PAPTAC Business Awards
Kénogami mill wins for safety record and innovation
The Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) has honored Resolute's Kénogami (Quebec) paper mill with the 2017 Safety Leadership Award in recognition of the facility's ongoing efforts to improve safety performance and create an injury-free workplace. In addition to Resolute's overall world-class safety record, the award highlights the mill's development of an innovative chemical protective suit – now being adopted by others in the industry – which is safer, eco-friendly and more comfortable to wear. The Safety Leadership Award was presented to Resolute during the annual PaperWeek Canada conference, organized by PAPTAC, which was held in February 2017, in Montréal.
Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders
Resolute: one of Canada’s innovation leaders
For the sixth consecutive year, Resolute has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders. The annual ranking is prepared by Research Infosource Inc. and highlights Canada’s most innovative corporations. Some of Resolute’s innovative projects include: a project to deploy enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill in partnership with CO2 Solutions; our wood pellet plant in Thunder Bay (Ontario), which generates carbon-neutral renewable energy; and our joint venture with Mercer International to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of biomaterial made of wood fiber.
ADRIQ Innovation Awards
Innovative Health and Safety Product
Resolute and our Kénogami (Quebec) and Calhoun (Tennessee) mill employees were recognized in November 2016 for developing a safer, more comfortable and eco-friendly chemical protective suit. The honor, presented at the 26th annual ADRIQ Innovation Awards Gala in Montréal, recognized our innovative suit, which provides greater protection against both heat and chemicals, while its comfort and breathability provides a dramatically higher quality of work environment and reduces worker fatigue significantly. The new suit can be used for at least a year, which has substantially reduced our waste and ecological footprint, along with our equipment expenditures. The suit is now being adopted by others in the industry.
Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards
Excellence in Sustainable Forestry
Corporate LiveWire has honored Resolute with a 2017 Innovation & Excellence Award for excellence in sustainable forestry. The award recognizes Resolute for seizing new opportunities to diversify, innovate and grow our business – from our entry into the tissue market to investing in projects that have improved the environmental performance of our manufacturing processes, including recent upgrades at our Calhoun facility in Tennessee. Corporate LiveWire also highlighted Resolute’s support for innovative projects, such as the deployment of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill; our new wood pellet plant in Thunder Bay (Ontario), which generates (carbon neutral) renewable energy; and our joint venture to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of biomaterial made of wood fiber.
MerComm ARC Awards
Excellence in Annual Reporting
Resolute has earned gold and bronze awards from the prestigious MerComm Annual Report Competition (ARC) for our 2015 Annual Report: the gold in the written text category and the bronze in the financial data category. These two awards recognize Resolute’s leadership in developing an annual report that includes both financial and sustainability information. MerComm’s Annual Report Competition is a globally recognized international competition honoring outstanding achievement in annual reporting.