Environmental Leader Award
Resolute wins top project award for Toundra Greenhouse joint venture
At the 2017 Environmental Leader Conference, held June 5-7 in Denver (Colorado), Resolute received an Environmental Leader of the Year Award for jointly developing Toundra Greenhouse, a recently inaugurated world-class complex. The Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products/services and projects that provide companies with environmental, sustainability and energy management benefits. Winners are awarded Top Product or Top Project of the Year based on scores from a panel of distinguished judges. The judges were especially impressed with the innovative nature of the Toundra Greenhouse business model as well as its environmental and social benefits. Environmental Leader is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy, environmental and sustainability news.
2017 Store Brands Editors’ Picks Award
Best New Product
Atlas Tissue’s Green Heritage brand wins gold for best new paper product
Our new Green Heritage® line of premium 100% recycled bath tissue for the at-home market is the top pick of editors at Store Brands retailing magazine – winning gold in the paper products category of the magazine’s annual Best New Products competition. Green Heritage is environmentally friendly, dye- and fragrance-free, septic-safe as well as economical – a series of innovations leading the way in the green tissue market. Consumer testing also confirms that Green Heritage bath tissue is preferred over the leading 100% recycled bath tissue on the market. Store Brands’ Editors’ Picks Awards recognize the best new food and non-food products available for private labeling. All honorees are profiled in the May 2017 issue of the magazine.
CN EcoConnexions Partnership Award
Resolute recognized again for carbon reduction and energy efficiency
On April 6, 2017, Canadian National Railway (CN) recognized Resolute for the second year for its commitment toward an efficient and more sustainable future with a 2017 CN EcoConnexions Partnership Award. These awards are given annually to CN customers who are working to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency across their supply chains through energy efficiency programs, sustainability policies, public reporting to the CDP, and through their modal shift to rail. To recognize the sustainability efforts of their EcoConnexion Partners, CN has planted 210,000 trees to date in areas that have been devastated by fire or flood, to help rehabilitate agricultural land or to provide wind barriers and soil mitigation.
Resolute distinguishes itself in the sustainabile development category
Resolute received the Mercure award for Sustainable Development at the 2017 Mercuriades Gala held April 24, 2017. The company earned praise from the jury for its involvement in the Toundra Greenhouse project in Saint-Félicien (Quebec), an innovative joint venture in which Resolute is one of the main partners. The complex, which was inaugurated last December, already covers 1 million square
feet (8.5 hectares), produces 45 million cucumbers a year, and employs over 100 workers. Once all four construction phases are completed in 2020, the greenhouse will cover about 4 million square feet (34 hectares), and will create 400 jobs in the Lac-Saint-Jean region. The project involves a total investment of C$100 million. The Mercuriades, created by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec in 1981, is the province’s most prestigious business competition, celebrating the ambition, innovation and performance of Quebec businesses.
Peer Awards for Excellence
Corporate Responsibility Award and Industry Sector Award
Resolute wins two international sustainability awards for carbon leadership
Resolute won two 2016/2017 Peer Awards for Excellence for demonstrating leadership in carbon reduction and reporting. Our success in reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 73% over 2000 levels in 2016 – and the comprehensiveness and transparency of our carbon reporting – won Resolute a Corporate Responsibility Award in the sustainability category, as well as an Industry Sector Award in the manufacturing category. Resolute’s carbon leadership was also acknowledged in the Global Region Awards in the international category. The Peer Awards for Excellence celebrate tangible accomplishments and innovative ideas in global business. Finalists present their initiatives for review by fellow finalists – a unique process that allows judging by an audience of peers in the areas of corporate responsibility, customer engagement, and people and performance. Winners were announced on March 24, 2017, in London, United Kingdom.