A culture of environmental responsibility

We support the fight against climate change and Québec's energy transition through initiatives such as our transportation electrification plan. We are reducing our environmental impact on a daily basis in order to move towards a sustainable economy and future.

Electrification, #electrique

Quebecor’s objective: 100% electric

Quebecor has long been committed to environmental protection; it has now set one of the most ambitious targets of any company in Canada by embarking on the electrification of its entire vehicle fleet.

Quebecor's 100% electric transportation plan will eventually extend to all of its 1,100 vehicles, which already include nearly 30 electric cars. This will reduce Quebecor's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50%, the equivalent of 85,000 flights from Montréal to Toronto for one person.

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Image d'une auto électrique

The environment is everyone’s business!

Every day, we take action in ways large and small, in conjunction with all our subsidiaries, to reduce the environmental impact of our activities and encourage our employees, customers, partners and the general public to adopt green behaviours.

Read our environmental commitment
The green ambassadors
Awareness, #mobilisation

United for the environment

To protect our environment we need to raise awareness across the board. We are therefore committed to rallying our employees to the cause and supporting organizations that promote environmental responsibility.

Actions for the environment:

  • Participating in PARK(ing) Day, an international event in which parking spots are temporarily transformed into green, artistic, userfriendly spaces
  • Organizing environment fairs featuring local businesses for our employees
  • Participating in the Montréal transit commission’s OPUS+ program and the BIXI Corporate program to encourage head office employees to use sustainable transit, earning recognition from Voyagez Futé
375,000 Trees program

Green events

Gestev, our event management subsidiary, plans its events according to standard 9700-253 of the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ)

At its events, Gestev practices sound waste, energy and water management, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions, uses local suppliers and/or gives priority to local products.

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Gestev's green events
Recycling, #recyclage

Recycling of electronic devices

We are making a major effort to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover so as to reduce the amount of waste diverted to landfill.

Videotron has introduced two large-scale programs. First, since 2008, it has been encouraging members of the public to bring mobile devices and other small electronic equipment to any of its locations across Québec or to its Le SuperClub stores.

Secondly, to manage the wastes produced by network maintenance and upgrades in a responsible manner, Videotron has joined forces with the community-based organization Service d’intégration au travail-Mauricie, which administers the 2e vie program for environmentally friendly management of outdated electronic equipment while helping people living with mental health challenges enter the job market. 


Actions to support waste recovery:

  • More than 4.5 million outdated electronic devices collected under Videotron’s We Recycle program between 2012 and 2016
  • Organic wastes recovered at the Videotron Centre
Find out more about We Recycle
We Recycle program
Procurement, #approvisionnement

Responsible use of natural resources

Responsible procurement is another linchpin of our green strategy. We are focusing our efforts on using responsibly sourced paper, buying local and factoring environmental criteria into our contract award process.

Actions to support responsible procurement:

  • Book Group: Printing all black-and-white books on paper made of 100% post-consumer fibre
  • TVA Publications: Printing magazines on FSC®certified paper
  • Videotron: Promoting online billing
  • Videotron Centre: Using recyclable or compostable cups, ecological cleaning products, etc.
View the Supplier Code of Conduct
Online billing program
Energy and greenhouse gases, #energie

Greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency

We make wide-ranging efforts to optimize the energy efficiency of our operations, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease our carbon footprint.

Quebecor has been reporting its carbon emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2011. The process enables the Corporation to track its energy consumption and identify more opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction.

Actions to rationalize energy consumption:

  • Videotron: Phasing in electric vehicles and installing auxiliary hybrid systems on its bucket trucks to limit engine use
  • Videotron Centre: Built and managed to meet LEED Silver certification requirements
  • Quebecor: Head Office has one of Montréal’s highest urban green roofs
  • At our various sites: Energy efficiency projects (automated lighting systems, programmable thermostats, etc.) and 8 electric charging stations
  • Environmental Affairs department: Produced an energy efficiency guide to support sustainable management of the premises of Quebecor and its subsidiaries
Quebecor green roof

Donations & sponsorships request

To submit a request for a donation or a sponsorship, please fill out the online form.

Donation & sponsorship request form

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