We work every day with products that stem from nature. We are therefore very aware of the importance of reducing our ecological footprint. For this reason we have adopted a sustainable approach in all spheres of our activities for more then 20 years.
Courchesne Larose is proud to be one of the rare fruit and vegetable distribution companies to be certified Level 2 Performance Eco-Responsible. This achievement is proof of our desire to make a tangible contribution to the sustainable development of our planet.
Being supported by many partners specializing in sustainable development, we were able to identify the main issues on which our organization wishes to focus by 2025. These issues take the form of 4 objectives.
In terms of sustainable development, we have implemented several actions allowing our company to position itself as an eco-responsible leader within our industry and our community. Aware of our responsibility, we are constantly working to implement the latest technologies and advances in sustainable development. Discover the results of our actions in the following 4 dimensions of sustainable development.
This charter testifies to Courchesne Larose's commitment to integrating the principles of sustainable development into all spheres of the company's activities (from strategic decision-making processes to day-to-day operations), in strict compliance with the laws and regulations in force.Download our charter
Preserving the environment and reducing the ecological footprint are the basis of our environmental ambitions. Our actions are based on the desire to take responsibility for our impacts on society and the environment.
Arranging loading docks so that truck doors can open inside the warehouse.
Use of the AirocideMD® system. Developed by NASA, it eliminates airborne mold, fungi and bacteria, as well as volatile organic compounds such as ethylene.
The conditions under which the products stored are carefully controlled by a state-of-the-art refrigeration system, cooled with CO2. In addition, the temperature and humidity of each room are computer calibrated, so as to create the ideal environment for the products therein.
Creation of a division called LOOP Mission dedicated to the food processing of unsold products into juice.
A large part of the residual materials is transformed into biogas.
90% of the products are sold in bulk (unpackaged).
Participation in the Cascades Recovery+ program.
Recovery, recycling and re-routing of cardboard waste by Cascades.
Acquisition of 8 refrigerated trailers to replace those running on diesel.
Use of a delivery tracking system to optimize travel and associated pollution (ROADNET). 100% of the fleet is equipped with the system.
Replacement of lead-acid forklift batteries by lithium-ion electric models from the Quebec company UgoWork. About 90 batteries have been replaced, almost 100%.
The Anjou warehouse lighting has been modernized with LED bulbs and a Lutron system for motion detector lighting.
We aim to develop the company while meeting all of our employees needs in terms of health, safety and well-being in the workplace.
An Occupational Health and Safety Committee has been created, meets regularly and is proactive in its actions and recommendations.
Integration training program with operator training (OHS)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered to everyone. 3 free hours for each employee and / or their family.
Donation Moisson Montreal, South Shore and Laurentians
Survey completed by employees on their workplace mobilization (working conditions, relations with managers, evaluation, motivation, etc.)
We develop growth and economic efficiency, through sustainable production and consumption methods.
Courchesne Larose suppliers systematically fill out a questionnaire to validate that their health practices and / or certifications meet quality criteria.
The Louis-Charles Routhier Foundation, set up by the former owner of Courchesne Larose, helps the Je Passe Partout organisation.
We ensure that our company is managed and administered in a way that meets the challenges of sustainable development while respecting our values, our vision and our mission.
Courchesne Larose holds a level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) version 9 certification.
The SQF is a rigorous food safety management system, recognized worldwide by the Global Food Safety Initiative. It allows products to be certified and tracked at all stages of the supply chain : from primary production to food manufacturing, including agent and broker distribution and certification.