Policies

Le Cantlie Suites Hotel 

Environmental / Local Purchasing Policy

 

Purpose:

Le Cantlie Suites Hotel has developed this environmental purchasing policy to encourage the purchase and use of materials, products, and services that incorporate environmental, social, community, and performance goals.

Scope:

Preference will be given to suppliers that meet robust third-party social and environmental certification criteria. Where reasonable, all significant suppliers should meet one or more of the following standards:

  • Certified B Corporation
  • Certified California Green Business
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified 
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Other rigorous and independent third-party certifications will be considered on a case by case basis.

When price and quality are equal, preference will also be given to independent, woman, or minority-owned suppliers physically located within 150 miles of Le Cantlie Suites Hotel ’s location in Montreal.

Le Cantlie Suites Hotel actively reduces its need for ongoing consumables.  Remaining purchases are evaluated for sustainability, such as paper materials (business cards, printer paper, envelopes, files, etc.) that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • At least 50% post-consumer recycled material
  • At least 50% rapidly renewable materials
  • At least 50% materials harvested or extracted and processed within 500 miles
  • At least 50% FSC certified paper products

In addition, Le Cantlie Suites Hotel must only procure necessary equipment.  Of those necessities, Le Cantlie Suites Hotel must encourage the purchase of sustainable durable goods. These include:

  • Environmentally sustainable, electric-powered equipment, including office equipment, appliances, external power adapters, televisions, and other audio-visual equipment, must be ENERGY STAR certified, when feasible.
  • Secondhand electronics and equipment will be purchased when possible.
  • Environmentally preferable or secondhand furniture should be purchased, where feasible.

 

 

 

Goals:

Le Cantlie Suites Hotel must maintain sustainable purchasing that adheres to the criteria above for at least 80% of the total annual purchase of applicable ongoing consumable materials and durable goods, as deemed feasible.

Procedures and Strategies:

Le Cantlie Suites Hotel will be responsible for working with vendors to identify environmentally preferable products that meet the needs of the facility and operations.

Time Period:

This policy will remain in effect going forwards from January 1, 2018.