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Environmentally responsible operations

HEC Montréal tries to consume only the resources that it needs, until the end of their life cycle. The School also ensures that the materials and tools it uses are reused or recycled.

Waste management

4 categories (PDFs available in French only)

Management of electronic waste, batteries and ink cartridges

There are recycling stations at the Louis-Colin entrance of the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building and in front of the Coop HEC Montréal store on the second floor of the Decelles building.

  • Electronic waste go in the Electrobac.
  • Batteries go in the designated bin.
  • Ink cartridges can go in the Mira Foundation’s recycling bin.

Large electronic devices, batteries and hazardous materials are not accepted. Please contact your local Ecocentre.

Surplus goods management

HEC Montréal manages its surplus property so as to optimize property use and benefit society. With that in mind, the School developed a reference document to help managers make responsible choices.

Bureau en trop

Bureau en trop is a self-service drop-off point where HEC Montréal staff can leave surplus office items and furniture. This circular economy project helps reduce the School’s consumption of office materials.

Staff can access this area by asking for the key at the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building’s mail desk (room RC-390). To dispose of surplus items, you can go in person or complete a Maximo service request.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs), energy and circularity

HEC Montréal aims to go carbon neutral by 2040. In 2022, the School will develop a sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and ethics action plan to define the actions, steps and milestones required to achieve this goal.

The main GHG-reduction axes are:

  • Building electrification
  • Responsible procurement
  • Resource circularity
  • Responsible investment

Environmentally responsible events guide

The Sustainable Transition Office stays up-to-date on best practices for planning environmentally responsible events. The OSD ensures that all community members know and follow them.

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