ADRIQ Innovation Awards
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 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 Awards
Excellence in Sustainable Forestry
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 (Quebec) pulp mill; our new wood pellet plant in Thunder Bay (Ontario), 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 ARC Awards
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.
Stevie International Business Awards
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.
TVA Energyright Awards
Grenada mill named top energy perfomer
In June 2016, Resolute’s Grenada (Mississippi) newsprint mill was recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority as a leading performer for achieving the most kilowatt hours saved in 2015 among its directly-served customers. The team at Grenada saved 32,000,000 kWh through its thermomechanical pulp inter-stage screening project, a three-year initiative that, to date, has saved a total of 85,100,000 kWh (about the same as the total electricity used by 8,800 homes in a year) and qualified the mill for $8 million in TVA incentives.