Sustainable Development for a Greener Environment

We believe that sustainable development is a defining approach to improve our health, quality of life and environment.

Taking on climate change, using public transportation, walking to work, saving energy - basically we count on all of our employees to implement sustainable resource management.

By caring for the environment, we are taking care of others.

Sustainable Development on a Daily Basis

 

Measures to Promote Sustainable Transportation

  • The CSSS-IUGS conducted a survey on the transportation habits of its employees in order to offer them sustainable alternatives which meet their requirements.
  • The CSSS-IUGS implemented two public transportation pilot projects offered free of charge for certain categories of employees.
  • The CSSS-IUGS offers vehicle owners the possibility of using alternative parking lots and shuttle buses to go to work.

Efficient Waste Product Management  

  • The CSSS-IUGS abides by the 4R principle - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover.
  • The Ici on recycle program encourages waste recovery and composting. This program is being evaluated for official certification.

Annual Défi climat Campaign  

The CSSS-IUGS has implemented numerous activities to fight climate change.

  • In 2010, 214 employees mobilized for the Défi climat campaign. Their commitment helped to prevent the emission of 249,398 kg of CO2/year.
  • As part of Défi tasse-toi, employeees were encouraged to purchase reusable cups and bottles made of compostable materials.

Eco-Responsible Procurement  

The CSSS-IUGS has taken a number of steps to adopt a responsible procurement policy. This policy translates in the:

  • integration of sustainable development criteria in are call for tenders;
  • ecological elimination of waste;
  • gradual elimination of single-use, disposable containers.

Energy Savings

Among the measures it has taken to save energy, the CSSS-IUGS has conducted:

  • an awareness campaign in partnership with the Agence de l’efficacité énergétique;
  • an analysis to implement an energy efficiency program.