Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders
Resolute: one of Canada’s 2019 innovation leaders
In November 2019, for the ninth consecutive year, Resolute was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders by Research Infosource
. Examples of Resolute’s innovative projects are the bio-refinery plant at our Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill to test and provide new pathways to the large-scale production of bio-chemicals derived from wood, as well as our joint venture with Mercer International, Performance BioFilaments
, to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of biomaterial made of wood fiber.
CNESST Occupational Health and Safety Awards
Saint-Thomas sawmill honored in the innovation category
On October 18, 2019, our Saint-Thomas sawmill employees were honored by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) of Quebec, during its 35th regional occupational health and safety conference, for their achievements in the innovation category (large business) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. 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.
Quebec Job Creator Awards
Three Resolute operations collectively recognized for creating employment opportunities
In October 2019, Resolute’s operations in Quebec’s North Shore region – the Baie-Comeau paper mill, the Outardes sawmill and the Côte-Nord woodlands – collectively received a 'Coup de Coeur' award from the Quebec Job Creator Awards, which recognize companies that contribute to economic development in the province by creating employment opportunities. Despite a workforce shortage, the three operations hired 140 new employees between 2017 and 2018 thanks to a number of concrete actions undertaken by the management teams.
Resolute recognized for excellence in online communications
In October 2019, our Resolute Highlights microsite was honored with a bronze 2019 Galaxy Award as part of MerComm’s international awards competition that celebrates excellence in marketing communications. The judges recognized Resolute for providing transparent, accessible and informative reporting of our annual business and sustainability performance through the new digital platform. The microsite provides updates on our business segments as well as key economic, environmental and social performance indicators.
AF&PA Sustainability Awards
Resolute wins for leadership in energy efficiency and GHG emission reductions
In November 2019, Resolute won the 2019 American Forest & Paper Association’s Leadership in Sustainability Award for Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Large Company). The judges were particularly impressed that our concrete environmental actions allowed us to significantly improve energy efficiency as well as reduce scope 1 and 2 absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an impressive 81% compared to 2000 levels.