ADRIQ Innovation Awards
On November 19, 2020, Resolute, in partnership with FPInnovations and Performance BioFilaments, won a Partnership award at the annual ADRIQ (Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec) Innovation Awards gala. Nominated alongside ten other organizations in the category, Resolute was recognized for its commercial plant specializing in the production of cellulose filaments at the Kénogami (Quebec) paper mill. The ADRIQ’s awards competition has been celebrating the innovation of businesses and organizations for 30 years, and is considered one of the most prestigious in Quebec.
Excellence in Corporate Websites
On November 17, 2020, the 2020 iNOVA Awards competition honored Resolute with three silver awards for its 2019 online annual and sustainability reporting. The sustainability section of Resolute’s corporate website won in two categories, Corporate Social Responsibility and Online Annual Reports (Manufacturing), while the company’s Resolute Highlights site won in the Microsite category. Part of the MerComm International Awards programs, the iNOVA competition honors overall excellence and innovation for corporate websites. The judging panels, made up of top internet professionals from around the world, are committed to recognizing the best corporate websites and raising the standards of excellence.
AF&PA Sustainability Awards
Leadership in Sustainability – Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction
On November 13, 2020, Resolute won the 2020 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Leadership in Sustainability – Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Large Company) Award for the modernization of the company’s Coosa Pines (Alabama) pulp mill. The judges recognized the operation for modernizing its cogeneration turbine, which led to a 65% reduction in its scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. This is the second consecutive year Resolute has won this prestigious award.
BIG Awards for Business
Green Company of the Year
On November 10, 2020, Resolute was recognized by the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business as Green Company of the Year in the Enterprise/Manufacturing category. The judging panel, selected from the global business community, was impressed by the company’s industry-leading greenhouse gas emission reductions, responsible sourcing program, improvements in energy efficiency and resource consumption. The BIG Awards for Business reward annually companies, products and people that are leading in their respective industries.
CNESST Occupational Health and Safety Awards
Innovation (Large Business)
On October 29, 2020, our Saint-Thomas sawmill employees were honored by Quebec’s Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), during its 36th regional occupational health and safety conference, with a bronze award in the innovation category (large business) – Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. Saint-Thomas was rewarded for its new lock system with anti-error coding and RFID key. The Occupational Health and Safety Awards are organized annually by the CNESST in every region of Quebec in order to recognize companies that, through their determination, creativity and values, help promote health and safety in the province.