Environment – Quebec’s carbon footprint program is being praised as an innovative first for North America. The plan, which seeks to assist companies in determining how much carbon is in their products and pass this information onto the consumer.
Sam Hamad, the Minister of Responsible Economic Development, stated, “Our companies will be among the first in the world to take advantage of their low carbon footprints to better position themselves in their respective sectors.” Ten of these companies will help the government establish a certification system to match international standards, such as those in the UK, Sweden, Japan, and France, where similar projects exist.
It benefits many companies to be open about the environmental impact of their goods and how that impact can be changed. It is, for many, a selling point. And for the companies it doesn’t benefit, well, they know who they are.
Read more at the Montreal Gazette.