It is by sharing and being actively involved
in our local environment that the word community
takes on its full meaning.
Our Economic Contribution
Net earnings of $1.086 billion in 2017
All the SAQ’s net earnings are remitted to the Quebec government in the form of dividends. In fiscal 2016-2017, this figure amounted to $1.086 billion.
The SAQ also pays to the federal and provincial governments monies it collects from three non-retail sources: excise taxes, sales taxes and specific taxes. In fiscal 2016-2017, these totalled $1.046 billion.
Annual Report 2017 (French only)
Thousands of jobs in Quebec
With its some 840 points of sale, including 405 stores, the SAQ is present across the province. It has more than 7,000 employees, who work enthusaistically to carry out its mission and do their utmost to ensure customers are satisfied.
With its sales and distribution network and administrative offices, the SAQ’s needs are many. Each year, the SAQ purchases around $90 million worth of products and services from some 900 Quebec suppliers.
Investment in research and development
The SAQ encourages research to add value to and increase the use of recovered glass in Quebec. It also contributes to the development of Quebec engineering, in particular by funding the Chaire SAQ de valorisation du verre dans les matériaux at the Université de Sherbrooke. In addition, in partnership with the ÉTS, Ville de Montréal, Éco Entreprises Québec and RECYC-QUÉBEC, the SAQ has supported a research project on using recycled glass on Quebec roads.
Learn more about adding value to glass.