ECPAR | Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d'approvisionnement responsable




The Espace de concertation sur les pratiques d'approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR) contributes to the value creation of organizations by fostering responsible procurement and sustainable development practices throughout their supply chains. 

Target audience

ECPAR's activities are focused towards supporting organizations which actively try to strengthen and promote the environmental, social and economic performance of their procurement practices as well as their products, services and processes.

More specifially, ECPAR aims its actions towards the managers and professionals from the following divisions:

  • Purchases, supply chain, sustainable development, environment
  • Clients/contractors who issue purchase needs or develop estimates
  • Information and communication technology, property management
  • Greenhouse gas reduction, energetic efficiency, sustainable water management, waste management, sustainable fisheries, sustainable forest management, sustainable buildings, product development, risk management, human resource management
  • Communication and marketing


  1. Measure, quantify and communicate responsible procurement performances
  2. Offer guides, tools and support in relation to sustainable purchasing 
  3. Encourage the exchange and communication between responsible buyers and suppliers 


ECPAR is led by Anne-Marie Saulnier who holds a Master's degree in industrial relations with a focus on corporate responsibility and sustainable development.

Board of directors 2018-2019

  • To be confirmed, Énergir
  • Mrs Marie-Claude Rousseau, Hydro-Québec
  • Mr Jean-Claude Belles-Isles, Ville de Lévis
  • Mrs Sonia Gagné, RECYC-QUÉBEC
  • Mrs Sophie Fallaha, CIRAIG
  • Mrs Nancy Neamtam, Le Chantier de l'économie sociale
  • Mr Philippe Stas, Aéroports de Montréal
  • Mr Sébastien Cloutier, Société des alcools du Québec
  • Mrs Catherine Deveault, Société de transports de Montréal
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Ménard, Individual member
  • Mr Alain Lavoie (observer member), Bureau de coordination du développement durable (BCDD)

International Outreach

Contribution to the Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative 

ECPAR is a member of the Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative (SPPI) which is administered by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).  Launched as part of Rio+20, the SPPI was created to help governments maximize the social and economic benefits of public procurement and aims to foster the worldwide implementation of responsible purchasing practices by enhancing collaborations between key stakeholders. ECPAR intends to fulfill a strategic role in this initiative supported by the expertise of its internationally renowned stakeholders on both the environmental and socio-economic level.