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New set up will create 500 jobs over five years in Quebec's environmental sector
To meet the needs of the Quebec market in waste collection, transport and processing, French-based company Derichebourg Environment has announced that it is setting up its North American headquarters in Montreal. The company expects to create a total of 500 jobs over five years in Quebec.
The new subsidiary of what is said to be the European leader in household waste collection will bring together physical and human resources for household waste collection in two Montreal boroughs: Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie and Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace.
The announcement was made by the Mayor of Montreal and President of the Montreal Metropolitan Community, Denis Coderre, during his mission to France for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference(COP21), being held from November 30th to December 11th in Paris.
"Communities need to grapple with a smaller budget for waste collection while improving user services," declared Thomas Derichebourg, President of Derichebourg Canada Environment. "Municipalities are looking for service providers that can innovate and provide competitive offerings. That's why Derichebourg Environment is looking to accelerate its growth internationally and, more specifically, in Canada, by making its Montreal subsidiary the Group's biggest in North America."
Derichebourg Group has 28,000 employees in 14 countries across three continents, with operations across France (Paris, Ile de France, Marseille, Caen) as well as in Italy (Turin, Milan, Florence, Sardinia), Morocco (Rabat, Marrakech), and Reunion in the Indian Ocean. It has committed to a long-term research and development policy to create sustainable solutions for end-of-life goods processing that meets, and exceeds, European waste recovery objectives.
Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, declaired: "With the arrival of a new player like Derichebourg, Quebec's metropolis is strengthening its position in waste diversion and skills development in the area of waste collection and processing.
"The City of Montreal always prioritises the effective, efficient public services so critical to economic growth, generating the greatest possible benefits for our community and optimising the wellbeing of all citizens."
Montreal International, jointly with Investissement Quebec, has supported Derichebourg in setting up locally. Elie Farah, vice-president of Greater Montreal Investment with Montreal International, says:
"The waste collection and processing market is a growing one all over the world. Greater Montreal can now count on the targeted, cutting-edge expertise of a new player that has been recognised in Europe and can share its know-how with academic, institutional and industrial partners in Quebec."
Derichebourg Group offers a comprehensive, integrated range of services in two complementary sectors: environmental services, (recycling and recovery of end-of-life goods, collection and management of household and industrial waste, and urban hygiene) and multiple business services: cleaning, energy, aeronautics, temporary support, reception, material handling, sensitive environments
3rd December 2015