A fiber tracking system is a mechanism that tracks fiber sources from the forest to the final product. That way we can ensure that the fiber contained in our product can be traced back to responsible sources and that it was legally harvested. And that includes fiber purchased from external suppliers. Doing this helps to ensure the sustainability of our fiber supply.
An ambitious experiment in the Mauricie (Quebec) region, could lead the way to a future where the infrastructure, operations and transportation requirements of all forest products operations and facilities in a region are coordinated to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impacts.
Resolute’s corporate culture puts a strong emphasis on ensuring that both our company, and the contractors we work with, operate according to the same high standards for workplace safety, ethical operations and transparency. While it has been relatively straightforward to assess and measure our own results, it’s harder to track the progress of our contractors.
How is Resolute using innovative technologies to sustainably manage the boreal forest in Canada?
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) moved quickly from spy gadgetry in Hollywood blockbusters to surprising reality when, in 2013, Amazon began touting its plans for a right-to-your-door drone delivery service. Companies involved in natural resource work and agriculture have also been finding applications for these airborne robots over the last several years. And forestry is no exception.
The December decision to reduce newsprint capacity was a result of the ongoing weakness in the global newsprint business. But it was exacerbated by fiber-related issues. In Quebec, one of these related issues is the massive spruce budworm infestation. This is one of the most destructive insects to North American conifer stands and its spread has affected the Baie-Comeau mill’s remaining wood supply.
10-year innovation partnership develops technology that is setting the bar in the global lumber production industry
If you’re wondering what the next generation of sawmill could look like, you don’t have to look much further than Resolute’s La Dore operation in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, according to the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ).
This machine has a menacing look and an equally ominous name, but it’s anything but! It’s known as a scarifier, and it’s used to turn the soil and create a furrow before planting seedlings. Scarifiers play an important role in reforestation of areas which need a little help after harvest or even after forest fires, and they’re integral to sustainable forest management.
Resolute today announced that it has concluded the sale of most of the assets of its recycling collection division, AbiBow Recycling LLC, which includes the Paper Retriever and EcoRewards programs, to EWJ International, Inc., an affiliate of Jordan Trading, a company that has been involved in the paper recycling industry for many years.
Things can get challenging when the mercury falls 45 degrees below zero. Air hoses freeze, trains and trucks slow, and each minute of delay ripples down the supply chain. A decade ago, a customer could wait out the storm, drawing on backup supplies of paper they had stored in their warehouses. Today, those facilities are long gone, and in their place are complex webs of electronic tracking systems and processes that make up just-in-time inventory systems.