Corporate Philanthropy

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.

Geographic Focus

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

Exclusions

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.

Funding Requests

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
[email protected]

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 2018, our donations and sponsorships – at both the local and corporate levels – totaled over $1.1 million. In addition, the annual Resolute golf tournament, benefiting the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, raised C$200,000 for medical equipment purchases, while 53 Resolute employees shaved their heads to help raise C$98,000 for the On the Tip of Your Toes Foundation, also located in Lac-Saint-Jean. Over the past 23 years, Resolute and employees at our Augusta (Georgia) newsprint mill have made combined contributions of $610,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.