LASALLE, QC, Feb. 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - La Brasserie Labatt is proud
to announce that its environmental innovation efforts were rewarded at
the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie du Sud-Ouest's annual Unio
Recognition Evening. It is the first time that La Brasserie Labatt has
been recognized at this prestigious event, whose 2012 edition was held
at Cégep André-Laurendeau on Thursday evening, February 16, with more
than 300 guests in attendance.
A total of 20 companies in the Grand Sud-Ouest region received awards.
Luc Harrisson, La Brasserie Labatt's Manager of Environment, Health &
Safety, was very pleased to be on hand to accept the award from the
Chambre de commerce for the brewery's outstanding environmental
performance and improved productivity. Jacques Fortin, General Manager
and Commissioner of Economic Development for the Développement
économique LaSalle organization and a member of the jury, said: "We had
many companies deserving of distinctions this year, but Labatt clearly
In fact, in addition to the numerous honours its has received in recent
years for its environmental efforts as part of its Better World program, La Brasserie Labatt's adoption of innovative management tools
has produced significant reductions in the brewery's consumption of
water, fuel and electricity as well as its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The company also recovers over 98% of its waste, including
glass, metal, cardboard paper and spent grains.
"The environment is a subject of major concern at La Brasserie Labatt.
We are constantly looking for ways to increase our productivity, while
significantly reducing our ecological footprint," says Jennifer
Damiani, Communications Manager. She adds: "To attain these goals,
innovation and the implementation of sustainable development
initiatives are essential. So we are proud today to see our efforts
acknowledged before the business community of the south-west region
La Brasserie Labatt's presence at the Unio Recognition Evening will
benefit from further visibility among the 10,000 businesspeople and
more than 200,000 residents of the Grand Sud-Ouest region, who will be
informed via the local weekly newspapers.
About Labatt Breweries of Canada
With a proud Canadian heritage going back to 1847, Labatt employs more
than 3,000 people and operates six breweries that deliver over 60
quality brands to consumers. Labatt Blue (Bleue in Quebec), Kokanee,
Keith's, Budweiser and Bud Light are among the most popular products
brewed by the company nationally and regionally. Labatt has owned a
facility in LaSalle since 1956 and operates some 20 distribution
centres in Quebec.
As an integral part of AB InBev, the world's leading brewer, which
produces more than 200 fine beers in 130 countries, Labatt also makes
world-renowned beers like Stella Artois, Brahma and Beck's available to
customers across Canada.
Image with caption: "Mr Luc Harrisson, Manager of Environment, Health & Safety at La Brasserie Labatt; Mrs Manon Barbe, Mayor of the LaSalle borough, Montreal. (CNW Group/LABATT BREWING COMPANY LIMITED)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120220_C5653_PHOTO_EN_10244.jpg
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