Hydro-Québec, one of the world's leading electric utilities, has been committed to the environment and sustainable development for more than 35 years. In 1984, the company adopted its first environment policy and began implementing environmental management systems consistent with the ISO 14001 standard in 1997.  Since 2002, the company has published an annual report describing its performance with respect to sustainable development. Relying on renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and innovation, the company applies these key principles to all its activities and projects (for more information, visit

Hydro-Québec ensures that its employees have the necessary skills to protect the environment. To do so, the company:

The company also works with educators and young people to inform them and promote environmentally friendly behavior. For example, teaching materials on energy efficiency and renewable energy are made available and distributed to schools in cooperation with Hydro-Québec's partners (see description of Classroom Resources at

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