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2010 — Environment

ICI ON RECYCLE, Performance level, and special mentions from the ministry


You may be familiar with the ICI ON RECYCLE program, created by RECYC-QUÉBEC in 2003 to encourage ICI – industry, commercial enterprises and institutions – to responsibly manage their waste. This program offers three levels of recognition to help drive the progress of participating organizations.
 
The first level, Commitment, invites companies to go green. The second level of recognition, Implementation, is granted to businesses that have launched efficient waste management initiatives and increased awareness among their employees. The third and final level, Performance, recognizes facilities that have achieved a high level of performance in the areas of waste valorization and awareness.
 
In 2010, all of our Québec smelters once again either achieved or maintained their Level 3 certification! This is a genuine point of pride for our people, as we are having a positive impact on the environment as well as on the quality of life in the communities where we operate.
 
But there’s more.
 
The Deschambault Smelter and Bécancour Rod Plant also received special mentions for Reduction at the Source on October 19, 2009 from Line Beauchamp, Québec Minister of the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs.
 
Our facilities were among the seven inaugural recipients of this distinction, awarded as part of the ICI ON RECYCLE program. Ms. Beauchamp noted that “these facilities have paved the way for a new way of doing business, and are an inspiration to their peers.”
 
The plants were recognized for their elimination of waste at the source  and for posting an exceptional performance in waste recovery and reuse. Ginette Bureau, President and CEO of RECYC-QUÉBEC, added, “these facilities are held up as examples of how you can go even further by applying waste management processes at every stage of production.”
   

 
From left to right: Lyne Beauchamp, Minister, Développement durable, Environnement et Parcs; Daniel Émond, Manager, Bécancour Rod Plant (UTB); Samuel Hamelin, Environment Coordinator, UTB; Louise Pearson, Manager, Laboratory, Environment and Engineering, Deschambault Smelter (ADQ); Denis Guay, Section Head, Environment, ADQ; and Ginette Bureau, President and CEO, RECYC-QUÉBEC