BIG Innovation Awards
Resolute recognized as a global innovator
On January 22, 2020, Resolute was announced as a winner in the 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). Resolute was recognized for the bio-refinery plant at our Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill, which is developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bio-products derived from wood. The Innovation Awards are presented annually to organizations, products and people bringing new ideas to life. Nominations from across the globe were judged by a select group of business leaders and executives.
Senneterre Millenium Awards
recognized for environmental efforts
On January 11, 2020, Resolute’s Senneterre (Quebec) sawmill received a Millenium Award in the ‘Local Environmental Efforts’ category. This award recognizes actions by a company or an organization to reduce, reuse, recycle and re-purpose as part of its activities. The regional municipality of Vallée-de-l’Or presents the award every two years at the City of Senneterre’s annual Millenium entrepreneurial gala.
Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders
Resolute: one of Canada’s 2019 innovation leaders
In November 2019, for the ninth consecutive year, Resolute was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders by Research Infosource
. Examples of Resolute’s innovative projects are the bio-refinery plant at our Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill to test and provide new pathways to the large-scale production of bio-chemicals derived from wood, as well as our joint venture with Mercer International, Performance BioFilaments
, to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of biomaterial made of wood fiber.
CNESST Occupational Health and Safety Awards
Saint-Thomas sawmill honored in the innovation category
On October 18, 2019, our Saint-Thomas sawmill employees were honored by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) of Quebec, during its 35th regional occupational health and safety conference, for their achievements in the innovation category (large business) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The Occupational Health and Safety Awards are organized annually by the CNESST in every region of Quebec in order to recognize companies that, through their determination, creativity and values, help promote health and safety in the province.
Quebec Job Creator Awards
Three Resolute operations collectively recognized for creating employment opportunities
In October 2019, Resolute’s operations in Quebec’s North Shore region – the Baie-Comeau paper mill, the Outardes sawmill and the Côte-Nord woodlands – collectively received a 'Coup de Coeur' award from the Quebec Job Creator Awards, which recognize companies that contribute to economic development in the province by creating employment opportunities. Despite a workforce shortage, the three operations hired 140 new employees between 2017 and 2018 thanks to a number of concrete actions undertaken by the management teams.