News OPTEL NAMED SUPPLIER OF CHOICE BY ÉCOVADIS

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Quebec City, June 4, 2018 — OPTEL GROUP is proud to announce that it has been attributed “Silver” status by business sustainability experts, EcoVadis, further reinforcing OPTEL’s position as a supplier of choice, who is mindful of its social and environmental impact.

Obtaining this recognition clearly demonstrates OPTEL’s leadership and commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and is perfectly aligned with the company’s values, as OPTEL has always strived to use its technologies to solve real, concrete problems instead of creating new ones.

OPTEL is therefore very pleased to share its score of 51%, which is fairly higher than the average score obtained by other recognized companies. A rating of 39% is required in order to be granted the recognition. The EcoVadis methodology is at the core of the CSR analysis system, covering 21 criteria across four themes covering the environment, fair labor practices, ethics/fair business practices, and the supply chain. This recognition is an important part of OPTEL’s continuous improvement efforts and also allows the company to extend its service offering, since this accreditation is required by many high-level corporations when selecting their providers.

OPTEL can now boast its position among leading multinationals such as Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nokia, L’Oréal and Bayer, all of which are also recognized by EcoVadis.

About OPTEL GROUP

Certified B Corporation, OPTEL, is a leading multinational provider of traceability systems, and its mission is to create a better world through intelligent supply chains. The company’s renowned solutions ensure the quality of consumer health products and help stop counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals and medical devices throughout the world. OPTEL is also adapting its innovative technologies to create efficiencies in various other sectors ─ from health-related industries to smart manufacturing and more, all can benefit from traceability. With the recent acquisitions of Verify Brand and GeoTraceability, OPTEL is the only company to provide end-to-end traceability solutions, providing true visibility across the entire supply chain. OPTEL’s expertise will allow diverse industries to measure, inspect, control and track a variety of elements to improve quality and make better use of resources. For more information, visit www.optelgroup.com.

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 188 purchasing categories and 150 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Nestlé, Schneider Electric, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 45,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth. Learn more on ecovadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Contact:

Érica Boisvert
Director, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
OPTEL GROUP
Tel.: 418 688-0334, ext. 6431
Cell.: 418 456-2704
erica.boisvert@optelgroup.com

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