Society and Responsibility go Hand in Hand

Berger is committed to the well-being of our communities, so it has set up numerous initiatives to improve the quality of life, both for its employees and for the residents of the communities where our facilities are located.

Life cycle analysis

In collaboration with the Québec Peat Moss Producers Association and Groupe AGÉCO, Berger took part in a social life cycle analysis of the peat industry.
The company has also conducted internal social and environmental lifecycle analyses. The results are compelling.

Commitment to community

At Berger, we truly care about the development and well-being of the communities where the company has facilities. That’s why we are committed to responsibly supporting them through sponsorships and partnerships. Berger is involved in projects that respond to the needs of the communities while reflecting the values and vitality of our family business. We support a wide range of cultural, sports and community activities to create and maintain a vibrant and stimulating environment for the people who live and work there. Recently, Berger has also begun to make its mark on Quebec’s cultural scene. In the last year, we have signed major partnership agreements with two important regional institutions, the Centre Culturel Berger in Rivière-du-Loup and the Vieux Théâtre in Saint-Fabien, whose main stage is now the Scène Berger. Another recipient of substantial support is Place Berger in Saint-Antonin, a venue for large events.

Healthy employees

Workplace health and safety is always a priority at Berger. The company is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for our employees, who are also well aware of the importance of this issue. Coordinated by a committee composed of members of the Berger team, our workplace injury and illness prevention plan is reviewed each year during the audit regarding our Veriflora® certification for responsible peatland management.

As an adjunct to a wide range of benefits, the company provides various measures to help employees find a healthy work-life balance. Management’s commitment to the well-being of our employees is also reflected in an ongoing process of consulting employees about their job satisfaction and views of the company.

In addition to offering safe and comfortable working conditions, Berger keeps abreast of trends in human resource management. Convinced that everyone wins when the strengths and skills of each individual are recognized and developed, the company puts a priority on employee training.

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