March 2015

Magnus was presented with the ICI ON RECYCLE ! program’s highest honor; the company was awarded the Gold level performance attestation, with a 93,43% recycling rate. The award is officially recognized by the Government of Quebec and was created by RECYC-QUÉBEC to highlight the outstanding efforts of industries, companies, and institutions (ICI) that have implemented responsible waste management measures in their facilities.

Magnus is extremely proud to have received this award as it reaffirms its commitment to protecting the environment.

ICI ON RECYCLE ! level 3 (gold) performance certification is awarded to companies that meet the Politique québécoise de gestion des matières résiduelles 1998-2008 (Quebec 1998-2008 Waste Management Policy) objectives. Three levels of recognition are covered by the ICI ON RECYCLE ! program: Level 1 – Commitment, Level 2 – Implementation, and Level 3 – Performance. Those who reach Level 3 – Performance, are recognized for their significant efforts to recycle large quantities of waste, organize information sessions and awareness campaigns for their employees, as well as put waste reduction and reusable measures in place. Facilities must achieve an overall recovery and enhancement rate of 80%.

The ICI ON RECYCLE ! recognition program is run by RECYC-QUÉBEC. For more information, visit and read the section “Programmes et services, Programmes de reconnaissance/Ici on recycle” (Available in French only).

November 2013

Each year, the PerformAS prize is awarded by the ministère des Finances et de l’Économie du Québec to a chemical manufacturer to limelight local businesses and expertise.

Magnus was awarded the prestigious PerformAS prize, for its sustainable development project, at the 11th annual ADICQ-CRIBIQ conference.



September 2012

Magnus received its ICI ON RECYCLE ! Level 2 – Implementation certification.

Eco-efficient waste management helps conserve natural resources as well as reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released into the atmosphere.

Magnus gained Level 2 certification by implementing a number of measures to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials, as well as carrying out various campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of proper wastewater management.

Magnus also won the Employee Mobilization award at the 2012 SME challenge during the Semaine québécoise de réduction des Déchets.

Magnus’ next step will be to achieve Level 3 – Performance certification. In order to obtain this certification, the company must reach an overall recovery and enhancement rate of 70%.

Magnus has asked its suppliers to commit as well and turn towards sustainable development as effective waste management is not only good for the environment, but also beneficial for the economy and our society as a whole.

If you are interested in recycling and reusing materials, or if you wish to give your materials a second life, visit Second Cycle.



November 2009 

At the 7th annual Association pour le développement et l’innovation en Chimie au Québec (ADICQ) forum, the ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation awarded the PerformAS prize to Magnus for introducing a new water treatment industry service: a new monitoring program used to minimize the risk of legionella proliferation, bacteria that can cause pneumonia and Legionnaires’ disease.

The legionella monitoring and risk minimization program is a detection, intervention, and system optimization service developed specifically for installations likely to spread the legionella bacteria.  

Minimizing the risk of legionella proliferation involves implementing a combination of proactive strategies:

  • Preventing scaling, corrosion, and biofilm formation by optimizing the water treatment program;
  • Validating the performance of water treatment programs regularly by using the latest physico-chemical and microbiological indicators;
  • Implementing a legionella monitoring program with a fast and reliable detection method (PCR analysis method);
  • Rapidly executing action plans in the event of contamination. 



2007 – 2008

Magnus received the Pinnacle Award for Innovation from the Building Owners and Managers Association of Quebec (BOMA Québec) for its GoGreen program.

The Pinnacle Award gives prominence to excellence in customer service in three categories: Customer Service, Innovation, and Exceptional Service.

A company must demonstrate consistency, integrity, and creativity, and be extremely thorough to ensure everything is precise in order to be recognized for its unparalleled customer service.