B Corp Certification
OPTEL Now One Step Closer to Creating a Better World,
Named First Certified B Corporation in Quebec City
OPTEL is proud to be a Certified B Corporation, a group of companies that are leading a movement to use business as a force for good, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparence.
OPTEL is especially proud of this certification as it signifies many firsts. In fact, OPTEL is not only the first company in Quebec City to become a Certified B Corporation, but is also among the first companies in the world, for the pharmaceutical and high-tech industry to gain this distinction.
This is an important step in our mission to encourage individuals and corporations to initiate or take part in actions that benefit people, business, communities and the planet. We want to be a part of the companies that redefine success in business and strive to not only be the best in the world in their field, but also the best for the world as a whole.
OPTEL’s B Corp Story
OPTEL joined the B Corp movement because it is perfectly aligned with its own values and vision. In addition, with more than 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together toward the same unifying goal, the B Corp certification offers the strength of a growing community, which is key in creating momentum for this important initiative.
How did OPTEL obtain the certification?
OPTEL was able to become a Certified B Corp as a result of years of great practices in the community and environmental actions. Such initiatives include:
- OPTEL supporting various causes and communities, committing to donate 2% of its annual profits to local charitable organizations in all its international locations.
- OPTEL measuring its energy consumption and using several systems (such as smart lighting, etc.) to save energy and sensitize employees to the importance of this action. One of OPTEL’s objectives for 2017 is to reduce energy consumption by 5%.
- OPTEL making sure that 50 to 74% of materials used to manufacture products are either recycled, renewable or selected based on environmental criteria.
“I strongly believe that social responsibility can coexist with profitability and that we all have to play our part and take action so that future generations inherit a better, more sustainable world. Part of my mission is to inspire other business leaders to join this movement, so it’s very important to me that we practice what we preach.”
Louis Roy, OPTEL President
See our official Certified B Corporation profile HERE.