Perspective

Environmental, social, and governance performance, according to Pomerleau.

Our ESG strategy

Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into all of our practices is essential to help our industry move in the right direction, in collaboration with our clients and partners.

That's why we put our collective intelligence to work and developed an ESG strategy that has six main priorities within four overarching themes.  

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Our main targets

Our targets represent concrete objectives that we have set out to accomplish within a specific timeframe. Discover them all by reading our detailed report.

Our targets

2030

Transition to a Net Zero world by aiming to reduce GHG emissions by 40% (scopes 1 and 2) by 2030, with 2021 as the reference year.

2022

Hire an Indigenous Relations Advisor to ensure the participation of Indigenous peoples in our operations.

2025

Electrify 75% of our fleet of construction vehicles to reduce the GHG emissions associated with our operations.

2025

Offer our clients traceability of residual materials across all our projects, and adopt a target for the reduction, reuse, and diversion of residual materials.

2022

Communicate our statement of intent regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and roll out respect and civility training across our operations.

2030

Increase our number of building projects seeking certification by 30% compared to 2021.

Our 6 priorities

TRANSFORM OUR PRACTICES TO ELEVATE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Through innovation, the construction industry could build more efficiently and generate more sustainable, safer, and higher quality projects. Our vision of innovation is rooted in a desire to help our industry evolve with the help of our partners and clients, in order to raise standards for the benefit of the entire population. Three ambitions act as stepping-stones for this strategy:

→ Innovate to improve our industry

→ Accelerate the digitization of our practices

→ Collaborate with all industry players to join forces and bring about change

Discover our innovation strategy

ASSESS A PROJECT'S VALUE THROUGH ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT

We let science be our guiding light to significantly reduce our own emissions (scopes 1 and 2) and transform our value chain (scope 3) to contribute to a Net Zero world. We can therefore better structure our approach and prioritize the actions that will generate the most impact. This strategy is composed of three ambitions:

→ Decarbonize our operations by reducing our GHG emissions

→ Enable our partners and clients to transition to a low-carbon economy

→ Accelerate the transition by going beyond demand and increasing carbon sinks

Discover our strategy to fight climate change

MAXIMIZE THE LIFESPAN OF GOODS AND MATERIALS

To encourage the circularity of goods and materials, our strategy relies on reducing our resource consumption and protecting the ecosystems that generate them, as well as reusing, recycling, or reconsidering the value of existing materials. To ensure that our strategy is reflected throughout our value chain, we focus on two ambitions:

→ Account for residual materials to better manage them

→ Integrate circular economy principles into our procurement processes

Discover our strategy on the circularity of goods and materials

MEASURE SUCCESS THROUGH THE LENS OF COLLECTIVE PROSPERITY

We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve across Canada: giving ease and confort to our communities, making them more inclusive and fair. Our strategy to enrich our social impact with communities is based on three main goals:

→ Deepen ties with the communities where our projects take place

→ Support communities through strategic donations and sponsorships

→ Identify and maximize our projects' social impact

Discover our community relations strategy

MAKE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS

In hopes of contribution to reconciliation, we recognize the importance of fostering self-determination, namely socio-economic self-determination, for Indigenous peoples. In 2021, we adopted a strategy to cultivate intentional, respectful, and responsive business relations with Indigenous peoples. In doing so, we followed a guiding ambition:

→ To establish an engagement policy and a concrete action plan to help maximize the participation of Indigenous peoples in our various projects

Discover our commitments towards Indigenous peoples

FOSTER BUSINESS GROWTH BY UPLIFTING OUR PEOPLE

We have always been committed to creating a work environment that enables our teams to reach their full potential. To offer everyone an equal chance to progress and in hopes that all of our stakeholders recognize themselves in our way of doing things, we have adopted a strategy that evolves around a guiding ambition:

→ Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, focusing first and foremost on respect

Discover our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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2021 ESG performance report

We are proud to release our first ever ESG performance report. This report is an opportunity for us to measure our progress in terms of the actions we have already put in place, but also to reaffirm our intention to take part in the construction industry's shift towards more sustainable business practices, whether by aspiring to brand-new objectives or by raising our level of ambition.

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A Strategy in Line with SDGs

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal action plan that aims to ensure the wellbeing of people and the planet are central concerns. Through our six main priorities we contribute more specifically to the following SDGs: