Corporate social responsability and sustainable development

Corporate social responsability

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, refers to the concern that an organization shows for economic, social, environmental and ethical issues by considering these aspects in its activities and decisions. CSR has broad impacts, in terms of economic benefits, governance, sustainable development, and contributions to the organization’s society.

Since it was founded in 1983, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec has shown leadership in the dairy industry by fostering its development and prosperity. Through collective efforts and agricultural unionism, it promotes supply management and collective marketing. In addition, the organization has succeeded in gaining more recognition for producers’ contributions to the overall welfare of Quebec society.

Through its sponsorship program, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec supports key events in Quebec society and, through its milk donation program, the organization takes actions to assist citizens grappling with food shortages, help eliminate hunger, and improve food security for Quebecers.

Finally, because Quebec producers have the same concerns as their fellow citizens, they are also sensitive to animal welfare and environmental issues. That is why the last section discusses some of the ways in which they are taking action on these concerns.

 

Read the theme section of our last annual report to learn more about producers’ realisation on those topics.

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Sustainable development as a priority

At the Annual General Meeting, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec identified sustainable development as a major priority for the organization’s actions in the coming year.

The sustainable development plan is a process whereby actions are assessed and planned based on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. For an organization like Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, it means showing concern for economic, social, environmental and ethical issues in our activities and decisions. It will also have broader impacts in terms of economic benefits, governance, sustainable development and contributions to our society.

This process aims to provide the organization and producers with effective individual and collective tools to hit our targets and continuously improve our performance.

 

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