Forest Products Association of Canada Awards of Excellence
Resolute employees recognized at 2019 awards ceremony
In May 2019, two Resolute employees were recognized by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Awards of Excellence program. Marie-Philippe Drouin, a superintendent at our Alma (Quebec) mill, received the Rising Star Award, while recently retired François Dumoulin – a forest engineer who spent his entire 40-year career with Resolute and its predecessor companies – received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual event recognizes and celebrates the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and forest communities.
APA – The Engineered Wood Association Safety and Health Awards
Resolute-LP – Larouche recognized for equipment-based innovation in safety
In May 2019, our Resolute-LP – Larouche (Quebec) joint-venture engineered wood products facility was honored with an Innovation in Safety Award by APA – The Engineered Wood Association through its Safety and Health Awards program, which celebrates safety and operational excellence in the structural panel and engineered wood industry. The association recognized the facility for equipment-based innovation to its sheet metal storage system, a project that has reduced the number of hazards for entrapment, increased productivity and minimized safety risks for the activity.
Pulp & Paper Canada
Safest Mills in Canada
On April 15, 2019, two Resolute mills – Thunder Bay and Saint-Félicien – took top honors in Pulp & Paper Canada’s 2018 Safest Mills in Canada contest for their outstanding safety record. Our Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill placed first in category B (50,000 to 80,000 worker hours per month), and our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill placed first in category C (less than 50,000 worker hours per month).
Our 2017 Annual and Sustainability Report wins three international design awards
On April 15, 2019, Resolute won three Astrid Awards for our 2017 Annual and Sustainability Report, including a silver in the Specialized Annual Reports category. We were also given Honors in the Online PDF category and in the Corporate – Traditional category for the Americas. The Astrids – sponsored by MerComm, a global independent awards organization dedicated to defining the standards of excellence in corporate communications – were established to celebrate the best in international design communications.
Safety Leadership Award
On March 12, 2019, Pulp and Paper International (PPI) honored Resolute with a 2019 Safety Leadership Award for our commitment to fostering a “Total Safety Organization” based on 2017 performance. The award recognizes our strong commitment to workplace safety, our world-class safety performance, and the leadership we have demonstrated in our field. Resolute’s new safety audit process contributed to our improved performance by reinforcing the need for individual accountability. Fastmarkets RISI’s PPI Awards celebrate leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the global pulp and paper industry.