Sustainable development | Casino du Lac-Leamy
In this section, you will learn about the many efforts the Casino du Lac-Leamy has made to maximize its contribution to the community. The Casino’s various initiatives relate to the three dimensions of sustainable development:
- social fairness
- economic performance.
In this section, you will learn about the many efforts the Casino de Montréal has made to maximize its contribution to the community. The Casino’s various initiatives relate to the three dimensions of sustainable development:
- social fairness
- economic performance.
Fighting food insecurity through a long-standing partnership with Moisson food banks
For several years now, the casinos have been working with Moisson food banks across Québec in their fight against food insecurity—a cause they both deeply care about. Through this partnership, the casinos have given employees opportunities to positively impact their communities and take part in volunteer and community service activities.
Some of these activities include food drives, fundraisers, and an annual volunteer day for casino and head office employees. In the fall of 2018, over 220 employees spent time sorting foodstuffs at the Moisson warehouse, took part in the Guignolée des médias, cooked meals, and organized food drives at local grocery stores. Through these activities, employees helped collect close to 15,000 kg of foodstuffs and raise over $5,000.
Service contracts awarded to local suppliers
The Casino du Lac-Leamy awards more than 50 service contracts to local suppliers each year (maintenance, landscaping, food, etc.). This represents nearly 400 indirect jobs that are created or maintained by the Casino.
In all, Québec’s casinos purchase nearly 271 million dollars annually in goods and services from 1,300 businesses in the province.
This policy is used by all of Québec’s casinos.
A Restaurant Partner with Ocean Wise
The restaurant Le Baccara is proud to support the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. When you see this symbol on our menu, you are choosing sustainably sourced seafood.
Eco-Responsible Waste Management
The Casino du Lac-Leamy is proud to contribute to the protection of the environment by managing waste in an eco-responsible manner. In keeping with that principle, used equipment that is not fit to be donated to an organization in the region and would otherwise be sent to the trash will now be handed over to organizations specializing in materials recovery. Each item will be disposed of according to type: electronics and computer equipment will be sent to a Gatineau factory specializing in the recycling of communications and IT waste; textiles will be shredded and reused as insulation; all types of metals will be sent to a company that melts them down; and, finally, dangerous substances and chemical products will be sent to a company certified by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement, de la Faune et des parcs, where they will be treated and recycled in an environmentally respectful manner.
Helping the Environment on a Daily Basis
The Casino du Lac-Leamy encourages its employees to make an effort to help the environment on a daily basis. Two additional recycling bins have been installed to collect small electronic devices as well as Tassimo capsules. Congratulations for this excellent initiative!
Electric recharging stations for customers
The Casino du Lac-Leamy has installed two electric recharging stations in its parking facilities for clients to use during their visit. This is just one more of the establishment’s many sustainable development and social commitment initiatives. These new recharging stations are part of the Circuit électrique, Québec’s largest public recharging network, which currently boasts nearly 200 240-volt recharging stations.
The Casino du Lac-Leamy Honoured for its Energy Efficiency Program
The Casino du Lac-Leamy is one of the Québec businesses honoured by Hydro-Québec for their considerable efforts in implementing energy efficiency programs. Discover the members of the réseau Écoélectrique.
An efficient composting system
The Casino du Lac-Leamy has been a participant in Gatineau’s municipal composting program. Thanks to its compostable matter reclamation system, the Casino is able to divert hundreds of tons of composted organic matter from landfill sites.
Both customers and employees participate daily in this by using the appropriate bins that are available in all kitchens, dining areas, bars, bathrooms and gaming areas of the Casino. This initiative helps educate more than three million annual visitors about the importance of the environment.
Ecoresponsible event packages
The Casino du Lac-Leamy convention centre now offers a solution for event organizers looking to responsibly manage their events. Four new, ready-to-go packages now let them organize and promote acknowledged actions that incorporate the principles of sustainable development.
The packages incorporate the principles set out by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec and assist organizers in taking concrete measures to reduce the ecological footprint of their events through offsets, support for local businesses and trash reclamation.
The Casino du Lac-Leamy has moved forward with environmentally-friendly horticulture that includes the use of annuals, hardy plants that can tolerate drought and 100% natural fertilizers.
Actions integrated in an overall approach to sustainable development
Throughout Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries, sustainable development is supported by the responsible management of games of chance, taking into account economic, social and environmental aspects in order to maximize our contribution to the community.
Our commitment leads us to analyze the consequences of our activities in order to, in as much as possible, amplify their positive effects and mitigate negative consequences.
For more information, visit the Documentation Centre on Loto‑Québec's web site.