April, 25, 2013

Annual General Assembly

ÉEQ outlines major issues for 2012-2013

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) held its Annual General Assembly on April 25, 2013, to present the year’s highlights reported in the Annual Report (English version available in mid-May). Board Chair Denis Brisebois acknowledged the tremendous efforts made by contributing companies, as they were required to make accelerated payments for 2010, 2011 and 2012 Schedule of ContributionsThe Schedule of Contributions is made up of the application rules, which govern (1) obligation terms, (2) the definition of designated materials, (3) parameters for Company Reports, and (4) administrative terms relating to contribution payments. The Schedule of Contributions also includes a contribution table, which allocates the annual amount of compensation due for a given class of materials (e.g. containers and packaging) and its various component materials (e.g. glass, metal, plastic, cardboard, etc.).
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Schedule of Contributions
in so short a timespan, and also emphasized the important role ÉEQ is gearing up to play at each step along the curbside recycling value chain.

ÉEQ’s President and CEO, Maryse Vermette, outlined the organization’s achievements in 2012, including the launch of the Bacs+ group for the enhancement of curbside recycling and ÉEQ’s activity based costing study that resulted in the early 2013 publication of a draft amendment to the regulation on the compensation plan, the main focus of which was to settle the non-designated materials issue. Ms. Vermette also stressed the active role played by ÉEQ in this regard, i.e. the presentation of a substantial submission to the government and mobilization of more than a hundred companies to bring their concerns to the attention of elected officials.

Finally, in order to properly position ÉEQ to take on future challenges and ensure it reflects the reality of contributing companies, Board Directors approved an amendment to ÉEQ’s by-laws to add two seats to the Board in order to broaden member representativeness. View the complete memorandum »


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