Ecoleader: Miller Thomson

Liven up your office
– January 2018 –

A cactus for your office!

The project

Miller Thomson was looking for a cool product to give to their new interns. The team chose our cactus with its concrete pot.

The positive impacts of locally made products

Economic spinoffs– We’re committed to locally sourcing our products: it’s one of our most important values. For this project, we worked with Montreal designers Allstudio. The concrete is poured by hand in our workshop in Montreal. The logos are printed on a paper and glued one after the other. That means 4 local businesses were involved in the creation process.

Environmental impacts – Like we said, manufacturing and production were local, meaning products were only transported within the province. We’re all located in Montreal, meaning the pixels travelled less than 10 miles, so not much greenhouse gas was produced overall—that’s a win for the law firm!

Social benefits – By handing out a locally made gift, Miller Thomson is putting the spotlight on local products and showing off the creativity of Quebec designers. Desjardins is therefore positioning itself to promote local talent.

Miller Thomson – A role model for our Ecoleaders

Miller Thomson can see the impact it makes by choosing a local supplier: it encourages local creativity, minimizes environmental impacts and supports jobs in the province. This strategy is in line with its mission and vision.