We are excited to share that Resolute was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year – in Canada and the U.S.A. and that our Vice President Environment and Climate Change, Pascale Lagacé, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in Woman of the Year category in the 12th Annual International Business Awards!
The International Business Awards (IBAs) are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
Resolute’s winning entries highlighted our commitment to balancing the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic.
In the category of Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year, our entry focused on Resolute’s goal of establishing a “total safety organization,” with a long-term goal of zero incidents and zero injuries at all of our operations. We detailed our proactive approach to safety, which contributed to a 22% reduction in total recordable injuries in 2014 compared to 2013, the implementation of a near-miss reporting and hazard identification system as well as several innovations to provide our employees with the best possible protective gear.
This category was evaluated based on successful implementation of policies to prevent workplace accidents and injuries, increase safety awareness, and meet the requirements of environmental and occupational health and safety laws and requirements. In addition to being selected for the highest honor in the category, we received the following comments from the judges on our health and safety performance:
- “Commitment to health and safety shines through and the results demonstrate this.”
- “Excellent initiatives as a responsible company with integrity, walk the talk, actions aligned with core values.”
- “Clear vision and mission with strategic planning and cascaded objectives.”
For the first time in 2015, the IBAs included the Woman of the Year category, recognizing the achievements of women in the workplace since the beginning of 2014. Pascale Lagacé, Resolute’s Vice President of Environment and Climate Change, was nominated in an application that detailed her tremendous achievements in promoting sustainability at Resolute, including a 70% reduction of absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions over a 2000 baseline, a 19% reduction in environmental incidents in 2014 over a 2013 baseline and the certification of nearly all facility environmental management systems to the ISO-14001 standard.
The judges clearly agreed that Pascale has had some impressive accomplishments in their comments:
- “Impressive achievements in addressing the climate change issues relating closely to the company’s main business activities, clearly shown her leadership capability.”
- “A woman who gets things done. She makes a difference across the organization and its goals exhibiting proactive behaviors. Well done.”
- “It is wonderful to see that she not only dedicates herself to the work but she contributed to the environment while she is securing sustainability for the company. Wonderful.”
“Impressive effectiveness and also commitment to making sure the culture and thinking of the individuals in the company are aligned.”
For the complete lists of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category visit the IBA website at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.