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, which provides greater protection against both heat and chemicals. Its comfort and breathability provides a dramatically higher quality of work environment and reduces worker fatigue significantly. The new innovative suit can be used for at least a year, which has substantially reduced our waste and ecological footprint, along with our equipment expenditures.
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. 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.
ARC Awards International
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.
International Business Awards – Stevies
Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year
Resolute has been recognized by the International Business Awards (IBAs) with a bronze Stevie® award in the category of corporate social responsibility program of the year in the United States and Canada. Some of the highlights that allowed us to achieve this honor were: a world-class OSHA safety incident rate; reducing mill environmental incidents by 55%; plummeting absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 71% since 2000; and signing a C$100 million agreement with six of the 39 First Nations communities with whom we engage. IBA Stevies are the world’s premier business awards and honor accomplishments in all aspects of work life.