Toward Net Zero plan

  1. BBA aims to be an exemplary corporate citizen and join other transformative leaders in reducing our impact on the planet. Here are the initiatives we plan to achieve by 2030 to reduce our emissions and help limit global warming to 1.5°C.

  2. Our commitment
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      Our plan for the planet

      Based on a comprehensive analysis performed by an external partner, BBA has identified and measured the sources of its historical, current and projected GHG emissions. Our objective is a total reduction of our CO2 equivalencies by 47% by 2030 compared to our 2019 baseline.

      We established our Toward Net Zero plan and signed a long-term partnership, supporting Tree Canada's National Greening Program for reforestation and afforestation, to compensate for our firm's carbon emissions since its founding in 1980.

      To learn more about our corporate goals and ESG initiatives, see our 2022 report.

      Download our 2022 ESG report
  3. Staying on target amid evolving challenges

    In 2020, as for many companies, the pandemic had a significant impact on our commuting activities, which allowed us to reach our net-zero target sooner. At the same time, our workforce grew rapidly, and we had to purchase the technology and equipment required to support our new hybrid work model, which increased our emissions. We've managed to remain on target, and we'll continue to be vigilant by conducting regular assessments and making any necessary adjustments to our plan.

  4. Our plan toward achieving net-zero emissions provides our team with a sense of purpose and inspires us to make the biggest impact every day. We value the ideas and ingenuity of everyone and actively listen to them as we collaborate to develop sustainable solutions that will help us reach our goal.
    Renée-Claude Turgeon, Chief People and Sustainability Officer, BBA
  5. Practices in place
    • Net Zero 1

      Initiatives already successfully integrated into our organization

      Scope 3

      Our hybrid work strategy to limit the number of days at the office and lower our building footprint has been implemented and adopted by all our teams.

  6. Short-term plan
    • Net Zero 2 car

      Initiatives to begin in 2023

      Scope 1

      • Rent office spaces with lower emission intensity for buildings not powered by renewable sources.
      • Transition 100% of our car fleet to plug-in hybrid electric or electric vehicles.

      Scope 2

      • Implement energy efficiency measures for IT equipment (office computers, meeting rooms, servers, TVs, etc.).

      Scope 3

      • Implement an air travel policy to limit flights for non-client meetings, targeting a 50% flight reduction compared to our 2019 levels.
      • Reduce project-related travel by using holographic technology devices, targeting a 10% travel reduction compared to our 2019 levels.
  7. Medium/long-term plan
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      Initiatives to roll out by 2030

      Scope 2

      • When possible, power our buildings with renewable or clean energy.

      Scope 3

      • Substitute air travel with trains between Québec and Ontario.
      • Rent electric vehicles or PHEVs, whenever possible, and select the carbon offset option for car rental companies.
      • Request electric taxis, whenever possible, and select the carbon offset option.
      • Implement an app to facilitate employee carpooling.
    • in numbers


      Our goal to reduce our CO2 equivalencies by 47% by 2030, to help limit global warming to 1.5°C.
      (compared to our 2019 baseline)

    • 26% Emissions – Scopes 1 & 2:
      Corporate facilities (buildings), corporate vehicles, purchased electricity and steam for heating
    • 74% Emissions – Scope 3:
      Business travel, employee commuting, end-of-life treatment of sold products, purchased goods and services
A sustainable
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