• Resolute Forest Products provides indispensable products for basic human necessities like shelter, personal care and education, and we contribute to the health and welfare of our society. Leveraging modern practices, we steward renewable, sustainable, fossil-free resources; seek resource maximization and waste minimization through integration and innovation; and play an important role in fighting climate change.

    Our fundamental goal is to generate value for the company while driving economic activity in a sustainable and responsible way. Our success supports community economic growth and prosperity, social well-being and advancement, as well as shared environmental benefit.

    Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Responsibilities

    Our sustainability strategy, based on a balanced approach to environmental, social and economic performance, is designed to enhance our competitive position, ensure the responsible management of resources in our care, and generate positive socio-economic impacts. Aligned with the principles of the circular economy, the strategy is supported by public commitments under four pillars:

    • manage the resources in our care with the highest respect, differentiating the company as an environmental supplier of choice
    • position Resolute as an attractive employer, one where employees learn, grow and succeed
    • engage and collaborate with our operating communities, contributing to their prosperity
    • operate assets to the best of our ability and make the most of what we have, earning the right to be in business

    The overall responsibility for our sustainability performance resides with the Paper Excellence group of companies' Global Sustainability Steering Committee, while we rely on Resolute's sustainability committee to support the delivery of our key commitments and implement related plans. The committee is governed by a charter, which defines its role, responsibilities and membership.

    Sharing Our Performance

    Resolute’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is driven by our commitment to sustainability. While we were a public company, we developed a series of leaflets summarizing our ESG objectives and performance, which are available for download below. Our progress in 2023, as we were welcomed into the Paper Excellence group of companies, is highlighted in detail throughout the Sustainability section of our website.

    ESG at Resolute

    Thorough, high-level synopsis of the company's sustainability strategy and ESG performance

    ESG by the Numbers

    Comprehensive data-driven summary based on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) requirements for forestry management and pulp & paper products as well as select global ESG rating systems

    Public Commitments

    Detailed look at our commitment to continuous improvement and transparency, highlighting our sustainability targets and annual performance

    Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

    We have prepared reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for sustainability reporting since 2010. The GRI Standards are some of the world's most broadly accepted guidelines for comprehensive sustainability reporting, providing a robust framework for linking key performance indicators to shared priority issues identified by our stakeholders and strategic partners

    Some visitors to our site may find it useful to use the GRI content index to find management disclosures and data on specific indicators. The compliance of our 2021-2022 GRI-based sustainability reporting was verified in August 2023.

    Our sustainability strategy also aligns with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In 2021, we successfully integrated eight of the 17 SDGs into our sustainability reporting. Our UN SDGs page outlines how we are aligning our sustainability performance with the relevant SDG targets.

    Our sustainability reporting also follows the SASB Standards for forestry management and pulp & paper products. 

    Resolute has set scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for 2026 in line with the Science Based Targets initiative. For more information, please visit our Climate Change and Energy page. 

    Recognizing Our Sustainability Leadership

    We are delighted others have highlighted our leadership in sustainability. Details on the organizations that have recognized Resolute over the past year are available in the Awards and Recognition section.