Ecoleader: Université de Montréal

Cactus
– December 2017 –

The perfect desk decoration !

Mandate

UdM was looking for a gift to give their employees to celebrate their nomination for being one of Canada’s best employeurs.

The positive impacts of our product

Economic spinoffs – One of our most important commitments and values ​​is to design local products. For this project, we worked with the Montreal designers AllStudio. The concrete was poured and sanded in our studio. The logo stickers were applied individually by hand. This means 4 local businesses were involved in the creation process for this product.

Environmental impacts – As previously mentioned, the manufacturers are located in Quebec and the production is local. Therefore the aprons only traveled within the province  less than 10km. This means very little greenhouse gas was produced overall — that’s a win for the university!

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

UdM – A role model for our Ecoleaders

UdM 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.