ÉEQ's mission and values
As a management organization chosen by contributing companies, Éco Entreprises Québec has the following Purpose:
From curbside recycling to the circular economy: Together for a sustainable world.
Each word was carefully chosen for the Purpose to adequately reflect ÉEQ’s field of expertise and ambition. It also consolidates the organization’s identity and defines the purpose of the actions undertaken by ÉEQ in a lasting and sustainable manner.
Since 2005, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), a private non-profit organization, has represented producers of containers, packaging and printed paper regarding their financial responsibilities for curbside recycling. Designated as Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) in 2022, ÉEQ manages the curbside recycling system in Quebec from a sustainable development perspective.
As a leader in extended producer responsibility (EPR), ÉEQ develops, manages and provides circular economy solutions to its member producers so they can reduce their environmental footprint. ÉEQ places eco-design, recyclability and traceability at the core of all actions with its partners.
ÉEQ will continue its role as the organization managing producers’ financial responsibilities in the compensation plan throughout the transition period to EPR.
- Represent targeted companies with regard to their responsibility to finance their share of the net costs of efficient and effective municipal curbside recycling services with a view to supporting sustainable development
- Establish an equitable fee structure to ensure program financing
ÉEQ carries out its mission in accordance with the following principles:
ÉEQ’s board of directors is made up of 10 member administrators and 4 non-member administrators appointed based on their skills profiles and experience relating to the value chain of container, packaging and printed matter recycling in Quebec.
ÉEQ has adopted a Code of Ethics for Directors that Directors must adhere to.
A dedicated team
ÉEQ is constantly evolving and has assembled a solid and dynamic team to meet the needs of companies and stakeholders in the curbside recycling industry.
The association committee brings together some 15 professional and sectoral organizations to discuss orientations and issues relating to the compensation plan, ÉEQ’s initiatives and programs and the specific concerns expressed in each activity sector.