Notice of release
Québec, September 14, 2021. – What are the main eco-responsible business practices implemented by Québec businesses? Which clean technologies are used the most? The Institut de la statistique du Québec released today two bulletins that provide a picture of the situation based on the 2019 results of its Survey on Sustainable Development, Eco-Responsible Practices and Clean Technologies.
In total, 81.6% of the businesses covered by the survey, i.e. those with at least one employee in Québec, reported having implemented at least one eco-responsible business practice in 2019.
The higher a business’s revenues, the more likely it was to adopt eco-responsible business practices.
The most common eco-responsible business practices were:
In 2019, 29.7% of businesses had implemented eco-responsible business practices related to the fight against climate change.
In Québec, 65.4% of businesses reported using clean technologies in 2019: businesses with 5 or more employees more so (71.0%) than those with 1 to 4 employees (60.2%).
Clean technologies related to residual materials management, including recycling, were the most frequently used by businesses in Québec (54.8%). They were followed by clean technologies that promote good water management (13.7%) and those aimed at improving energy efficiency, energy management or the use of efficient industrial or commercial equipment (11.9%).
One out of four businesses used at least one clean technology to address climate change (26.1%).
The bulletins also contain results by business size, revenue and industry sector.
View the two bulletins:
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