When Resolute customers buy pulp, paper and lumber from us, they know they are buying from a sustainable supply chain. But sometimes they need to tell our story to their own customers. That’s why we posted a new SlideShare called The Sustainable Supply Chain. It tells our sustainability story in 14 simple slides, from the importance of asking where wood comes from to what responsible sourcing is and how chain of custody works.
Canada’s boreal forest is a national treasure. Spanning from coast to coast, this forest is one of the world’s most complex and diverse ecosystems. It is a source of life for countless species – from the millions of birds who live there permanently or migrate to the forest each season, to the mammals and insects that span the continent and rely on the lakes, rivers, streams, soil and trees in the forest. It produces the very air we breathe, and regulates the atmosphere that we all call home.
Last month we posted about surpassing a huge greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction milestone: two years ahead of schedule, we reduced our total GHG emissions by 67.5% over our 2000 baseline.
Let’s talk about some of the things we did to get there.
More than half of this came from the amazing efforts Resolute teams made to reduce GHG emissions intensity by cutting our energy consumption and switching to cleaner burning fuels – like the great work our Coosa Pines (Alabama) and Calhoun (Tennessee) mills did to completely eliminate their on-site coal use.
We’re pleased to announce that Resolute has been named the bronze winner in the most socially or environmentally responsible company of the year category of the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International.
Now in its third year, Best in Biz Awards International has retained its unique status of being the only global business awards program judged solely by members of the press and industry analysts. Having researched and covered numerous successful companies, they believe these judges have the expertise to objectively evaluate the entry pool to choose the top companies, teams, executives and products from among the submissions.
If you’ve ever wondered just how ‘green’ Canada’s forest products industry really is, you’ll want to check out FPAC’s latest publication.
Canada’s forest products industry has the best environmental reputation in the world according to survey results featured in the latest brochure from the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), “Growing a Greener Tomorrow.”
How Resolute surpassed its total GHG emissions reduction target two years ahead of schedule. And what’s next on the sustainability agenda.
When we joined WWF’s Climate Savers Program in 2011, we agreed to a series of commitments including an ambitious goal – to achieve a reduction in absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 65% below our 2000 levels. And we would do it by 2015.
Grades use up to 50% less fiber as well as less energy and fewer chemicals
Resolute continues to expand its Align™ brand of environmentally responsible and budget-friendly papers by adding two more superbrite grades, Hybrid and Alternative, to the Company’s existing offerings of Ecopaque, Equal Offset and Resolute Max.
Canada’s leading firms raised their combined research spending to $12.5 billion in fiscal 2013. And with a $20.4 million R&D spend last year, Resolute was counted among these innovative companies.
We informed employees at our Baie Comeau, Alma and Amos paper mills today that extended or temporary periods of market-related downtime will be required this fall:
“Green, innovative and open to the world”. That’s the vision Resolute Forest Products and our partners in the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) are challenging our industry to achieve in its Vision2020 challenge.
Canada’s Clean50 Organization and Delta Management Group has chosen Richard Garneau and the Resolute Team to join the prestigious Clean50 list for 2015 in the Manufacturing or Transportation Category.
Yesterday was a proud day in Calhoun, Tennessee, where we broke ground on a $105 million upgrade at our pulp and paper mill. What’s involved in an investment that big? Read our Q&A and find out!
Access to fresh water is a crucial issue, and as a significant user of this precious resource, we’re always looking for ways to use it more efficiently. To find out more about how we use water, we talked to Dr. Martin Fairbank, a Senior Technical Advisor who has worked with Resolute since 1985.
Sustainability is one of our core values at Resolute, and our CEO himself, Richard Garneau, can often be heard discussing the importance of balancing the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. Back in 2010, we made some important changes to our practical approach to sustainability. We set a number of ambitious targets in several different areas, and we began producing a GRI-compliant sustainability report to provide updates on those targets. But perhaps most importantly, we gathered a team of some of our best and brightest to tackle the responsibility of ensuring that we, as a company, respect our commitments.
Resolute employees have been hard at work over the last few years, rolling up their sleeves to improve our sustainability performance in a slew of different areas from forestry to safety to managing our carbon footprint. We’re really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far. That’s why it feels great to be included as one of Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens for 2014 – our efforts are being recognized, which reminds us of how far we’ve come and inspires us to keep improving. In their words, “the organizations named to the Best 50 each year by Corporate Knights represent the very best in corporate sustainability performance.”
We’ve recently launched some pretty exciting projects at our operations in Thunder Bay, Ontario. These major investments will help us to make better use of the fiber we work with every day, as well as make us more competitive in the marketplace. Here’s an inside look into the top 3 coolest projects on the go in Thunder Bay.
Welcome to the Resolute Forest Products blog! We’re thrilled to be here. Like you, we care about the critical role that forests and forest products play in our daily lives.
We know our operations have an impact on the world around us, and that’s why we make sure we responsibly manage the natural resources in our care. As stewards of the Canadian boreal forest in particular, we feel have a special obligation to protect its resources, educate communities about how we work within it, and invite questions.
There are people who are committed to their jobs. There are people who are committed to their communities. And then there’s Johnny Hooker. In December 2011, Johnny, a 40-year veteran with our company, saw a tornado strike his hometown of Bradley County. He knew exactly what to do. He went on vacation to volunteer full time for the American Red Cross as they came to the aid of affected families.