Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards
Excellence in Forestry Products & Services
In January 2018, Resolute was recognized as a standard-bearer of excellence in the forest products industry, winning a global Excellence in Forestry Products & Services Award at Corporate LiveWire’s annual international competition. The awards honor businesses that are transforming their industry by continually setting trends and standards, while championing innovation and continuous improvement. This is the second successive year Corporate LiveWire has awarded Resolute top marks.
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.