PAPTAC Safety Leadership Award
Kénogami mill wins for safety record and innovation
The Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) has honored Resolute's Kénogami (Quebec) mill with the 2017 Safety Leadership Award in recognition of the facility's ongoing efforts to improve safety performance and create an injury-free workplace. In addition to Resolute's overall world-class safety record, the award highlights the paper mill's development of an innovative chemical protective suit – now being adopted by others in the industry – which is safer, eco-friendly and more comfortable to wear. The Safety Leadership Award was presented to Resolute during the annual PaperWeek Canada conference, organized by PAPTAC, which was held in February 2017, in Montréal.
ADRIQ Innovation Award
Resolute wins for innovative health and safety product
Resolute and our Kénogami (Quebec) and Calhoun (Tennessee) mill employees were recognized in November 2016 for developing a safer, more comfortable and eco-friendly chemical protective suit. The honor, presented at the 26th annual ADRIQ Innovation Awards Gala in Montréal, recognized our innovative suit, which provides greater protection against both heat and chemicals, while its comfort and breathability provides a dramatically higher quality of work environment and reduces worker fatigue significantly. The new suit can also be used for at least a year, which has substantially reduced our waste and ecological footprint, along with our equipment expenditures. The suit is now being adopted by others in the industry.
Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Award
Resolute wins excellence in sustainable forestry award
Corporate LiveWire has honored Resolute with a 2017 Innovation & Excellence Award for excellence in sustainable forestry. The award recognizes Resolute for seizing new opportunities to diversify, innovate and grow our business – from our entry into the tissue market to investing in projects that have improved the environmental performance of our manufacturing processes, including recent upgrades at our Calhoun facility in Tennessee. Corporate Livewire also highlighted Resolute’s support for innovative projects, such as the deployment of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at our Saint-Félicien pulp mill; our new wood pellet plant in Thunder Bay, which generates (carbon neutral) renewable energy; and our joint venture to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of biomaterial made of wood fiber.
MerComm Annual Report Competition
Gold and bronze for excellence in annual reporting
Resolute has earned gold and bronze awards from the prestigious MerComm Annual
Report Competition (ARC) for our 2015 Annual Report: the gold in the Written
Text category and the bronze in the Financial Data category. These two awards
recognize Resolute’s leadership in developing an annual report that includes
both financial and sustainability information. MerComm’s Annual Report
Competition is a globally recognized international competition honoring
outstanding achievement in annual reporting.
International Business Award
Bronze Stevie for corporate social responsibility program of the year
Resolute has been recognized by the International Business Awards (IBAs) with a bronze Stevie® award in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in the United States and Canada. Some of the highlights that allowed us to achieve this honor were a world-class OSHA safety incident rate of 0.66; reducing mill environmental incidents by 55%; plummeting absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 71% since 2000; and signing a C$100 million agreement with six of the 39 First Nations communities with whom we engage. IBA Stevies are the world’s premier business awards and honor accomplishments in all aspects of work life.