Groupe Desgagnés was awarded the Fidéides trophy in the eco-responsible business category on Oct. 1 by la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec.
This latest acknowledgement recognizes the sustainability vision of Groupe Desgagnés, which has implemented several initiatives over the past year. A certified Green Marine participant since 2008, the Quebec company has, among other things, worked to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, notably by conducting several energy audits and integrating five new liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel vessels into its fleet.
Groupe Desgagnés also optimized its waste management by reducing single-use plastic by its fleet and initiating a zero-waste project aboard the Bella Desgagnés vessel.
Since 2015, the fleet has also been involved in whale monitoring and has shared more than 2,250 observations with the Marine Mammal Observation Network (ROMM) and other researchers.