Ecoleader: Société de Développement Social

A trophy that reflects Montréal’s diversity
-October 2017-

A unique trophy designed and manufactured in Montreal!

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The Société de Développement Social was looking for a trophy in the image of the uniqueness of its achievements within the city of Montreal. In order to better represent the organization’s ambition to fight social exclusion and homelessness in the long term, we have created a trophy that reflects these values. The maple base, the emblem of Canada, is used to support the various social strata present in the city of Montreal, which are joined in a blue color representing the body.

The creativity and uniqueness of this trophy reflects the diversity of projects carried out by the SDS and the extent of its sustainable and social impacts.

The positive impacts of a local trophy

Economic spinoffs – One of our most important commitments and values ​​is to design local products. The product was designed and produce by Allstudio. All materials are bought locally in Quebec. The cutting and engraving of the wood and the acrylic were done in our studio in Montreal. That means 4 local businesses were involved in the creation process for this unique trophy.

Environmental impacts – Like we said, the manufacturers are located in Montreal and the production is local. Therefore the products only traveled from Montreal to SDS office also located in Montreal –  meaning less than 20 miles. So not much greenhouse gas was produced overall — that’s a win for the organization!

Social benefits – By handing out a locally made product, the SDS is putting the spotlight on local products and showing off the creativity of Canadian designers. The company is therefore positioning itself to promote local talent.

Société de Développement Social – A role model for our Ecoleaders

The Société de Développement Social can see the impact it makes by choosing a local supplier: it encourages local creativity, minimizes environmental impacts and supports jobs in the country. This strategy is in line with its mission and overall vision.