The STM publishes its second Report on Sustainable Development

Press release


The STM publishes its second
Report on Sustainable Development

Montréal, June 17, 2010
Today, the STM published its Sustainable Development Report 2009 that presents the company’s main achievements in terms of sustainable development for 2009.

The report follows the same structure as the STM’s Sustainable Development Action Plan, which revolves around 12 strategic objectives that come under three main focus areas, namely Sustainable mobility, Sustainable management and Promotion of sustainable development.

The report also presents the highlights for 2009, including:

  • A 4% overall increase in the offer of transit service, helping to avoid even more greenhouse gas emissions by transit users
  • 3 011 jobs supported by the acquisition of goods and services, a 39% growth since 2006
  • 3 083 tonnes of recovered residual materials, an increase of 57% since 2006
  • Completion of the inventory of 27 contaminated and potentially contaminated properties
  • A 7% rise in greenhouse gas emissions, due to expanded bus services
  • Training for project managers and engineers aimed at factoring sustainable development criteria into project planning and design
  • An 18% decrease in the frequency of work-related accidents
  • Consultation among internal and external stakeholders on the subject of sustainable development

The report also details employee initiatives related to sustainable development and the awards received from outside organizations. In 2009, employees received four such awards, while the STM received another nine.

The complete report is available in an electronic format; only the six-page Highlights document was printed. As a supplement to the report, a chart presenting more than 70 sustainable development indicators is evidence of the STM’s serious approach to the matter.

The 2008 report was entered in an international competition of sustainable development reports held by CorporateRegister subject to a vote by internet users, who appreciated the chart of indicators and the concrete action taken in relation to the action plan. The STM was very proud to learn that it ranked 5th in the world in the Best First Time Report category.

The Sustainable Development Report 2009 is available on the STM website at:

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