ESG Performance by the Numbers

Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. As a supplier of choice within the forest products industry, we focus on maximizing our contributions to the circular economy, reducing our carbon footprint, creating positive social impact, and bringing value to our operating communities.

Environmental Highlights1

Environmental Highlights
Climate 2022 Performance
2022 Performance
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – scope 1 709 thousands of mt CO2e 158 kg CO2e/mt+bf
GHG emissions – scope 2 438 thousands of mt CO2e 98 kg CO2e/mt+bf
GHG emissions – scope 3 (2021) 3,662 thousands of mt CO2e 755 kg CO2e/mt+bf
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions 2.51 thousands of mt 1.26 kg/mt
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions 0.59 thousands of mt 0.30 kg/mt
Particulate emissions 0.76 thousands of mt 0.38 kg/mt
Energy 2022 Performance
2022 Performance
Total energy consumed (fuel and electricity) 15,305 thousands of MWh / 55,096,310 GJ 7.78 MWh/mt
Renewable energy used (fuel and electricity) 12,091 thousands of MWh / 79% of consumption 6.15 MWh/mt
Electricity consumed2 4,720 thousands of MWh / 16,990,635 GJ 2.38 MWh/mt
Electricity sold 676 thousands of MWh n/a
Self-generated electricity 1,717 thousands of MWh / 32% of electricity consumption 0.87 MWh/mt
Purchased electricity 3,679 thousands of MWh / 68% of electricity consumption 1.86 MWh/mt
Fuel used (oil/diesel) 2,610 thousands of MWh / 25% of fuel consumption 1.32 MWh/mt
Fiel used (biomass) 7,913 thousands of MWh / 75% of fuel consumption 3.95 MWh/mt
Water 2022 Performance
2022 Performance
Water withdrawn 136,047 thousands of m3 68.67 m3/mt
Water treated and discharged 128,156 thousands of m3 64.69 m3/mt
Water used 7,891 thousands of m3 3.98 m3/mt
Water withdrawn from surface water sources >99% of withdrawals n/a
Discharges to water – total suspended solids 4.0 thousands of mt 2.00 kg/mt
Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) of discharges 3.4 thousands of mt 1.73 kg/mt
Environment Management 2022 Performance
2022 Performance
Total waste 417 thousands of mt 210.57 kg/mt
Waste used for beneficial use3 363 thousands of mt 180.31 kg/mt
Waste sent to landfills 54 thousands of mt 30.26 kg/mt
Class 1 and 2 environmental incidents 14 n/a
Significant spills 0 n/a
Significant environmental fines 0 n/a
Total sites 43 n/a
ISO 14001-certified sites 40 n/a
Forest Management 2022 Performance
2022 Performance
Forest management (FM) certification 100% n/a
SFI® FM certification 50,244,433 acres (100%) n/a
FSC® FM certification 17,585,550 acres (35%) n/a
Area of forestland with protected conservation status Protected Areas n/a
Area of forestland in endangered species habitat Conservation and Biodiversity n/a
Area of forestland in Indigenous land Indigenous Collaborations n/a
Aggregate standing timber inventory4 1,250,000,000 m3 n/a
Production 2022 Performance
2022 Performance
Timber harvest volume 8,367,250 m3 n/a
Total fiber sourced for pulp, paper and tissue mills 3,301,132 admt n/a
Amount of recycled and recovered fiber procured 141,949 mt n/a
Total pulp production 729,000 mt n/a
Total paper production 1,252,000 mt n/a
Total wood product production5 2,199,000,000 bf n/a
  1. Environmental data is for pulp, paper and tissue mills only, except for forest management-related information, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental incidents and ISO 14001 certification, which include all operations.
  2. Represents purchased electricity, minus actual external sales of electricity produced from cogeneration facilities.
  3. Includes waste used beneficially, such as recycling and land spreading, as well as on-site energy recovery
  4. Based on 50,244,433 acres of forestland.
  5. Does not include remanufactured wood, engineered wood and wood pellets.

Social Highlights

Social Highlights
Health & Safety 2022 Performance
Lost time incident rate1 0.19
OSHA recordable incident rate 0.63
OSHA severity rate 19.0
Occupational disability rate 0.1%
Absenteeism rate 6.2%
Fatalities – employees 1
Fatalities – contractors 0
Fatalities – total 1
Human Resources 2022 Performance
Employees 6,424
Hires 1,350
Women in workforce 14.6%
Women hiring rate 17.3%
Women in management roles 19.8%
Women in executive roles2 25.0%
Voluntary employee turnover 14.3%
Involuntary employee turnover3 9.1%
Employees unionized 58.4%
Employee eligibility for participation in retirement plans 100%
Employee participation in retirement plans 98.5%
Sustainability metrics for incentive pay Yes, STIP
Paid sick leave Yes
Retirement contributions Yes
Community Engagement and Impact 2022 Performance
Indigenous partnerships and consultative relationships 36
Direct economic impact $2,288,720,000
Payments to governments4 $24,692,000
Community contributions (donations, sponsorships, etc.) $1,290,897
Indirect employment impact5 20,878
Customers and Suppliers 2022 Performance
Customer satisfaction6 96%
Customer requests – sustainability and product stewardship 131
Third-party fiber tracking systems 100%
Fiber processed with minimum due diligence requirements 100%
Fiber purchased from external sources that is third-party certified 58%
Fiber certified to third party standards (sawmills) 56%
Fiber certified to third party standards (pulp and paper mills) 88%
  1. The lost time incident rate is calculated by multiplying the number of incidents that were lost time cases by 200,000, divided by total number of hours worked.
  2. Effective March 1, 2023.
  3. Employees who left the organization due to dismissal, retirement or death in service.
  4. Includes corporate income taxes; franchise tax; property and school taxes; and non-recoverable sales taxes. Excludes payroll taxes; and countervailing and antidumping duties.
  5. Research by the Economic Policy Institute indicates that for every 100 jobs in the paper industry, 325 additional jobs are supported in supplier industries and in local communities due to the re-spending of wages.
  6. Customer satisfaction is measured using quality and service key performance indicators (KPI). Including the percentage of root cause problem elimination cases initiated and closed; excludes wood products.

Governance Highlights

Governance Highlights
Board of directors 2022 Performance
Directors 8
Independent directors 75%
Gender diversity 25% women
Diversity policy Minimum 25% of each gender (men and women)
Chair Independent
Committees1 Audit, HRCNG, EHSS, Finance (4)
Independance of committees All members of HRCNG & Audit independent as per NYSE standards
Average tenure 7.6 years
Average age 64 years
Term limits <15 years and 75 years old, except special circumstances
Number of meetings in previous year 6 regular meetings plus special meetings
Average attendance 100%
Ethics 2022 Performance
Code of business conduct2 Yes, annual compliance and training
New employees trained on Code of Business Conduct 100%
Ethics reporting policy with hotline and whistleblower protection Yes
Human Rights Policy Yes
Related persons policy Yes
Insider trading policy Yes
Anti-hedging and anti-pledging Yes
Recoupement policy Yes
Compensation 2022 Performance
Annual say on pay 99% approval rate in 2022
Annual reviews Benchmarking by HRCNG against peers
ESG metric pay incentives Environmental and health & safety incidents as well as GHG remission reductions
ESG Reporting 2022 Performance
Board, executive and sustainability committee members trained on ESG 100%
Number of material issues (shared priorities) 31
Number of high priority material issues 7
GRI Universal Standards Yes, Core
SASB Standards Yes, pulp & paper and forestry management
UNSDGs Yes, eight SDGs
CDP Climate B
CDP Forests B
CDP Water Security C
Ecovadis Bronze
S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (March 17, 2023) 49 (87th percentile)
Sustainalytics 17.2 (low risk)
  1. Committees included: audit; human resources and compensation/nominating and governance (HRCNG); environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS); and finance.
  2. The Code includes provisions on legal compliance, conflicts of interest, anti-bribery and corruption, human rights, sustainability, fair dealing with third parties, appropriate workplace behavior, protection of intellectual property, security and cybersecurity.

Unless otherwise noted, amounts in this document are in U.S. dollars, and data reported is as at December 31, 2022.

Resolute became a privately-owned company pursuant to the merger of Resolute with a subsidiary of Domtar Corporation on March 1, 2023.