The New Economy Clean Tech Awards
Best Forestry and Paper Solutions
In June 2016, Resolute’s sustainability leadership was recognized by The New Economy – a quarterly technology, business and finance magazine. The publication awarded Resolute with its Clean Tech Award for Best Forestry and Paper Solutions. This is the second time Resolute has won a Clean Tech Award (the first being in 2014), which recognizes companies whose ideas, achievements, projects and solutions reflect innovation, long-term vision and leadership. The magazine highlighted Resolute’s achievements in a number of areas, including: a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2000; investing in cleaner energy with 72% of total energy needs now from renewable sources and 78% from biomass; 100% responsible forest management certification and 100% chain of custody certification; partnerships with Canada’s Aboriginal communities; world-class safety performance; and the successful launch and growth of Resolute’s Align™ brand of eco-efficient, budget-friendly papers.
Recycling Coalition of West Virginia Recycling Champion
Fairmont pulp mill honored for paper recycling efforts
On April 20, 2016, Resolute’s Fairmont team was recognized by Marion County in West Virginia for being a recycling leader. The mill partners with the Marion County Solid Waste Authority to recycle paper in all county schools, arranging for each school to receive compensation for the paper collected. There are now bins at 13 schools, and in 2015, the program recycled 59 short tons of paper. The Recycling Coalition of West Virginia recognized both the Fairmont mill – and General Manager Brian Wilmoth – for these efforts and for making significant contributions to the local community.
Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards
Sustainable Forest Products
In April 2016, Resolute was recognized for being a champion of innovation and excellence in the forest products sector, representing The Americas category in this international competition and winning an Excellence in Sustainable Forest Products Award. In conferring this award, the judging panel highlighted Resolute’s leadership in several areas, including: 100% sustainable and responsible forest management certification and 100% chain of custody certification; world-class safety performance; ongoing reductions in environmental incidents; early adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 framework; an impressive 70% greenhouse gas emission reduction since 2000; and continued expansion of consultative and commercial partnerships with Canada’s Aboriginal communities.
CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program Awards
Resolute wins new sustainability award for carbon reduction and energy efficiency
On March 29, 2016, Canadian National Railway (CN) recognized Resolute for its commitment toward an efficient and more sustainable future with a 2016 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 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and through their modal shift to rail. CN planted 100,000 trees across Canada in 2016 to recognize the sustainability leadership of Resolute and its other EcoConnexions partners.
Best in Biz Awards – North American Program
Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year
A second Best in Biz award for Resolute in 2015
On December 2, 2015, Resolute was awarded silver in the Best in Biz most socially or environmentally responsible company of the year category, to go along with the bronze we won in the same category (international program) a few months earlier. This award recognizes the company’s world-class safety performance, the certification of nearly all facility environmental management systems to ISO 14001, transparent sustainability reporting, innovative partnerships with Aboriginal peoples, community outreach, and reduction of environmental incidents. Best in Biz Awards are the only global business awards judged solely by members of the press and industry analysts.