GSC is proud to release Better Health for All, our 2020 Social Impact Report outlining our impact on the health and well-being of our communities.
As Canada’s only non-profit national health benefits provider (and a newly certified social enterprise!), creating a positive social impact in our communities has always been part of our DNA here at GSC. It is integral to the way that we do business, which is why we have released an annual CSR report since 2013. In 2020, however, we took things to the next level by implementing our new Social Impact Strategy, which is intended to help us create significant, measurable social impact by improving health and well-being in the communities where we live and work. As a result, we have also revamped our reporting efforts, and are excited to share our inaugural 2020 Social Impact Report.
The Social Impact Report captures GSC’s progress and commitments to social impact through the lens of our three strategic pillars: Community Investment, Good Corporate Citizenship, and Creating Shared Value. In this report, you’ll find information on everything from governance to client service, environmental impact, DE&I, and how we invest in the success of our communities.
With the creation of the 2020 Social Impact Report, we have strived to increase the depth and scope of our reporting efforts. For the first time we have used the Global Reporting Index (GRI) to inform our disclosures, and in future years we will aim to satisfy the Core option of the GRI Standards. We have also aligned our business and Social Impact Strategy to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to building a better future. While our primary focus is to support the achievement of SDG 3 – Good Health & Well-being, we also contribute to SDGs 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
With the release of the 2020 Social Impact report, we are excited to take the next step in our ever-evolving journey towards creating Better Health for All. We hope that you’ll come along for the ride.