Resolute’s online CSR report wins bronze
The 2017 iNOVA Awards, celebrating website excellence, recognized Resolute’s online corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting with a bronze award in December 2017. The iNOVAs annually honor the world’s best corporate websites, along with the creative and development teams that help organizations build their profile, image and reputation in the online world. The iNOVAs are part of the MerComm International Awards Program.
Tennessee Valley Authority Carbon Reduction Awards
Calhoun and Grenada Join Leadership Circle
In November 2017, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) presented Resolute’s Calhoun (Tennessee) and Grenada (Mississippi) mills with Leadership Circle Awards, which recognize TVA customers who achieve the lowest carbon emission rates during the year. The awards ceremony was held during TVA’s fall customer meeting in Gatlinburg (Tennessee). These are the first-ever carbon reduction awards presented by TVA to encourage sustainability and stewardship in the region.
Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders
Resolute: one of Canada’s Innovation Leaders
For the seventh 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 pilot plant at our Thunder Bay (Ontario) facility to test and provide new pathways to the large-scale production of green bio-chemicals derived from wood; 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, 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.
Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry
West Virginia honors Fairmont mill for exporting to China
On November 4, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and other officials recognized Resolute’s Fairmont mill for exporting recycled bleached kraft pulp to China. The annual commendation ceremony celebrates West Virginia companies for exporting their products to new countries and for helping to grow business in the state. In presenting Fairmont with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry, Governor Justice thanked the Fairmont team for helping West Virginia compete in world markets and for exporting its highly valued and environmentally friendly products to Resolute’s expanding customer base in China.
AF&PA Leadership in Sustainability Award
Resolute recognized for energy efficiency/greenhouse gas reduction
On November 3, 2017, Resolute received an AF&PA Sustainability Award for our GHG reduction program. The company has adopted a series of ambitious sustainability commitments, including a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) from our facilities by 65% between 2000 and 2015. By improving the energy efficiency of our operations and increasing the use of lower carbon fuels, we surpassed that goal. At the end of 2016, the company had lowered GHG emissions by 73% compared to 2000 levels. “A series of environmental commitments led Resolute to implement voluntary and pro-active improvements to drastically reduce GHG emissions from their facilities,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.