STM honoured by the Conseil du bâtiment durable du Québec for its approach to sustainability
The Société de transport de Montréal was honoured at the first edition of the Gala des prix d’excellence Durabilys, organized by the Conseil du bâtiment durable du Québec, held last evening. The STM received an award of excellence in the « social responsibility of companies and organizations » category, while the Stinson bus garage also received an award for its green roof.
Montréal, March 24, 2016 – The Société de transport de Montréal was honoured at the first edition of the Gala des prix d’excellence Durabilys, organized by the Conseil du bâtiment durable du Québec, held last evening. The STM received an award of excellence in the « social responsibility of companies and organizations » category, while the Stinson bus garage also received an award for its green roof.
The Durabilys awards serve to recognize and promote organizations that stand above the rest through their business practices, policies and exemplary programs, as they contribute to the advancement of sustainable building in Québec. The honour was bestowed on the STM to highlight the quality of its approach to sustainability, unique in the way it is central to the STM and all its decisions. In doing so, the company is helping to consistently improve the environmental, social and economic performance of its projects and activities.
The key to success: everyone is involved
« The success of the STM’s approach to social responsibility rests on a common purpose shared by all employees. This award underscores the importance of embracing sustainability and motivates us to press forward with our actions! », declared Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors.
If the STM’s bid appealed to jury members, it is because the company expresses its commitment in a number of different ways when carrying out projects:
- The Stinson bus garage obtained LEED Gold certification in August 2015
- The STM approach to sustainable procurement helped raise the value of contracts that include sustainability criteria from 42% in 2011 to 74% in 2015.
- The new AZUR métro cars include eco design requirements, including a minimum recyclability rate of 92%.
- The service point for the homeless, an innovative partnership with social workers and community groups, provides access to resources to homeless people in the métro.
Stinson : one of Montreal's largest green roof
The Stinson project stands out because of its expansive green roof, whose total surface is greater than one and half football fields. Indeed, last evening, it was also rewarded with a Prix toitures végétalisées Durabilys 2016 in the « Industrial/commercial » category.
Stinson bus garage
Service point for the homeless
Société de transport de Montréal