education and implementation.

Embedding environmentally sustainable practices into our operations

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Measuring our emissions

We continued quantifying our Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2023. We recognize the importance of comparable year-over-year data to help inform our decisions.

Introduced an environmental management plan

Introduced an environmental management plan

A survey of current environmental management practices across our offices has informed an environmental management plan for our facilities which help identify areas to prioritize for rebates and new or enhanced waste management initiatives.

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Industry collaboration

In addition to playing a key role in the creation of the Canadian Broadcasters for Sustainability, we expanded our partnerships and participation in organizations whose mandate aligns with our Planet goal.

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Environmental awareness through media

Corus content responds in many ways to widespread audience interest in environmental issues and sustainable living. From kids’ books with green themes to in-depth reporting on climate change, our brands make thoughtful contributions to public conversations on some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Print ReLeaf

We are proud to participate in the Xerox ReLeaf program. Since February 2023, ReLeaf planted 147.63 certified trees on our behalf.

Corus Quay

  • Corus Quay building

    In 2010, Corus moved into new headquarters in Toronto’s emerging East Bayfront neighbourhood, steps from Lake Ontario. The LEED® Gold– certified building, Corus Quay, leverages a suite of sustainable design and construction practices, enabling it to minimize energy use with efficient lighting and conserve water with efficient plumbing, rainwater capture and greywater recycling. A five-storey bio wall (a facade of carefully selected plantings) is a striking visual feature of the atrium that also supports the building’s air filtration system.

Corus Quay at a Glance


Capture rate

Capture rate is the percentage of recyclable materials that are diverted from landfill and captured in the recycling stream.


Litres of water saved

Through efficient plumbing and greywater recycling in 2023.


kWh of energy saved

Through smart light technology and natural light window placements during 2023.


Diversion rate

The diversion rate reflects the percentage of waste diverted through recycling, reuse or recovery.

LEED Corus Quay

  • Hemlock walls

    Did you know?

    The LEED® Gold–certified building, Corus Quay, leverages a suite of sustainable design and construction practices, making it a carbon and cost saving, healthy and efficient building.

    • 35% of all materials associated with the construction and interiors of Corus Quay came from within 800 km of the building location, including the hemlock lining the walls of the Atrium from a 1910 ferry terminal Wharf in Toronto Harbour.
    • Our head office has reduced power and water consumption, energy efficient lighting and a five-storey bio-wall for air filtration.
    • Corus Quay features green rooftops to create usable outdoor space for Corus employees and to reduce heat-island effect.
    • Corus Quay uses Fifth Light Technology to sense the level of natural light of a room to adjust the lighting required. The design of the building is intended to use the most amount of natural light possible.
    • Corus Quay uses a grey-water system, which collects rainwater on a green rooftop to store in the basement cistern and repurpose for the flushing system of the building’s washrooms.


Sustainability Report

Learn more about Corus’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities.