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SUDBURY, October 14, 2011 – BESTECH is proud to announce their qualification as a finalist for the Desjardins Sustainable Development Award at the 2011 Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards. The Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards is an annual event that acknowledges and honours businesses and entrepreneurs in Quebec and Ontario who are deemed outstanding contributors to the community. Out of the 400,000 Desjardins clients, 143 nominations were received for nine different award categories where 35 finalists were selected in the end.  This prestigious event was held at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City on October 12, 2011.

According to Desjardins, the Desjardins Sustainable Development Award is bestowed to enterprises that exhibit effective management, sound operations and socially responsible leadership. Businesses must display sound financial performance and their commitment to sustainable development by contributing to the well-being of the community or environment.

In order to qualify for the Sustainable Development Award, eligible businesses are assessed based on the following standards:

  • Vision and leadership
  • Sustainable development opportunities
  • Financial management
  • Human resources management
  • Number of jobs created in Canada
  • Community involvement (community, environment, sustainable development)

BESTECH representatives were delighted to attend this event despite falling short of the prize.  “It was an honour for BESTECH to be recognized amongst the number of businesses eligible for this award throughout Quebec and Ontario,” said Andre Dumais, Manager, Corporate Services at BESTECH.  “BESTECH is definitely on the right track if we are making the cut for such an esteemed award.”

About BESTECH

Based in Sudbury, Ontario, BESTECH is a prominent Canadian firm which specializes in the areas of engineering, automation, software development and environmental monitoring. Founded in 1995, BESTECH was created to address the need for system integration and industrial automation in the mining sector. With over a decade of sustainable growth, BESTECH developed its strong industry expertise by responding and developing innovative technologies to assist companies in the mining, pulp and paper, forestry, oil and gas, manufacturing, municipal and commercial industries, enhance their productivity, profitability and safety.

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BESTECH Tel: 705.675.7720

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