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). 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 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.
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.
Toundra Greenhouse wins Clean50 Top20 Projects Award honoring clean capitalism
On September 28, 2017, Toundra Greenhouse, in which Resolute holds a 49% equity interest, was named to Canada’s prestigious Clean50 Top20 Projects list for 2018. Toundra Greenhouse was recognized for its success in reducing carbon emissions, while making a broader contribution to society and to the advancement of carbon capture technology. Using land and energy resources from Resolute’s Saint-Félicien pulp mill, the greenhouse produces 45 million cucumbers annually and employs over 100 people in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. Canada’s Clean50 Top20 Projects category recognizes outstanding sustainability or “clean capitalism” projects from across Canada that innovate, inform and inspire Canadians to do more.