A step forward to help companies integrate an ecodesign approach to existing business processes
The first course tailored to the needs of Éco Entreprises Québec’s (ÉEQ) contributing companies, packaging manufacturers and concerned partners took place on November 25, 2014, in Montréal.
Program objectives are to provide companies with appropriate tools in a group training format and a personalized in-company coaching session, which enable them to:
- Implement a packaging ecodesign and optimization initiative
- Encourage their packaging suppliers to make better choices
Custom training in the integration of ecodesign and its benefits in the company’s overall business strategy
Did you know that ecodesign is a cost-effective approach that can increase your profit margins by as much as 12% compared to conventional packaged products?
The course helps you clearly identify and understand the issues as well as seize opportunities resulting from new market pressures on container and packaging management. You get to explore how various ecodesign strategies can improve packaging quality when in-house personnel and suppliers get involved in the process in addition to learning about life cycle analysis tools.
The training teaches participants how to apply optimization and ecodesign approaches and suggests best practices for communicating environmental information. The course complements OptimEco.ca, an interactive portal on the ecodesign of containers and packaging, and OptimAction, the initiative measurement and communications tool.
The program consists in:
- A full-day’s training, including a tour of a sorting centre
- A half-day’s coaching session conducted on company premises by an ecodesign expert
The coaching session may be used, among other things, to help launch an initiative, mobilize teams, identify avenues for improving packaging or develop communications strategies.
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