Viable Communities

Citizen Relations

For Ciment Québec Inc. (CQI), living in harmony with the citizens of a region is an integral part of its corporate mission. Wanting to be good neighbours, the Group favours transparency and regularly informs citizens of its activities and ongoing development projects.

For viable communities?

CQI encourages the efforts of citizens concerned with the quality of the environment. Deeply committed to its community for more than 60 years, the group invests in projects that are in line with its regional and sustainable development values.

In Portneuf

With its head office in the City of Saint-Basile, in Portneuf, (, Ciment Québec Inc. pays attention to its relationship with the locals. In return, the city’s citizens are proud of this company, which is an outstanding ambassador for this part of the country. They also form the main pool of employees at the cement plant. The cement plant and municipality work together on constantly improving their environment to make Saint-Basile a great place to live.

  • A partner in projects for, and by, young people in the Portneuf region: Saint-Basile Internet Centre with the Portneuf School Board.
  • Support activities at the Saint-Basile municipal community centre: Centre Ernest-J.-Papillon, named after one of the founders of Ciment Québec Inc.
  • Financial support for different local projects, such as restoring the church and purchasing equipment for the Saint-Basile fire department.
  • Use of local companies to carry out different services.

To learn more about the Portneuf region, consult the following Web sites:

In Other Regions ?

With operations in several regions of Quebec and United States, CQI strives to maintain good relations between its commercial facilities and citizens from the surrounding areas.


  • Supports healthcare foundations and organizations in Quebec; and,
  • Supports several sports groups and certain elite athletes.

In all facilities, CQI organizes open houses and industrial visits, and welcomes students in a spirit of openness with respect for the general public.


Sustainable development

To us at Ciment Quebec inc, sustainable development is a responsibility which means a lot. We invested massively in the cement manufacturing process to make it eco-efficient. Our Synergia™ process is quite unique. We also compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions of our representatives on the road and other work-related travels. We encourage citizens’ initiatives in the communities where we are established. We work with engineers and contractors to bring their projects of sustainable development to a successful conclusion.