Outstanding Achievement in Professional Communications
Resolute has earned two awards from the prestigious Mercury competition for our 2015 Annual Report: gold for overall excellence in the combined financial and sustainability report category, and honors for excellence in writing in the annual report category. The International Mercury Awards Competition honors the best in public relations, public affairs and corporate communications.
PAPTAC Business Awards
Kénogami mill wins for safety record and innovation
The Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) has honored Resolute's Kénogami (Quebec) paper mill with the 2017 Safety Leadership Award in recognition of the facility's ongoing efforts to improve safety performance and create an injury-free workplace. In addition to Resolute's overall world-class safety record, the award highlights the mill's development of an innovative chemical protective suit, which is safer, eco-friendly and more comfortable to wear.
Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders
Resolute: one of Canada’s innovation leaders
For the sixth consecutive year, Resolute has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders. The annual ranking is prepared by Research Infosource Inc. and highlights Canada’s most innovative corporations. Some of Resolute’s innovative projects include: a project to deploy enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill in partnership with CO2 Solutions; our wood pellet plant in Thunder Bay (Ontario), which generates carbon-neutral renewable energy; and our joint venture with Mercer International to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of biomaterial made of wood fiber.
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, which provides greater protection against both heat and chemicals. Its comfort and breathability provides a dramatically higher quality of work environment and reduces worker fatigue significantly. The new innovative suit can be used for at least a year, which has substantially reduced our waste and ecological footprint, along with our equipment expenditures.
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. 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.