Englobe Corp. hails the Quebec Ministry of Environment's improvement initiative on Soils Protection and Land Decontamination

LAVAL, QC, April 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Englobe Corp. welcomes yesterday's announcement about the release of the new version of the Soils Protection and Land Decontamination Policy and its 2017-2021 Action plan, made by Quebec Environment Minister, Mr. David Heurtel. The revised Policy confirms the Ministry's strong commitment to prioritize the use and development of Green Technologies in the contaminated soil management and treatment fields, in order to rectify wrongs of the past.

Englobe supports the Ministry's willingness to open new paths regarding reclamation of treated soils. By putting forward stronger incentives for optimum treatment of contaminated soils such as materials' traceability and reutilization of slightly contaminated soils, the new Policy contributes to the territory's sustainable revitalization while protecting resources.

The Minister worked towards a comprehensive review of the Policy, which was more than 20 years old, in a spirit of openness and attentiveness with respect to all stakeholders, proving that economic development and sustainable protection of the environment do go together. Englobe is planning to pursue its collaboration with the various stakeholders involved in the implementation of these new improvements and of the action plan.

About Englobe Corp.

In operation for more than 50 years and founded in Quebec, Englobe is one of Canada's largest organizations specialized in soils, materials and environmental engineering. Leader, among others, in contaminated soils treatment with environmental safe biological processes, Englobe owns and operates several facilities for contaminated soil treatment, organic waste management as well as biomass valorization in Quebec, in Ontario, in Northern Canada and in Europe.

Englobe decontaminates and recycles more than one million metric tons of contaminated soils and materials each year, invests in degraded sites reforestation and commits extensive funds in innovation and development.

In 2016, Englobe was acknowledged as the Winner of 'Best Overall Project' at the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) Brownie Awards ceremony, in honour of its ongoing efforts with the environmental remediation work being undertaken in Lac Megantic, Quebec.

A strong symbol of its Leadership and commitment, Englobe unveiled its first-ever Community Engagement Plan on March 28th at Saint-Henri-de-Lévis. Information, involvement and good-neighbourly relations are promoted by a proactive approach at Englobe's operation facilities and this Plan is in line with its inherent sustainable management practices.

At Englobe, our passionate people, our experience and expertise allow us to provide you with tailored solutions, which meet your needs, budget and schedule. For more information please visit www.englobecorp.com


SOURCE Englobe

For further information: Manon Leblond, Advisor, Communications - Englobe, 1200 St-Martin Blvd. West, suite 400, Laval (Quebec), H7S 2E4, T 514.281.5151, ext. 113090, manon.leblond@englobecorp.com

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