At Familiprix, we believe that the pharmacy of tomorrow will be more human, more innovative and more eco-friendly. We are focused on our primary mission: people’s health. We recognize that this is inseparable from the health of the planet.
Since 2018, we have been dedicated to adopting more eco-friendly business practices. Our actions are based on an overall strategic plan that focuses on four specific sustainable development initiatives. This plan will guide Familiprix in our continuous improvement throughout the organization.
We are committed to reducing our operations’ environmental footprint by optimizing shipping and improving the management of our residual materials.
We have implemented an innovative labeling program that helps our customers identify the most eco-friendly choices in all in-store product categories.
Familiprix and its members are major donors to Opération Enfant Soleil and firmly committed to the communities in which we serve.
We develop and improve innovative, high-tech solutions to increase the efficiency of our business processes.
We are firmly committed to continuously meeting and surpassing our clients’ needs. This is why we have created eco-friendly products and initiatives for all of our branches.
In order to help clients quickly identify eco-friendly alternatives to traditional pharmacy products, Familiprix has designed an innovative labeling program, which has been deployed in all Familiprix branches.
Familiprix’s Beauté éthique section in our pharmacies are dedicated to offering clients products that are Ecocert-certified, vegan, natural, not tested on animals and/or GMO-free.
Our exclusive Essentiel products always offer great quality at affordable prices. With our new Essentiel Éco product line, we now meet the needs and expectations of our environmentally conscious clients even more by offering them options that are safe for the Earth.
We are proud to bring together the highest number of independent pharmacist-owners with nearly 400 pharmacies across Québec and New Brunswick. This network is devoted to the health of people and the planet. That is why we continuously improve all of our operations in order to reduce our overall ecological footprint.
We have already set out to phase out single-use plastic bags from our stores and will have completely eliminated these bags from our operations in 2021.
As part of the fight against plastic, we ceased selling cases of bottled water in all of our stores across Quebec and New Brunswick in January 2020.
This is a significant eco-responsible shift. Did you know that a single-use bottle of water takes 1000 years to decompose in the environment and requires up to 2000 times more energy than just treating and delivering tap water? Additionally, it takes about 3 litres of water to make a 1-litre bottle of water!
This initiative has enabled us to remove more than 10 million single-use plastic water bottles from our stores each year.
Familiprix is proud to implement its Vision Zero Waste project at head office—a more ecological management of residual materials. In our offices, sorting units have been replacing individual garbage cans since October 4. Sorting at the source will significantly reduce our environmental footprint! In order to give them a second life, the trash cans will be redistributed to schools in Quebec thanks to our supplier Ni Corporation, in collaboration with the Monique Fitz Bac Foundation..
All old IT equipment is sent to an organization dedicated to recycling it for local communities.
Recycling paper at our headquarters is conducted by a non-profit social enterprise that is specialized in safely and sustainably destroying confidential documents.
Deliveries from the head office to our Québec City branches are made by a 100% electric Class 6 truck. The use of this electric truck will eliminate nearly 38 tons of GHG emissions per year, which is equivalent to removing more than 8 cars from the road.
Familiprix has joined forces with a major stakeholder in the retail industry to optimize deliveries to outlying regions in order to reduce costs and our environmental footprint.
With increased demand for pharmacy deliveries resulting from the pandemic, 18 stores have taken up the challenge of converting to electric delivery vehicles. Collectively, more than 100 tonnes of greenhouse gases will be avoided per year, the equivalent of 550 return flights between Montreal and Toronto.
For several years, Familiprix has shown its commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of printing our weekly flyers. We have achieved a 30% reduction in the tons of paper used for our flyers since 2015. It has been responsible action for the company without preventing consumers from viewing our weekly specials.
To reduce our environmental footprint, Familiprix is making electronic invoices available at all of our branches. Instead of paper invoices, opt to receive electronic invoices via the Familiprix app, on our website or at checkout.
Our eco-friendly transformation would not have been a success without the help and cooperation of employees at Familiprix’s headquarters. We created a Green committee, which is composed of representatives from each department at our offices. This committee, instilled by Familiprix’s management team, was actually the springboard of all our other green initiatives. The involvement of committee members ensures that sustainable development projects are successfully carried out and meet their originally set goals.
Fini les caisses d’eau embouteillée chez Familiprix (French only)
Familiprix abandonne la vente de caisses d’eau (French only)
Plus de caisses de bouteilles d’eau chez Familiprix (French only)