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Sustainable development

Discover our most recent initiatives.

Sustainable development

Discover our most recent initiatives.

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Sustainable development


In this section, you will learn about the many efforts the Casino de Charlevoix has made to maximize its contribution to the community. The Casino’s various initiatives relate to the three dimensions of sustainable development:

  • social fairness
  • conservation
  • economic performance.


Showcase initiative

Employee meeting now ecocertified!

Preserving the environment

The Casino de Charlevoix has ecocertified an internal meeting of more than 120 employees. The meeting had a sustainable development theme and was the kick-off for new related initiatives the Casino is developing to meet current needs and those of future generations.

The meeting earned the Bureau de normalisation du Québec’s (BNQ) Level 3 certification for eco-friendly events, which means that cooperation was established between event organizers, service providers, participants and users to reduce the event’s environmental impact and increase economic and social benefits for the area.

The Casino is also planning to have other internal events ecocertified over the coming months.

Economic efficiency

Service contracts awarded to local suppliers


Each year, the Casino de Charlevoix invests more than 5 million dollars in purchases of goods and services from regional suppliers. From this perspective, the Casino is well-positioned as an important player in the local economy.

In all, Québec’s casinos purchase nearly 271 million dollars annually in goods and services from 1,300 businesses in the province.

Partnerships that work


Every year, the Casino de Charlevoix supports tens of events and groups that make a contribution to the community’s vitality.

These are energizing events that create pride among local residents, and include the Domaine Forget International Festival, the Rodéo de Charlevoix and the Grands Rendez-Vous Cyclistes de Charlevoix.

Social equity

Heads and hearts help out Leucan


A long march from Baie-Saint-Paul to La Malbaie made by a group of Casino de Charlevoix employees in June 2012, raised $3,115 which was added to the amount collected in the Défi têtes rasées local fund drive organized by Leucan.

In 2011, employees of the Casino and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu raised a total of $17,000 in the Défi têtes rasées that saw 25 people shave their heads for a good cause. Casino de Mont-Tremblant employees also took part in this event by organizing their own activities.

Support for the Service alimentaire et d’aide budgétaire de Charlevoix-Est

More than 160 full meals were distributed to needy individuals and families in the region by the Service alimentaire et d’aide budgétaire de Charlevoix-Est (SAAB). This was made possible by the participation of many Casino de Charlevoix employees, who rolled up their sleeves to prepare the meals together.

The community kitchen activity was part of a giant volunteer day that saw nearly 200 Société des casinos du Québec employee volunteers giving of their time to support the food security cause. Watch the video highlights.

Preserving the environment

Employee meeting now ecocertified!


The Casino de Charlevoix has ecocertified an internal meeting of more than 120 employees. The meeting had a sustainable development theme and was the kick-off for new related initiatives the Casino is developing to meet current needs and those of future generations.

The meeting earned the Bureau de normalisation du Québec’s (BNQ) Level 3 certification for eco-friendly events, which means that cooperation was established between event organizers, service providers, participants and users to reduce the event’s environmental impact and increase economic and social benefits for the area.

The Casino is also planning to have other internal events ecocertified over the coming months.

Elimination of bottled water


The Casino de Charlevoix replaced individual water bottles by reusable glasses in its gaming areas, an initiative that drew active participation from both employees and customers.

The project, which was rolled out in all Québec casinos, will eliminate nearly 1.2 million plastic bottles annually.

No more disposable dishes in the employee cafeteria


By removing disposable dishes in the employee cafeteria, the Casino de Charlevoix has made a significant gesture that will avoid throwing away more than 110,000 plastic glasses, 26,000 plastic plates and 250,000 plastic utensils each year.

In addition to helping reserve resources, this action promotes responsible consumption by casino employees.



Actions integrated in an overall approach to sustainable development



Throughout Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries, sustainable development is supported by the responsible management of games of chance, taking into account economic, social and environmental aspects in order to maximize our contribution to the community.

Our commitment leads us to analyze the consequences of our activities in order to, in as much as possible, amplify their positive effects and mitigate negative consequences. This focus is given concrete expression in our sustainable development policy (in French only) [PDF format, 288 KB - Help, updated on June 12, 2007], adopted in 2006, and in our 2013-2015 sustainable development action plan (in French only) [PDF format, 1,3 MB - Help, online as of April 4, 2013].

Sustainable development is one of the six strategic orientations included in our 2010-2013 Strategic Plan [PDF format, 1.8 MB - Help, updated on October 19, 2010].

For more information, see our Profile of Societal Contributions [PDF format, 2.5 MB - Help, online as of October 9, 2012] or our annual report [PDF format, 2.1 MB - Help, online as of August 8, 2013], or visit the page dedicated to sustainable development on Loto-Québec's web site.

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