Caring for people and the planet

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.

A healthy planet

We are committed to reducing our operations’ environmental footprint by optimizing shipping and improving the management of our residual materials.

Products for overall well-being

We have implemented an innovative labeling program that helps our customers identify the most eco-friendly choices in all in-store product categories.

Local people

Familiprix and its members are major donors to Opération Enfant Soleil and firmly committed to the communities in which we serve.

Health. Humane approach. Connected services.

We develop and improve innovative, high-tech solutions to increase the efficiency of our business processes.

A healthy planet - Products for overall well-being - Local people - Health Humaine Approach Connected Services.

Our range of eco-friendly products

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.

Éco-friendly tag

Eco-friendly product labelling

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.

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beauté éthique

Beauté éthique

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.

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Eco-friendly private lavel

Essentiel Éco product line

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.

Our initiatives

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.

Transition to reusable bags

Gradual elimination of single-use plastic bags

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.

eco-friendly bottle

Familiprix has stopped selling boxes of bottled water since January 2020

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.

Vision Zero Waste

Vision Zero Waste project at head office

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..

Computers and peripherals

Computers and other peripherals

All old IT equipment is sent to an organization dedicated to recycling it for local communities.

Paper recycling

Paper recycling

Recycling paper at our headquarters is conducted by a non-profit social enterprise that is specialized in safely and sustainably destroying confidential documents.

Electric delivery truck

Electric delivery truck

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.

Partnership for regional distribution

A partnership for regional distribution

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.

Electric delevery car

Medication delivery fleet now converted into electric vehicles

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.  

Minimizing the environmental impact of printing our weekly flyers.

Minimizing the environmental impact of printing our weekly flyers

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.


Electronic invoices

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 Green committee

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.


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