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Agriculture More Than Ever Annual Report 2011-12
Corporate social responsibility
At FCC, we take corporate social responsibility
seriously. It’s part of our corporate vision and guides
how we operate.
We give back to the communities where our
customers and employees live and work, strive to
reduce our environmental impact and contribute
to the success of the Canadian agriculture industry.
Being socially responsible is important to our
customers, employees, communities and the
Government of Canada. We’re committed to
conducting business in a responsible and sustainable
manner and being accountable to our stakeholders
through sound corporate governance practices.
At FCC, our corporate social responsibility framework
comprises five focus areas.
Agriculture and food
We support the development of a sustainable,
competitive and innovative Canadian agriculture
industry by providing knowledge and education and
by supporting initiatives and forming partnerships
that advance the business of agriculture.
The annual FCC Drive Away Hunger program rolls through communities across Canada.
2011-12 highlight: We offered 265 learning events
to help 27,126 customers succeed in this ever-evolving
industry. These free events covered a variety of key
topics, including vision and goal-setting, hiring and
keeping employees, transferring the farm and estate
We foster strong and vibrant communities where our
customers and employees live and work, with a focus
on rural Canada.
2011-12 highlight: Through the FCC Drive Away
Hunger program, we work with communities and
partners to collect food each year for those who need
it most. In 2011, the program collected 2.4 million
pounds of food for Canadian food banks. Since its
inception in 2004, the FCC Drive Away Hunger
program has collected 7.8 million pounds of food.
Annual Report 2011-12
We focus on primary producers as well as suppliers
and processors along the agriculture value chain.
We provide our customers with flexible, competitively
priced financing, insurance, software, learning
programs and other business services.
2011-12 highlight: When our customers face crises,
we’re there to help with the FCC Ag Crisis Fund.
The fund enables our employees to request support
for individual customers to deal with issues such
as serious illnesses, natural disasters, fires or farm
accidents. In 2011-12, the fund provided $285,750
to support 179 customers. It also provided $37,000
to support community disaster relief projects across
We foster a culture of accountability, partnership
and diversity and deliver an exceptional employee
2011-12 highlight: FCC strives to have a workforce
that reflects the Canadian population. We launched
the FCC Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund to
help Aboriginal students succeed in their studies and
encourage them to consider FCC as a career. The fund
is open to Aboriginal students attending one of four
southern Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions:
First Nations University of Canada, University of
Regina, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
and Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and
Technology (Wascana and Palliser campuses). The fund
targets students enrolled in areas where FCC hires and
makes available up to $1,000 for basic needs during
the semester. Eligibility is based on need. In 2011-12,
the fund assisted 26 Aboriginal students.
Agriculture More Than Ever
We improve our environmental performance
and support the industry with tools and knowledge
to do the same.
2011-12 highlight: FCC Enviro and Energy loan
products help customers enhance their environmental
performance and reduce environmental risk.
In 2011-12, we loaned $836,659 through the
Enviro-Loan, which allows customers to defer
principal payments while constructing, improving
or expanding their operations to improve
environmental facilities. We loaned $26.7 million
through the Energy Loan, which helps customers
convert to renewable energy sources such as biogas,
geothermal, wind or solar power.
FCC corporate social
The first FCC corporate social responsibility report
was issued in 2011, covering the 2010-11 fiscal year.
The report was prepared using the Global Reporting
Initiative G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
The Global Reporting Initiative is a non-profit
organization that promotes economic sustainability.
It provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting
framework that is widely used around the world.
The 2010-11 FCC Corporate Social Responsibility
Report is available at www.fcc.ca/csrreport.
The 2011-12 FCC Corporate Social Responsibility
Report will be issued in the fall of 2012.
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