Ontario Power Generation Health and Safety Award
Resolute’s Scott Manford recognized for building a strong safety culture
On May 21, 2018, Scott Manford, health and safety superintendent at our Atikokan (Ontario) sawmill, received the Ontario Power Generation Health and Safety Award at the annual Atikokan Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony. Scott has been responsible for recruiting new workers and overseeing their training since the construction of the sawmill in 2014, and has helped shape the facility’s strong safety culture.
Manufacture Alabama Safety Achievement Award
Coosa Pines recognized for superior workplace safety performance
On March 14, 2018, Resolute’s Coosa Pines pulp mill was honored by Manufacture Alabama and the Alabama Department of Labor for its superior 2017 safety performance. The recognition is given to mills that operate the most hours with the fewest recordable incidents. Coosa Pines won the award in the paper manufacturing category (facilities with 251-500 employees) and also received a certificate signed by Governor Kay Ivey for completing 2017 with no lost-time incidents. This is the third consecutive year Manufacture Alabama, the state’s manufacturing trade association, has recognized our Coosa Pines operation at its annual Safety Achievement Awards, and the second time the mill has taken top honors.
Tissue World Magazine Mill Awards
Calhoun named ‘most energy-aware mill’
In March 2018, Resolute’s Calhoun (Tennessee) pulp, paper and tissue operation was named ‘most energy-aware mill’ by Tissue World. The annual award is given to mills whose energy reduction efforts and overall sustainability initiatives stand out. Our Calhoun mill operates 100% coal-free (scope 1) and in 2017, met 68% of its energy requirements through an on-site cogeneration facility. Recent investments at Calhoun include $100 million to install a modern continuous pulp digester and wood chip processing equipment, as well as about $295 million to build a state-of-the-art tissue facility. This is the second time Resolute has been recognized by Tissue World, which celebrates tissue production and mill innovation across North America. Our Hialeah (Florida) mill garnered the same award in 2016.
Mercury Excellence Awards
Resolute takes writing honors for feature article in 2016 Annual Report
In February 2018, Resolute’s 2016 Annual Report was recognized with a Mercury Excellence Award in the “Writing: Feature Article” category for a piece showcasing the Toundra Greenhouse in Saint-Félicien, Quebec. The brief narrative combined figures and text to highlight the achievements of Quebec’s newest and largest vegetable greenhouse, which fulfills 90% of its water requirements through rain water and snow recovery, while producing over 45 million cucumbers annually. For over a quarter of a century, the Mercury Awards have been honoring outstanding achievement in professional communications.
Business Intelligence Group Innovation Awards
On February 7, 2018, Resolute won a 2018 BIG Innovation Award for developing a safer, more comfortable and eco-friendly chemical protective suit for mill employees. The Innovation Awards are presented annually by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) to honor organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life. Resolute and our Kénogami (Quebec) and Calhoun (Tennessee) mill employees were recognized for developing our innovative suit.