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Demix Agrégats, Demix Béton and Demix Construction, divisions of Holcim (Canada) Inc., are fully committed to sustainable development, responsible stewardship of the natural environment and living up to our social responsibility.

This section is dedicated to sharing our initiatives that support our commitment. We encourage you to bookmark this section and visit us regularly to learn about our latest activities.

Annie Brocoli at the Demix Agrégats Mirabel Quarry

The episode of the TV program for toddlers “Annie Brocoli chez les Minitomes” (Annie Brocoli
with the Minitomes) where we can see our own Mirabel Quarry and Mirabel and Laval Quarry
Superintendent Nicolas Sigouin playing the role of a guide, was aired on Sunday December 1, 2013 on Radio-Canada! Read

Holcim Canada is 2013 winner of Phénix environment award in the Environment and Social Stewardship category

Holcim Canada is extremely proud to have won the Phénix de l’environnement in the Environment and Social Stewardship category. This honour is awarded to a company or group of companies that has shown substantial commitment both to the environment and to the community, demonstrated through initiatives and tangible changes that are significant for the environment and the public. Read

Demix divisions maintain their ISO 14 001 certification

To maintain our ISO 14 001 certification, every year we are participating to external audits. Read

Holcim Canada brings back the wild with Earth Rangers !

Holcim Canada and its divisions have entered into a multi-year national partnership with Earth Rangers, the kids’ conservation organization that empowers children and their families to become directly involved in protecting animals and their homes.  Read

Innovative and sustainable solutions signed by Holcim Canada

Holcim Canada is committed to deliver the best products to its customers and the general public. That’s why innovation is at the heart of all its business units. Read

The 2013 campaign “a Holcim donation comes from the heart” is on!

At the beginning of every year, the Québec and Atlantic region partners with a different cause to help those in need. This year, two causes have been chosen: Le Saisonnier and la Maison Victor-Gadbois. Read

Every year, the Demix family is excited to welcome peregrine falcons!

Did you know that this year again, our four quarries in Laval, St-François, Mirabel and Varennes have welcomed a couple of peregrine falcons? For several years now, in partnership with Québec Oiseaux and Parc de la rivière des mille îles, Demix is monitoring the presence of the threatened species and contribute to its well-being. Read

Concrete Pavements in Québec: Bridging state of the art projects with yesterday’s infrastructure

Over the last ten years, Demix Construction built more than 70% of concrete roads in Québec, and has contributed to put this innovative and sustainable solution forward. Indeed, did you know that on a sunny summer day, the asphalt paving temperature could be 20°C higher than the concrete paving one? Concrete Pavements contributed to the reduction of head islands and because they last longer, they enable to put less pressure on our resources. Read

Winners of the 2012 President’s Awards for OH&S Excellence

The President’s Awards for OH&S Excellence have been launched in 2009, and since then, dozens of projects are submitted each year. A total of 62 projects were submitted for consideration for the 2012 President’s Awards for OH&S Excellence, all of them excellent examples of the grassroots initiatives implemented across the company. The winning projects of the 2012 President’s Awards for OH&S Excellence were presented in Montreal at an event held, Wednesday, May 22ndRead

Know-how and curiosity, that’s how we remember Normand Juneau

Normand Juneau has never been afraid of challenges. During his 42 years of service at Demix Agrégats, he has always been able to find his way and use his knowledge. Those assets have contributed to the success of the company. Read

Demix Béton sustainable development performance recognized !

Demix Béton is a finalist for two sustainable development awards for its social and environmental stewardship in 2012. Read

Ride your bike to work at Holcim Canada…it’s on!

From May 1st to September 30, 2013, several Holcim Canada employees will ride their bikes to work! Join us in encouraging them! Read

For Earth Day 2013 - Holcim Canada employees change day to day habits

In addition to participating in the many conservation and stewardship activities the company is organising in communities close to their operations throughout the year, for Earth Day, Holcim Canada employees will have the opportunity to learn about how the sum of changing behaviours and habits can contribute to making a big difference. Read

Maison Écologia : Three cheers for platinum concrete!

With its sustainable approach and high-performance products, Demix has become one of the artisans of the Écologia Montréal project, which is on its way to becoming the city’s first LEED platinum-certified house.
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More than 1300 of volunteering hours done by Holcim Canada employees and its Demix divisions for the Maison Jacques Ferron

Every year, the Québec and Atlantic region of Holcim Canada chooses a cause that the company and all the employees will support through donations and volunteering. This year, la Maison Jacques Ferron, a shelter welcoming people suffering from mental healh, will benefit from the company and the employees generosity. Read

Demix Construction – a leader in Quebec for the construction and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure

Demix Construction bases its success on its employees’ talents and the quality of its work. Working on some of Quebec's biggest infrastructure projects, Demix Construction brings technical expertise, quality service and great people to every job. Read

Demix Béton - winner of the regional OH&S Grand Prize for Innovation

Demix Béton won the 2012 regional OH&S Grand Prize in the category of Large Companies among 12 finalists in that same category in the region of Mauricie-Center of Québec. Read

Rehabilitation and biodiversity at the Varennes Quarry

Holcim Canada places great emphasis on sustainability and the preservation of the environment. We tangibly contribute to this by protecting and rehabilitating the surrounding environment in order to give an enriched environment back to the community. Read

Demix Agrégats organises educational visits to its quarries

Each year, Demix Agrégats organises school visits for local school children to its quarries in Laval, Mirabel and Varennes. The visits are meant to give an exclusive inside view of the quarry and help them see and understand the various stages of production. Read

Update on the bat roosts at the Demix Béton Drummondville Plant

Developments seen in the project of the artificial bat roosts installed on the silos at the Drummondville plant.  Read

Preservation of flora at the Mirabel quarry

The preservation of wild fauna and flora is one of the sustainable development objectives of Demix. This objective mandated a specialized firm to perform the transplantation of wild garlic and Bloodroot near the Mirabel quarry and track the results of the transplants over a period of three years to help preserve these endangered species. Read

Holcim helps to build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Haiti

Proud to support Habitat for Humanity, a Holcim employee along with three customers participated in a special mission in Haiti this past November. They joined a volunteer group of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Foundation to build 100 homes! Read

Holcim Canada Honoured at the 2011 East Township Excellence in Environment Awards

Eric Arbour, General Manager of Demix Beton, was the honorary chair and represented Holcim Canada at the 18th edition of the East Township Excellence in Environment Awards Gala which took place October 25 at the Delta Hotel in Sherbrooke. Read

The Demix Laval quarry : a multidisciplinary site

The Demix Laval quarry, located in the middle of an urban center, proves to be a valuable asset. Read

Demix Agrégats employees get involved in their community in Longueuil

This year, all Demix Agrégats employees are participating in a CSR activity in the community. Read

Le Grand Défi Entreprise at Demix Agrégats

Each year since 2009, Demix Agrégats organizes a day under the theme: Health and Safety for its hourly employees in order to raise awareness for and prevent accidents. This year, the focus was on the health component. Read

Demix is the proud partner of the urban river remediation in Drummondville

The river remediation project in Cacouna started in 2008 in partnership with the Demix Beton employees at the Drummondville site and the organization GARAF (Groupe d’Aide à la Recherche et à l’Aménagement de la Faune). The main goal of the project is the reintroduction of trout into its natural environment. Read

The Great Pierre Lavoie Challenge: Demix Agrégats pedals for a good cause

Two Demix Agrégats employees, Nicolas Gagné and Frederick Belec participated in the 3rd edition of the Great Pierre Lavoie Challenge from the 17th to the 19th of June cycling for 60 hours and covering 1000km. Read

Demix Beton is the proud partner of the finale of the 46th Jeux du Quebec in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Demix Beton was the proud partner of the finale of the 46th Jeux du Quebec in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Over 3000 Quebec athletes participated in activities over the two week period for the games’ finale. Read

A Demix Béton St-Eustache employee rode his bike for 48 hours on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit for a good cause.

A Demix Béton St-Eustache employee and his companions rode a bike for 48 hours on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit for the foundation “Fais-Un-Vœu™ “ (Make A Wish). Read