GRI Content Index

The disclosures published on Resolute Forest Products’ website and the associated content index have been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards sustainability reporting procedures defined by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Our reporting corresponds to the ‘Core’ level in the GRI Standards, including the required general standard disclosures, as well as specific standard disclosures for at least one indicator related to each material aspect.

The following index shows where information can be found on this website and in other public documents.

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES
GRI # Disclosure Title Location of Reference
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization Resolute Forest Products
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services 2020 Form 10-K
pgs. 2-8
102-3 Location of headquarters 2020 Form 10-K
inside back cover
102-4 Location of operations 2020 Form 10-K
inside front cover
102-5 Ownership and legal form 2020 Form 10-K
title page
102-6 Markets served Fast Facts 

2020 Form 10-K
pg. 111
No country in the “Other countries” group (see above link) exceeded 2% of consolidated sales.
102-7 Scale of the organization 2020 Form 10-K
inside front cover; pgs. i, 2-5
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Human Resources - Key Performance Indicators
102-9 Supply chain Chain of Custody 
Guidelines for Suppliers
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Letter to Shareholders
There were no significant changes in our supply chain.
102-11 Precautionary principle or approach Vision and Values
Forest Certification
Environmental Management
Health and Safety
102-12 External initiatives Industry Partnerships
Forest Certification
Research Partnerships
102-13 Membership of associations Industry Partnerships
Forest Certification
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker Letter to Shareholders
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Shared Priorities
2020 Form 10-K pgs. 11-22
Public Commitments
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Vision and Values
Human Resources
Code of Business Conduct
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Corporate Governance
Ethics Reporting Policy
Governance
102-18 Governance structure Corporate Governance
Management Proxy Statement
Our Approach to Sustainability
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Our Approach to Sustainability
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Labor Relations
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Our Approach to Sustainability
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Our Approach to Sustainability
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Shared Priorities
Reporting Practices
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2020 Form 10-K
pg. 4-7
102-46 Defining report content and topic boundaries Reporting Sustainability
102-47 List of material topics Shared Priorities
102-48 Restatements of information With the sale of the Augusta (Georgia), Catawba (South Carolina), Fairmont (Virginia) and Thorold (Ontario) mills, baselines for indicators were adjusted during the 2018 and 2019 reporting periods. In addition, some of the data reported may be slightly different than previously disclosed due to adjustments resulting from data verification and our efforts to standardize reporting across all operations, namely scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For some of our operations, GHG emissions factors are confirmed by utilities only after data has been disclosed publicly.
102-49 Changes in reporting Reporting Sustainability
102-50 Reporting period 2019 and 2020
102-51 Date of most recent report July 1, 2019
102-52 Reporting cycle Every two years
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report [email protected]
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Reporting Sustainability
102-55 GRI content index GRI Content Index
102-56 External verification The current sustainability reporting was assessed by the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) according to the reporting requirements of the GRI Standards and was verified that it meets the requirements of the in-accordance Core option.
Management Approach
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Reporting Sustainability
103-2 The management approach and its components Transparency and Communication
Customer Satisfaction
Data Security and Privacy
Economy and Communities
Emissions and Energy
Employment
Environment
Forests
Health and Safety
Responsible Procurement - Labor & Social Criteria
Risk Management
Waste and Water
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Transparency and Communication
Customer Satisfaction
Data Security and Privacy
Economy and Communities
Emissions and Energy
Employment
Environment
Forests
Health and Safety
Responsible Procurement - Labor & Social Criteria
Risk Management
Waste and Water
     
SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES
GRI # Disclosure Title Location of Reference
ECONOMIC
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Community Involvement - Key Performance Indicators
202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community Human Resources - Key Performance Indicators
2020 Form 10-K
pg. 3
203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Community Involvement - Key Performance Indicators
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Human Resources
Ethics Reporting Strategy
ENVIRONMENTAL
301-1 Materials used by weight or volume Fiber Sourcing
Chemical Procurement
301-2 Recycled input materials used Forestry and Fiber Sourcing
Recycled Content
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Green Energy
303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
303-2 Water discharge by quality and destination Disclosures available in our CDP Water Security report
Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
303-3 Water withdrawn Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
303-4 Water discharge Disclosures available in our CDP Water Security report
Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
303-5 Water consumed Disclosures available in our CDP Water Security report
Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Protected Areas
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Carbon Footprint
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Carbon Footprint
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Carbon Footprint
Disclosures available in our CDP Climate Change report
ESG Performance by the Numbers
305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
306-1 Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
Optimizing Fiber Use
Downstream Waste
306-2 Management of significant waste-related impacts Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
306-3 Waste generated Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
306-4 Waste diverted from disposal Mill Environmental Performance - Key Performance Indicators
Optimizing Fiber Use
Downstream Waste
307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Environmental incidents:
Environmental Management
Regulatory infractions:
Forestry Regulations
SOCIAL
401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover Human Resources - Key Performance Indicators
402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes Labor Relations
403-1 Occupational health and safety management system Health and Safety
403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Health and Safety
403-3 Occupational health services Health and Safety
403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Health and Safety
403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety Health and Safety
403-6 Promotion of worker health Innovations and Awards
403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Safety Performance
403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system Health and Safety
403-9 Work-related injuries Safety Performance
403-10 Work-related ill health Safety Performance
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees Human Resources - Key Performance Indicators
411-1 Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples Indigenous Peoples Policy
Collaborations with Indigenous Peoples 
There were no identified incidents of violations involving the rights of Indigenous peoples. 
412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Resolute is currently developing key performance indicators for this topic, as it only emerged as a shared priority in late 2020. We are committed to conducting business with absolute integrity in an atmosphere of respect, candor and good faith. Compliance with the law is a given. Our aspirations are considerably higher. We believe that ethical conduct in business activities, in addition to compliance with law and policy, creates a more positive business environment for those who work for, invest in or do business with us. Our operations are located in North America where there are stringent conventions, laws and regulations in place respecting human rights. Please see our Code of Business Conduct for more information.
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Community Involvement - Key Performance Indicators 
Engaging in Dialogue
414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Cognibox Supplier Qualification Process
Regional Procurement Policy Guidelines
Deployment of our Regional Supplier Registry web portal across all operations, including screening of suppliers, is underway: over 600 businesses signed up in Quebec in 2020; portal to be rolled out in Ontario and the United States in 2021.
418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Omitted due to confidentiality constraints; we are currently developing our key performance indicators for this topic, as it only emerged as a shared priority in late 2020. For our management approach to Data Security and Privacy, please see Shared Priorities.