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Transat A.T. Inc. has earned Performance+ attestation from the ICI on recycle+ program for a three-year period. Created in 2003 by RECYC-QUÉBEC, this official Government of Quebec recognition acknowledges initiatives by industries, businesses and institutions that have implemented responsible waste management measures. Performance+, the third of four levels, means that Transat has demonstrated excellent waste reclamation performance.
“We are very proud to receive this honour, which we owe to the commitment of our employees, who for many years have endeavoured to reduce their day-to-day environmental impact,” said Annick Guérard, Transat’s chief operating officer. “It is their tangible actions that are enabling our program to achieve ever-higher levels.”
Working closely with the property manager of its Montreal head office building at 300 Léo-Pariseau Street, Transat has implemented programs for managing and recycling waste and hazardous materials that it has steadily improved over time. In the summer of 2018, Transat introduced organic waste collection, supported by staff training. These programs, which include reduction at source and environmentally friendly procurement, have led the way to this latest distinction.
Transat embarked on a structured sustainable development approach in 2007. In 2018, it became the first major international tourism company to earn Travelife certification for all of its tour operation and travel agency activities. In order to continue advancing its sustainability approach, Transat has established a continuous-improvement plan aimed at strengthening both its environmental management and social engagement. Among initiatives it has introduced for its employees are a transportation program that encourages more sustainable daily commuting methods than solo driving, as well as its volunteering program.