Resolute Forest Products strives to be a good corporate citizen that supports the needs and interests of the communities where we operate. Our philanthropic contributions take many forms, including financial and material support, and countless volunteer hours by our civic-minded employees.
In 2021, our donations and sponsorships – at both the local and corporate levels – totaled over $1.3 million. Highlights of our contributions include $242,000 in donations to charitable community organizations through the Board of Directors Safety Award program, as well as $148,000 through our vaccination incentive program; $295,000 toward academic scholarships and research grants; and $119,000 raised at the Resolute Golf Classic, an annual golf tournament benefiting several health organizations in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec.
In 2022, we set longer-term targets for
2026 to support organizations in our operating communities, including a
commitment to donate at least $1 million to charitable community organizations
through the Board of Directors Safety Award program, and contributing at
least $5 million to community and academic organizations across all operations.
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.
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 pulp, paper and tissue mills, sawmills and other wood products facilities, and woodlands operations
- Occasionally, key urban centers where Resolute has a major customer, investor or other relationship
Resolute does not favor multiyear, 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 different initiatives.
If your organization meets our funding criteria and you would like to submit a donation request, please contact us at [email protected].