Business Ecoresponsible Practices

Voluntary Code for the Optimization of Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter

On September 15, 2011, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) launched the Voluntary Code for the Optimization of Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter in the presence of Pierre Arcand, Minister of Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs, and representatives of the 11 first signatory companies.

Voluntary CodeAs the industry's first voluntary initiative in Canada, the Voluntary Code proactively encourages companies to adopt best practices in the design of packaged products and printed matter. This life cycle approach takes into consideration environmental, economic and social issues related to packaged products, which are today considered as factors of competitiveness and performance.

Phase 1, Part 1

In keeping with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Program and in compliance with the requirements set out in the 2011-15 Action Plan related to Quebec’s Residual Management Policy, the Voluntary Code provides companies with a framework that stimulates innovation as well as identifies and promotes best practices related to ecodesign.

ÉEQ suggests that companies implement initiatives that are based on 3 areas for action:

Consult Reference Documents

Timeline of the Voluntary Code for the Optimization of Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter
Timeline of the Voluntary Code for the Optimization of Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter

First Signatories of the Voluntary Code for the Optimization of Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter
Lassonde Cascades Costco
Lavo Leclerc
Fruits et passion Metro
Olymel Provigo Rona
Sobeys SAQ  

Ambassadors of the Voluntary Code for the Optimization of Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter

Association Canadienne de l'industrie des Plastiques Conseil canadien du commerce de détail CTAC - Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire et des produits de consommation
Conseil québécois du commerce de détail IPD Fédération des Plastiques et Alliances Composites
Quantis PPEC/CEEPC  

We’re Committed – We’re Signing On!

For a copy of the Voluntary Code, fill out the request form.

For more information on conditions for subscribing to the Voluntary Code, please e-mail your questions to: reftechniques@ecoentreprises.qc.ca.

Last update : March-04-13

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