AF&PA Sustainability Awards
Leadership in Sustainability
On November 9, 2018, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recognized Resolute’s proactive approach to workplace safety with a 2018 Leadership in Sustainability Award. The annual awards highlight exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry. Resolute’s new proactive process, focused on individual accountability, was a key factor in our selection for the award. As a result of implementing the process, 26 of our operations completed 2017 without a single recordable injury. This is the second consecutive year the AF&PA has honored Resolute for its sustainability advancements.
On November 5, 2018, the Excellence Awards selected Resolute as the winner of its 2018 North American Excellence Award for Corporate Responsibility. The annual awards competition recognizes the best in the North American public relations and communications community. Our submission focused on the environmental pillar of the company’s sustainability strategy. In particular, actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate climate change have been key elements of Resolute’s sustainability commitments for the past seven years.
MerComm International Galaxy Awards
On October 21, 2018, Resolute communications initiatives were recognized with four 2018 Galaxy Awards. The international competition for product and service marketing is sponsored by MerComm, a global independent awards organization dedicated to defining the standards of excellence in the communications fields. Our 2017 Annual and Sustainability Report earned gold in the Copywriting category for the Americas. We also received three bronze awards in the following categories: Copywriting, for our Letter to Stockholders; Annual Reports – Print; and Videos/DVDs – Corporate Identity, for our "We Believe in Shared Values" video.
Order of Forestry Engineers of Quebec
Resolute forester Serge Gosselin honored with prestigious Medal of the Order
On October 18, 2018, Serge Gosselin, Resolute’s recently retired director of forestry for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, received the Medal of the Order of Forestry Engineers of Quebec. The honor is awarded each year to a forester whose achievements throughout his/her career have contributed to the advancement of the profession. Serge was among the first foresters to contribute to the enactment of caribou conservation measures in Quebec’s Charlevoix region in the 1990s. During the early 2000s, he worked with his team and wildlife experts to develop an innovative approach to harvest scheduling that would preserve important caribou habitat in the Saguenay region.
Business Intelligence Group Awards for Business
Green Company of the Year; Green Product of the Year
On October 3, 2018, Resolute earned two Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Awards for Business for 2018: the Green Company of the Year Award and the Green Product of the Year Award – both in the Manufacturing category. The Green Company of the Year Award recognizes our business and sustainability strategies, which are focused on improving the energy efficiency of our operations and producing renewable energy, as well as reducing waste and our reliance on fossil fuels. Our Green Heritage® recycled tissue line was selected as the Green Product of the Year.