2024

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Certificate number: BAZ 001/2024 RTI

The Biosphere Certified label is awarded after verifying that sustainable practices are being implemented correctly. It is a guarantee that the entity is fulfilling its commitments.

Aquarium du Québec

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Certificate number: BAZ 001/2024 RTI

The Biosphere Certified label is awarded after verifying that sustainable practices are being implemented correctly. It is a guarantee that the entity is fulfilling its commitments.

Sustainability efforts

What has Aquarium du Québec committed to? Read on to learn more:

The global sustainability of Aquarium du Québec

Aquarium du Québec has demonstrated its sustainability efforts in more than 100 different ways.

  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.
  • They support SMEs and local businesses in the development of their activity.
  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.

Attributes

Authentic entertainmentAuthentic entertainment

Tours

Eco and EnvironmentEco and Environment

Recycling
Environmental project
Animal project

Climate ChangeClimate Change

Renewable energies
Green spaces
Carbon footprint

AccessibilityAccessibility

Braille

Think Global, Act LocalThink Global, Act Local

Solidarity project
Local economy

Sustainability areas

Environment and Climate Change

The sustainability of the processes of catchment, supply, sanitation and treatment of the resource is guaranteed in the following way:

  • They carry out campaigns to inform and raise awareness about cleanliness and the responsible use of water.
  • They adopt measures to avoid contaminating the waters with their activity.
  • They apply measures to reuse water in their facilities.

The company contributes to ensuring and promoting universal access to clean, smart and modern energy services:

  • They prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.

Resources are not infinite, so Aquarium du Québec tries to make efficient use, implement a circular economy and work with responsible consumption patterns.

The entity implements sustainable consumption and production patterns, for example:

  • They apply responsible production and consumption criteria.
  • They adopt measures to minimize the waste they generate with their activity.
  • They collaborate with other entities to promote sustainability in the territory.
  • They promote the 3Rs in their facilities and production models: reduce, recycle and reuse.
  • They control, monitor and report on the management of their waste and impacts.
  • They prioritize the purchase and consumption of local and sustainable products and services.

More and more studies are recognizing the climate emergency. If everyone could do their bit, we could help to reduce greenhouse gases such as CO2. We are pleased to confirm that Aquarium du Québec is working in key areas such as sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and renewable energies.

As a global response to climate change, the entity carries out actions such as:

  • They encourage sustainable mobility.
  • They promote resilience to climate change.
  • They measure and offset the carbon footprint of their activity.

The oceans provide and regulate many of the resources we need in our daily lives: marine biodiversity is essential for the health of the planet. Aquarium du Québec, is committed to protect and care for them, praising them and communicating the importance of their good management. Congratulations!

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They promote the respectful use of beaches and marine environments.
  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • They collaborate to prevent pollution of the seas, oceans and rivers.
  • They carry out actions to raise awareness and protect marine ecosystems.

Preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of natural environments is no easy task. However, Aquarium du Québec deserves recognition for the following actions:

As a strategy and measures relating to the prevention of negative impacts, from this entity:

  • They carry out activities that respect the natural heritage and the local fauna.
  • They provide information on the natural resources of the territory.
  • They help maintain the native flora and fauna, preventing the intrusion of invasive species.
  • They strive to prevent the degradation of terrestrial ecosystems and habitats.
  • They act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.

Society and Culture

Aquarium du Québec is causing a great impact in the territory, participating in projects aimed at ending global poverty.

In order to promote inclusive economic development, from this entity:

  • They participate in international humanitarian solidarity projects.
  • They promote social-economic growth in their environment.
  • They collaborate with programs and social projects in their environment.

How can health risks be prevented and good practices promoted? This entity is a great example of this, striving for the well-being of workers, customers and stakeholders.

To promote healthy activities and prevent health risks:

  • They apply safety and risk prevention measures.
  • They promote the adoption of healthier lifestyles and habits.
  • They participate in projects aimed at promoting better health for people.
  • They collaborate with health systems in favor of collective health.

All learning leads to change as a result. Whether it is to raise awareness or to acquire technical skills, Aquarium du Québec is getting it right in its pursuit and approach to sustainability.

To ensure the existence of inclusive and quality training:

  • They promote knowledge about sustainable development.
  • They care about training their staff.
  • They participate in the development of educational projects of other entities.

In the words of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary, "Women's equality must be a central component in any attempt to solve social, economic and political problems." A statement that serves as the focus of Aquarium du Québec's gender policy.

To become a powerful tool for women's empowerment, from this entity:

  • They control and evaluate their measures of empowerment and equality.
  • They promote labor empowerment in their work systems.
  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.

We can all help create more diverse and sustainable communities. Read on to learn more about their great efforts:

To work to avoid the pernicious effects of overcrowding, from this entity:

  • Its offer includes local cultural products and activities.
  • They offer information about the local heritage and the traditions of the place.
  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • They create alliances with local companies to avoid Overtourism.

To inspire sincerity and participation, from this entity:

  • They care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.
  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.
  • They inform about the available public services and the places of interest of the place.

Governance and Economy

To ensure a responsible consumption model, actions are carried out, such as:

  • For their supplies, they prioritize agri-food products and suppliers that follow more respectful and sustainable practices.
  • They prioritize and publicize products from local agriculture and KM0.

In this entity, to create decent and productive employment:

  • They facilitate work-life balance and the employment of less favored groups.
  • Encourage innovation and continuous improvement among their employees.

This entity makes great efforts to create a healthier, more accessible and intelligent world.

We all have to put ourselves at the service of the communities, and to this end, in this entity:

  • Promote improvements in the infrastructure of the neighbourhood/community around them.
  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • Prioritise the use of new technologies for more sustainable activity.
  • They encourage the planning, design and construction of sustainable infrastructures.

The great efforts of Aquarium du Québec to eliminate barriers and integrate the rest of the people regardless of their condition should be recognized. To this end, this entity carries out actions such as:

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

  • Facilitate universal accessibility for their customers and workers.
  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.
  • They support SMEs and local businesses in the development of their activity.

A true sustainable development cannot be achieved without the cooperation and coordination of all the stakeholders involved. Congratulations Aquarium du Québec for your great efforts to fight for a common good: sustainability!

It is necessary to build alliances for sustainability. To this end:

  • They collaborate with academic institutions in favor of sustainable development.
  • They share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.
  • They create agreements and alliances in favor of sustainability

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