2015 - Retail & Consumer Products

Retail & Consumer Products

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Luc Lortie

Sustainability Director, Costco

Luc is Costco’s first sustainability manager, and has built sustainability programs that are meshed with the company’s values: Sustainability by its nature reduces waste and thus cost – savings that are passed on to Costco’s members. Some accomplishments are easily measured such as energy savings of 1M kwh per warehouse per year in LED and electronic ballast retrofit projects.More importantly, giving Costco buyers the education and ability to consider green elements in which products are purchased going beyond strictly price has reduced waste, transportation impacts, and motivated changes to supplier behaviour.