Horizons · Friday, April 21, 2017

Five entrepreneurs who think green

Horizons

Saving the environment is everyone’s business, and that includes companies who are increasingly putting sustainable development at the heart of their mission. Here are five Quebec entrepreneurs building companies with the future in mind.

MÉLISSA HARVEY of ZORAH BIOCOSMÉTIQUES

After discovering the benefits of argan oil after a stay in Morocco, Mélissa and Harvey and Richard Morin launched their business. Zorah Biocosmétiques is the only company in North America to offer organic, ecologically friendly, fair trade cosmetics.

Read about Mélissa Harveys defining moment

Discover also : B Corp certification: Responsible entrepreneurship

Louis Tremblay of AddÉnergie

AddÉnergie is a leader a recharging solutions for electric vehicles. Interest in electric vehicles is growing, and the company has experienced a healthy increase in sales, with 2,000 charging stations distributed across Canada.

Read about Louis Tremblay’s defining moment

VINCENT CHORNET of ENERKEM

Vincent Chornet redirected his career in order to devote himself to Enerkem, a company he founded in 2000 along with this father. Their goal? To convert unrecyclable municipal solid waste into biofuel and renewable chemical products. 

Read Vincent Chornet’s Entrepreneur Story

CHRISTIAN CÔTÉ of PALAC INDUSTRIES

Reinventing the traditional wooden pallet was the challenge Christian Côté of Palac Industries successfully overcame by creating a pallet made of galvanized steel that was both durable and affordable.

Learn about Christian Côté’s defining moment

ANIE ROULEAU DE BALECO

Anie Rouleau jumped into entrepreneurship by making a promise not to compromise the future for later generations. This passionate entrepreneur developed a line of unscented cleaning and personal care products that is available in bulk and safe for the environment.

Learn about Anie Rouleau’s defining moment

Also read Anie Rouleau’s Words of Wisdom: A company culture that is all about being green



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