Boréalis among HSBC International Business Awards finalists

MAGOG, QC, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Boréalis is very proud to be amongst the finalists for the HSBC International Business Awards, an HSBC Bank Canada initiative launched in collaboration with BUSINESS without BORDERS, which highlights the achievements of Canadian enterprises that have distinguished themselves internationally with regards to Trade and Business Strategy.

Since 2004, the company has been developing software which allows companies operating in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries to meet their corporate social responsibility commitments in every part of the world. "This nomination fulfills our desire to position Boréalis as a leader and catalyst for our clients," said Jules Paquette, Co-Founder and President of the company.

Among the four awards to be presented to finalists, an "International Business of the Year" prize will be awarded to a small-to-medium enterprise whose excellence is attributed to innovative strategies, a clear understanding of foreign markets, and having successfully faced the challenges of exportation. In the "Leadership in International Trade" category, two other prizes will be awarded to two enterprises having distinguished themselves in areas of high economic growth, namely: Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Finalists have been selected by a panel of experts consisting of representatives from Export Development Canada, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Import Export Canada, University of British Columbia, McGill University, Groupe Les Affaires, Canadian Business magazine and the Globe and Mail. Winners will be selected by the expert panel and honored during a Gala event reuniting all contest finalists, which will be held in Toronto on October 23, 2012.

"Convinced of the relevance and potential of a system for managing the social impact of enterprises carrying out large-scale operations, we have tackled the international market without hesitation since the establishment of Boréalis,"Jules Paquette concluded.

To qualify for HSBC International Business Awards, a company must be owned by a majority of Canadians (50.1 percent) and its headquarters must be located in Canada. At least 10 percent of its sales must be generated abroad, with a sales increase of at least CAD$ 2.5 million for each of the previous two fiscal years.

About Boréalis

Founded in Magog in 2004, Boréalis offers a comprehensive solution which allows extractive companies to manage their social and environmental impacts in order to optimize both its strategic and operational activities. Boréalis is internationally renowned for providing enterprises with corporate social responsibility (CSR) best practice solutions geared towards large-scale Mining and Oil & Gas projects. www.boreal-is.com

About the HSBC International Business Awards : http://www.bwob.ca/awards/

About HSBC Bank Canada: http://www.hsbc.ca

About BUSINESS without BORDERS: http://www.bwob.ca/

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For further information or to request an interview with Jules Paquette, President of Boréalis, please contact Louis Aucoin at 514 571-6033.

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