Social, environmental and economic responsibility
For Enviro Ecocredit, sustainable development is an integral part of our business model. This chart seeks to reaffirm our organization’s commitments to sustainable development:
Promote a responsible, voluntary carbon economy through its actions and solutions in environmental finance.
Sensitize decision makers to the importance of voluntary actions toward greenhouse gas reduction.
Favour the development of SME skills in the area of climate management.
Contribute to local and regional development.
The majority of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the transport, energy, residual materials, industrial production and agriculture sectors.
The main sectors responsible for GHG emissions in Québec
Residential, commercial, and institutional sectors14%
- The transport sector (road, domestic air, domestic maritime and rail) emits 34.9Mt CO2 eq., which is 43% of greenhouse gas emissions in Quebec. Road transport alone represents 78.2% of emissions in this sector, which is 33.6% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
- The industrial sector emits 25 Mt. CO2eq, which is 30.8% of total emissions in Quebec. For this sector, energy consumption represents 53.2% of emissions, 46.2% of which coming from industrial processing and 0.6% coming from escaped emissions, the use of solvents and the like. It is notable that the principal emitters are found in this sector – these being the businesses subject to market regulations (greater than 25,000 tons CO2 eq per establishment in 2013). However, the number of SMEs (less than 200 employees) operating in this sector is also considerable.
- Residential, commercial, and institutional sectors produce 7.7 Mt CO2 eq, which is 9.5 % of total greenhouse gas emissions coming from building heating.
- Agriculture represents 7.5 Mt CO2 eq., which is 9.2% of total emissions in Quebec
- Waste represents 5.9 Mt CO2 eq. and electricity 0.21Mt CO2, which is 5.9% and 0.3% of total greenhouse gas emissions respectively.