Sustainable development is the overarching paradigm of the United Nations. The concept was described by the 1987 Brundtland Commission Report as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
There are four intertwined components of sustainable development—society, environment, culture and economy. Sustainability is a paradigm for thinking about the future in which environmental, societal and economic considerations are balanced in the pursuit of improved quality of life. For example, a prosperous society relies on a healthy environment to provide food and resources, safe drinking water and clean air for its citizens.Source
WATERAX will share its expertise through awareness-raising initiatives, and will provide support for fire-affected regions and communities to regenerate, build health and resilience.
To reduce the environmental footprint of our products, WATERAX will work with all levels of its value chain towards the goal of carbon neutrality and a circular economy.
WATERAX is committed to playing a positive role in the fight against climate change while pursuing long-term growth. We seek impactful, durable tools and procedures to facilitate our organization’s evolution. We also strive to overcome any preconceived barriers or misconceptions that may cloud attitudes towards sustainable development.
We are conscious of our impact on the lifecycle of our activities. We commit to the continual improvement of our social and environmental impact, while ensuring the sustainability and economic viability of our business.
Path to Sustainable Development
WATERAX was one of 20 small and medium-sized businesses selected to participate in a city of Montreal initiative to promote sustainable development (“Le Parcours Développement Durable Montréal” or “Montreal Path to Sustainable Development”). With the increase in forest fires worldwide there can be no doubt that global warming is having a profound effect on our business. The objective of this initiative was to help companies find innovative solutions grounded in inspiring and durable business models.
WATERAX is proud to be certified ECORESPONSIBLETM Level 1: Engagement issued by Ecocert. The ECOLEADERSHIPTM Methodology provides businesses and organizations with support in their sustainable development management progress. We’re convinced that our certification will have a positive impact on our customers by being able to highlight our environmentally friendly and socially conscious practices, establish a bond of trust with your stakeholders and help us stand above the competition.
ECORESPONSIBILITY means adopting and advocating for responsible practices on a daily basis in order to collectively improve quality of life and environmental conservation.”— Pierre Fillion, CEO, Council for sustainable industries