Lozeau, an ecological company
As a responsible company, Lozeau wants to minimize its environmental impact. Many actions are put forward to reach this goal and we are constantly working to find new ways of improving ourselves. Here's a portrait of our implication:
Commitment and corporate recognition
Commerce Vert certification
The SODER (Development Corporation Environmental Rosemont) has officially giving the Certification Appellation V to Lozeau. This certification is awarded to businesses that are making efforts to reduce the impact of their activities on the environment.
Member of Eco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ)
The ÉEQ is a private, non-profit organization that represents companies subject to the Law on Environmental Quality who put on the market "containers and packaging" and "printed documents". Lozeau undertakes to recover materials from various manufacturers and distributors. Learn more about this organization by visiting the ÉEQ website.
YellowPages.ca Eco Profile
The «eco» icon indicates a company whose products, services or corporate practice stand out in terms of environmental commitment. The company was identified through a rigorous selection process built in partnership with TerraChoice, a leading environmental firm and manager of the EcoLogoM program - Canada's standard for environmental excellence.
Lozeau is trying to collaborate with companies with similar environmental standards. As an example, Fuji recycles disposable cameras and used 35mm films.
3R Lozeau Green Committee
Lozeau has created the 3R Lozeau Green Committee to ensure that the company continues its way through the green turning. The goal is to Reduce consumption to the source, whether water, paper or electricity, Reuse anything that is reusable and, of course, Recycle. Lozeau also encourages its customers to do its part for the environment by promoting environmental transport. For this, you can find in the section Contact environmental resources to facilitate your transportation. Always looking for innovative ideas, we invite you to send your comments to email@example.com.
Our concrete actions
Glass, plastic, cardboard and paper recycling
In the same logic, all glass, plastics, cardboard and used paper are recycled. The recycling bins were distributed in all offices, near copying and fax machines in the store, and in the area reserved for employees.
Laboratory paper archives recycling
All papers, photos and archives of the laboratory are shredded and recycled by the company Shred it. Each year, Lozeau saves an average of 31 trees, the equivalent of a small park in Montreal, through this measure. Moreover, when shredded paper is not issued from confidential documents, it is used in an ecological packaging for products that are delivered to customers.
Advertisement material is at least made of 20% recycled materials
All advertising material that Lozeau prints is on paper made from at least 20% of recycled materials. In the coming months, the company will attempt to minimize its paper consumption by reducing considerably the number of flyers and printed cards. In this context, Lozeau will increase its use of advertising e-mails to share information that might interest customers.
Plastic bags made of biodegradable materials
For security purposes, customer purchases are inserted into plastic bags. Aware of the danger of these bags for the environment, Lozeau is using plastic bags made of recycled and biodegradable materials. A box was also placed at the exit of the store to receive unwanted bags that customers do not wish to keep.
Empty ink cartridges recycling
Lozeau encourages the recycling of empty ink cartridges by offering a $1 discount on the purchase of a new ink cartridge with the return of a used one. These cartridges are entirely handed over to the Mira Foundation, which allows them to obtain funds for their good works. To learn more about this gesture for Mira and the planet, visit the Mira Foundation.
Ecological disposal of silver halide and batteries
The photo development process requires the use of silver halide. Often, this chemical is found in sewage water. Lozeau took the initiative to extract and dispose of them safely. This has ensured that 10 kilos of silver halide was not found in our water in 2007. Customers regularly return to us their batteries. For ecological reasons, L.L.Lozeau gives them back to Véolia Environnement to dispose of them correctly.
Lighting and heating
Lozeau lights the entire building with neon consuming less energy. As an example, a lighting tube equivalent to 50 watts uses only 32 watts for the same result. In addition, the company took the initiative to use a natural gas heating system.