Best in Biz Awards International
Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year
On August 5, 2015, Resolute received a bronze Best in Biz Award (International) for Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year. The honor recognized 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. In December 2015, Resolute also won a same-category silver award under the Best in Biz North American program. Best in Biz Awards are the only global business awards program judged solely by members of the press and industry analysts.
APA – The Engineered Wood Association Safety and Health Awards
Wood products facilities rewarded for world-class safety standards
Our Resolute-LP Larouche and Saint-Prime (Quebec) joint-venture engineered wood facilities picked up prestigious 2014 safety and health awards from APA–The Engineered Wood Association in recognition of their excellent safety records as well as commitment to maintaining an injury-free workplace and respecting world-class safety standards. The APA Safety and Health awards are based on lowest injury rates and severity, greatest improvement in reducing injuries, innovations to reduce injuries, and best company record.
Closing the Loop Awards
Menominee mill recognized for recycling leadership
Resolute’s recycled bleached kraft (RBK) pulp mill in Menominee (Michigan) received a Closing the Loop award at the state’s first Governor’s Recycling Summit in May 2015, in recognition of its support of recycling. The Menominee facility uses wastepaper that is diverted from landfills to produce affordable, high-quality products. The Closing the Loop award was created by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Recycling Coalition to recognize individuals or groups that: design products to be recyclable; purchase and use products made of recycled content; or create and manufacture recycled-content products.
Resolute earns immigrant-friendly designation
In April 2015, Resolute’s paper mill in Amos (Quebec) received the Certification-Ethno designation for its work in integrating immigrant employees. During the year, the team at the facility welcomed five new managers and professionals who immigrated from Senegal, Cameroon, Cambodia and Thailand. In addition to receiving professional training and skill development, the new employees were provided support that included language courses and assistance in finding places to live. The Certification-Ethno designation was created by the community-based Mosaïque interculturelle régionale to recognize companies that recruit immigrant workers in the province’s Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.
The New Economy Magazine Clean Tech Awards
Best Forestry and Paper Solutions
In December 2014, Resolute was presented with The New Economy magazine’s Clean Tech award in the best forestry and paper solutions category. Resolute’s achievements in this area include a 65%1 reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2015; third-party, chain-of-custody fiber-tracking systems at all of our facilities in Canada and the United States; and partnerships with local Aboriginal communities. The New Economy Awards honor companies around the world whose ideas, achievements, projects and solutions reflect innovation and R&D, long-term vision and leadership.
1 At the end of 2014, our reduction had reached an impressive 70%.