Environment & Sustainability
Cascades honoured with awards for its social and environmental commitment
November 27, 2023 By P&PC Staff
Cascades adds four honours to its list of accolades, for its social and environmental commitment. The company shares in a press statement that in addition to being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by The Globe and Mail for the 4th year in a row, it was awarded the Prix Prospère Employeur Innovant from the Conseil du patronat du Québec and the Prix Engagement communautaire during the 14th Envirolys gala presented by the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ). It was also recognized for the 13th consecutive year as the most responsible brand according to Quebecers, as measured by the 2023 Baromètre de la consommation responsable.
“We’re proud and humbled to receive these honours, which recognize our continuous efforts to improve our social and environmental footprint. These acknowledgements reinforce our commitment and motivate us to go even further in our efforts to support our customers and the communities in which we operate,” stated Mario Plourde, President and CEO. “Cascades is a sustainable company today because its founders, notably Bernard Lemaire who, sadly, passed away recently, instilled these principles from day one, leaving us with a rich heritage committed to deep values of respect,” he adds.
Mediacorp Canada’s Top 100 Employers in Canada are chosen on the basis of a comparison with employers in similar industries and regions, and of similar sizes, across eight key areas relating to work conditions and environment. Cascades reportedly stands out in particular for its work environment (flexible hours, services available in the workplace), training and skills development programs, and community involvement initiatives.
The Prix Prospère Employeur Innovant, awarded by the Conseil du patronat du Québec, celebrates Cascades’ culture and inspiring human resources management practices. In particular, the jury was impressed by the new flexible and innovative benefits program that was launched at the beginning of the year.
Cascades was awarded the Prix Engagement communautaire by the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ) for its employees’ involvement in numerous organizations and its commitment to environmental awareness and education.
Lastly, the Baromètre de la consommation responsable is a study published annually by the Observatoire de la consommation responsable (OCR), a research unit at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s School of Management Sciences. The study presents major consumption trends while describing purchasing motivators and barriers. When it comes to responsible brands, Cascades is the name most raised by consumers – and this has been the case since consumers were first surveyed on the matter 13 years ago.
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