“Sustainable development (SD) means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development is based on a long-term approach which takes into account the inextricable nature of the environmental, social and economic dimensions of development activities [1]”.

The RMBMU is interested in the environment, society and the economy as the pillars of development. Sustainability therefore aims to take into account the relationship between these pillars during the life cycle of products and services.

SD is therefore not a goal in and of its self, it is a process of constant improvement that serves as a reference point so that projects can be viable environmentally, effective economically and socially acceptable. It is based on the solidarity of current and future generations no matter their situation in the world.

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[1Quebec, Sustainable Development Act :, http://www.mddefp.gouv.qc.ca/developpement/definition_en.htm