Resolute Forest Products strives to be a good corporate citizen that supports the needs and interests of the communities where we operate and beyond. Our community contributions provide financial, human and material support, as well as in-kind staff time donated to non-profit or humanitarian organizations and countless volunteer hours undertaken by our civic-minded employees.
Areas of Funding
We have chosen two pillars of sustainable development as our priority areas for philanthropic contributions: social (community health and education) and environmental (community projects and education).
Humanitarian needs are supported through Centraide/United Way campaigns, and Resolute encourages site-specific and/or regional employee-led workplace campaigns.
Our support focuses on the needs of the geographic regions where we operate or have other strong relationships:
- Primarily, regional communities in which the company has operations, including paper mills, sawmills and woodlands operations
- Occasionally, key urban centers where Resolute has a major customer, investor or other relationship
Resolute does not favor multi-year, long-term commitments and does not provide support to projects benefiting only one person. Generally, we do not contribute to organizations funded by Centraide/United Way as we already support these organizations through a number of other initiatives.
If your organization meets our funding criteria and you would like to request a donation, please contact us at:
Resolute Forest Products
Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Government Affairs
111 Robert-Bourassa Blvd., Suite 5000
Montreal, Quebec, H3C 2M1, Canada
Support of Communities
In 2017, we launched a new tracking initiative to report detailed information on our community outreach, including stakeholder engagement activities, charitable contributions and volunteer work. Engagement by community information-sharing groups, composed of company employees and local stakeholders, is now tracked and reported on a monthly basis. We are committed to enhancing the structure of this initiative to ensure consistent participation and reporting across the company.
Resolute’s community engagement strategy targets philanthropic contributions to two key pillars of sustainable development: social (community health and education) and environmental (community projects and education). Our contributions take many forms, including financial and material support, and countless volunteer hours by our employees.
In 2017, our donations and sponsorships – at both the local and corporate levels – totaled over $1 million. Resolute concluded a five-year, C$2 million commitment to the Domaine-du-Roy and Maria-Chapdelaine regional county municipalities in support of economic development projects in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. The annual Resolute golf tournament, also benefiting the region, raised C$105,000 for medical equipment purchases.
Employees at our Catawba (South Carolina) pulp and paper mill meet regularly to promote literacy through the Little Free Library initiative. Sponsoring the creation of self-serve book boxes, or “exchanges”, in high-traffic public spaces is a fitting way for our employees to engage in their community. Thirteen book boxes now dot the local landscape.
Over the past 22 years, Resolute and employees at our Augusta (Georgia) newsprint mill have made combined contributions totaling $584,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
In the wake of the destruction caused by a series of hurricanes that hit the Southern United States and the Caribbean in 2017, Resolute supported rebuilding and relief efforts. In addition to the railcar of lumber our La Doré (Quebec) sawmill donated to the Habitat for Humanity program in Houston (Texas), our Calhoun (Tennessee) operation sent thousands of packages of bath tissue and paper towels. A second railcar of lumber was donated to Florida in support of local Habitat programs, and we worked closely with humanitarian organizations in Puerto Rico to ship cases of bottled water and other much-needed emergency supplies from our Baie-Comeau (Quebec) mill to the port of San Juan.