Northwest Pulp & Paper Association
Ponderay wins 2017 environmental excellence award
On October 24, 2017, the Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) awarded the Ponderay Newsprint Company a 2017 Environmental Excellence Award for its sustained commitment to the environment. The Ponderay mill has successfully reduced its carbon emissions by 82%, and indirect carbon emissions by 77%, since 2000; meets 97% of its total electricity needs from environmentally friendly hydroelectric operations; and has reduced overall water consumption by more than 25% since 2010. Ponderay Newsprint Company, located in Usk (Washington), is a partnership between Resolute Forest Products and three leading U.S. newspaper companies. Resolute holds a 40% interest in the joint venture and is the managing partner for mill operations. The NWPPA represents pulp and paper mills and forestry companies in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards
Calhoun mill honored in the energy excellence category
On October 23, 2017, our Calhoun pulp, paper and tissue operation was announced as the overall winner of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2017 Energy Excellence Award during its 35th Annual Environment and Energy Conference. In presenting the award, the Chamber highlighted Resolute’s investments in a modern continuous pulp digester and in the construction of a new state-of-the-art tissue facility at Calhoun, as well as several key sustainability achievements, such as the mill’s significantly reduced environmental footprint.
CNESST Occupational Health and Safety Awards
Girardville sawmill honored in the innovation category
On October 13, 2017, our Girardville sawmill was honored by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) of Quebec during its 33rd Occupational Health and Safety Conference. Girardville was recognized for its achievements in the innovation category (large business) and has been nominated for the National Occupational Health and Safety Awards Gala to be held in spring 2018. The Occupational Health and Safety Awards are organized annually by CNESST in every region of Quebec. Their purpose is to acknowledge procedures and projects implemented by employers and workers in view of preventing workplace accidents and occupational illnesses.
Business Intelligence Group
2017 Sustainability Awards
Resolute VP awarded for global sustainability leadership
On October 12, 2017, Seth Kursman, our vice president, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Government Affairs, was named a “Sustainability Hero” in the 2017 Sustainability Awards category by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG), a U.S.-based professional human resource consulting firm servicing diverse industries. BIG’s 2017 Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. The award acknowledges Seth’s leadership of sustainability for Resolute – and the company’s success in driving performance improvements on a host of key safety, stakeholder and overall sustainability priorities.
2017 Biomass North Awards
Resolute wins industry leadership in the bioeconomy award
On October 11, 2017, Resolute won an award for its Industry Leadership in the Bioeconomy of Northern Ontario. The award was presented during Biomass North Forum 2017 – a two-day gathering in Thunder Bay exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the forest bioeconomy. In recognizing Resolute’s leadership, Biomass North highlighted the company’s investments in its biomass pellet plant in Thunder Bay; its most recent Ontario sawmills; its partnership projects with FPInnovations, CRIBE and Lakehead University; and Resolute’s ground-breaking agreements with seven First Nations in Ontario, which include contracts for biomass-biofuel businesses.