After a year of research and study on our behaviour, we established an entirely transparent guide that focuses on questions we should ask ourselves when making purchases. We have to remember that our daily professional and personal decisions have social, economic and environmental impacts.

This guide has been developed for Chantiers jeunesse staff, members, volunteers, suppliers, partners and any other organizations or individual who may be inspired by our practices. We will address important questions and explain our approaches with concrete examples on how we buy, function and consume.

Know that the main purpose of this guide is to help you better understand your needs and options before purchasing an item or a service. If a purchase is necessary, the guide will help you better understand your decision’s impacts.

/!\ These are only guidelines.

It is sometimes difficult, or rather impossible, to follow all recommendations on sustainability. We simply have to make the best decision based on our values, our restrictions and the context. Chantiers jeunesse is not an environmental organization and remains open to any comments and suggestions that you, organizations, consumers, buyers, providers of goods or services, etc., could leave us in order to better the guide. This is its first edition, which will be improved and reassessed.

Do not hesitate to contact us on this subject. We will be more than happy to discuss with you about today’s best practices.