In a year that saw a record-breaking number of entries for the Sustainable Leaders Awards (Edies) in the U.K., Resolute’s was a stand-out submission. We’re proud to be on the short list for the Carbon Management category.
We were short listed to the Carbon Management category along with five other companies, including a multinational pharmaceutical firm, a civil engineering company, a big development firm, a major home improvement retailer, and the largest investor-owned energy company in the world.
Stiff competition but we’re quite confident our story is one that will resonate with the judges. It shows not only effective carbon management and emissions reduction but also exemplary target setting as well as carbon management integration and controls.
Some of the things we talked about in our submission include:
- Our work with the World Wildlife Fund® (WWF®) Climate Savers program and how we surpassed our greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction commitment early, achieving a 70% reduction in absolute GHG emissions at the end of 2014.
- How we are using internationally recognized protocols to calculate our carbon footprint.
- How we led the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in 2008.
- How we are among the first in our industry to report on Scope 3 emissions, disclosing the carbon footprint of production of purchased materials or transportation activities not controlled by the company for the first time in our 2014 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report.
- How we’re developing tools to track GHG emissions from the transport of our products.
- How we invested significantly in switching to cleaner energy and now today, 72% of our total energy needs comes from renewable sources, and 77% of our fuel energy comes from biomass.
- How, as of April 2014, Resolute is 100% scope 1 coal-free, meaning that we do not use coal on-site at any of our operations and have replaced it with lower emissions fuels like natural gas and biomass.
- How, in 2014, our operations associated with electricity-generating installations collectively met approximately 47% of their electrical requirements using internal sources.
We also detailed some of the other big changes we’ve made to our operations to enhance energy efficiency and invest in clean energy at our operations. For example, we recently ramped up four power generation assets within the past year, including our C$65 million cogeneration facility in Thunder Bay.
The Sustainability Leaders Awards also offer companies that win the opportunity to gain further accolades on the international stage since they are automatically given access to the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The official winners will be announced November 19th in London. For more information visit the Sustainability Leaders Awards website.