What are you doing?

We would love to know what you are doing to help the environment. We have created an Eco-efficiency survey that will allow you to evaluate your current practices and show us and the governments that you are considering the environment in your future business development. We encourage everyone to participate in the survey, for your own benefit if anything.

Click HERE to go to survey

Speaking of Climate Change…

…and taking action, the Copenhagen Summit that just took place in Denmark focused on cut in greenhouse gas emissions. There was some disagreement between the developed and developing world, but all in all focus on emission cuts and saving the planet overcame any other minor discrepancies. The summit started with a very interesting plea from the children, which can be seen at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8398510.stm. And since Kyoto expires in 2012, leaders recognize the need for an additional agreement.

Our Green Government

So what is Canadian Government doing to aid in sustainable development and reduce environmentally exhausting resources? Well here is one thing: The Policy on  Green Procurement.

Recognizing their purchasing power, the Canadian government also recognizes its ability to have a positive impact on the market economy and its purchasing decision.Trhough the policy, the government can demonstrate real leadership and encourage corporations to engage in greening practices.   If you don’t already know about the Policy of  Green Procurement or Government-wide Green Procurement training Campusdirect, not to worry, you can click Green Procurement and find out more.

Green Initiatives

Good morning!

Today we will be talking about Canada’s eco-efficiency. What can businesses do to reduce their environmental footprint? What can the government do? What are you doing personally?

I’ll tell you what NCM is doing!

We are limiting the number of hardcopy edition of GOVPAGES and providing the directory in CD-ROM format as well as an on-line database that can be navigated by registered users.  The hard copies that are  being produced are printed on recycled paper approved by the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC) and printed using vegetable-based ink.

We are gradually transitioning to paperless product, thus we encourage users to sing up for the on-line database, where they can see recognize environmentally friendly businesses through an eco-efficiency icon.

Any other suggestions for us?

Tourism Stimulus Program

Article of the day: Canadian Government focuses on Tourism

Since tourism in Canada generates around  $75 billions in revenues and produces 660 000 tourism jobs, Randy Williams, president and CEO of Tourism Industry Association of Canada and Tony Clement, Minister of Industry  are partnering up to increase international reach and audience appeal of Canadian destinations.  The Marquee Tourism Events Program is providing $100 million in funding over two years in support of the visitor economy. Read the full article at

Government of Canada Announces Second Call for Proposals for Tourism Stimulus Program

All done for today. Thanks for reading! Come back in a few days to read what’s going  at NCM this month. You don’t want to miss our discussion about green initiatives and suggestions to Canada’s  premiers on what they could do to help the environment.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog and read our latest projects and company news!

Now the first step: Get familiar with our company and products. Read up on NCM in the About us section.

And a little bit about our people and values, so you know what we’re all about:

NCM employees strive to provide strategic marketing solutions that go well beyond our clients’ expectations. Our experienced staff will work hard to help you achieve your marketing objectives. We believe that integrity in all business relationships is the cornerstone of success. Therefore, all communications and interactions with businesses, co-workers and customers will be honest and ethical, regardless of cost or consequences

The last, but definitely not the least important: Our products

NCM List Service Division Products: Government Mailing Lists, Business Mailing Lists (click on product to find out more)

NCM GOVPAGES: government supplier directory: a hard copy and CD-ROM bilingual directory of over 50,000 registered government suppliers. It has been designed using direct input from various types of government users. Using government sole sourcing guidelines each product and service classification has a minimum of three vendors listed. As an added value service to government NCM is researching and highlighting companies who have current standing offers and agreements.  Furthermore, NCM is implementing an eco-efficiency icon, which will classify companies that are working towards reducing their environmental footprint.

Front Cover of our GOVPAGES directory

Need to read a little more? Visit our corporate website  www.govpages.ca