One of the first steps we took as a company was to adopt an environmental policy guiding our current and future trade activities. For example, our Laval warehouse is FSC certified for paper.
Our policy can be summarized in six points:
At Hamster, no box goes to a landfill.
These measures allowed us to optimize our delivery service and, therefore, reduce the number of trucks needed. The most significant impact of this initiative is the reduction of both sound and atmospheric pollution created by our commercial activities.
When we talk about small details that change everything ... the MIRA foundation trains guide dogs for the blind or disabled and children with autism spectrum disorder. How can you help? You simply print, and when the cartridge is empty, you contact MIRA, who will retrieve it. Rather simple, no? This small gesture, however, can help many people.
Last year alone, Hamster was able to recover 100,000 empty ink cartridges in the country, which paid for more than 8 additional dogs. Not bad right?
Do you want to add your business to the list of contributors? Visit hamster.ca/en/mira.
Each year, before the beginning of every school year, we give out more than 1,200 Hamster gift cards, so families in need can pick up school supplies of all kinds from their nearest Hamster store. This is our way of supporting the Maman Dion Foundation, whose mission is to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the school materials, glasses and clothing they need to start the school year, to give them an equal chance to succeed and a sense of pride, and self-confidence.
And judging by the smiles of the children, we can definitely say "mission accomplished"!