Based primarily on the shared priority issues identified by our stakeholders, Resolute Forest Products developed a sustainability strategy that drives all of our sustainability activities and initiatives, including our public commitments.
In 2011, we established a set of ambitious commitments reflecting our approach to balancing the company’s sustainability priorities. Since then, we have been tracking and reporting our progress annually and updating our targets, as necessary, in order to promote continuous improvement, which requires the use of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) targets. While some of the commitments meet the SMART standard, others are still being refined. One of the main responsibilities of our sustainability committee is to review and refine our sustainability commitments on an annual basis. This cross-functional group, comprised of senior managers from various departments, recommends strategies, sets goals, measures results, oversees reporting, communications and continuous improvement, and assesses stakeholder expectations and sustainability trends.
Our year-over-year performance has steadily improved, and we continue to build on a solid base of what we believe are meaningful accomplishments. The following tables provide a summary Resolute’s sustainability performance for all the operations we owned or operated as at December 31, 2018.
Environmental Commitments and Performance
Social Commitments and Performance