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.
Partnership with Moisson organizations
In October 2016, the SCQ (Société des casinos du Québec) organized a food drive and volunteer day in its establishments. The goal was to support a cause it has taken to heart for many years: food security.
Our employees helped collect more than 11,000 kg of foodstuffs, which were then distributed to the partner Moisson organizations: Moisson Montréal, Moisson Outaouais, Moisson Laurentides, and the Service alimentaire et d’aide budgétaire de Charlevoix-Est, associated with Moisson Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.
More than 300 employees from the casinos, SCQ and Loto-Québec also joined forces for a volunteer day on October 20, taking part in various tasks, such as collecting foodstuffs at grocery stores and sorting them in a warehouse, or preparing meals in support of the Moisson organizations’ activities.
Everyone’s efforts helped make the October initiatives a resounding success and make the partnership between SCQ and the Moisson organizations stronger than ever.
Over the past few years, the casinos and Moisson organizations have been working together in support of food security. The partnership aims to offer employees opportunities to positively contribute to their local community by taking part in volunteer or community commitment operations.
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.