At Resolute, safety and community relations go hand-in-hand. Through our Board of Directors Safety Award program, Resolute operations can earn at least $5,000 to add to their annual community donations for every 250,000 hours worked without a recordable injury. Thanks to their focus on safety, employees at our Grenada (Mississippi) paper mill achieved 500,000 work hours without a recordable injury, earning $10,000 to donate.
Together, employees chose to donate their prize money to the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta.
The mission of the Boys & GirlsClubs of the Mississipi Delta is to enable all young people of the Mississippi Delta to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The region’s nine chapters have a proud, 17-year history in the region, with an impressive 93% high school graduation rate among their members.
“The achievement of an important safety milestone is credit to the vigilance of all our employees,” said Richard Tremblay, senior vice president, Pulp and paper operations. “They can take pride in the safety of their work environment, as well as in the difference they are making in the lives of these young kids. As an important employer in the region, we are committed to supporting local community organizations, such as the local Boys & Girls Clubs.”
“Not all industry in the area provides the type of support that Resolute does,” said Mike Nabors, director of the Grenada Club. “The mill has partnered with the local club over the past two years to make sure they are aware of our needs, and have worked to find ways to help us as much as they can. They donated board games to the program at Christmas, hosted a holiday cookout for the kids, and have given a total of nearly $35,000 to support the program since 2018. They are serious about giving back to the community and to help ensure we have resources to continue to nurture these kids”.
Richard presented the safety award to a group of more than 50 employees, who then proudly presented a check to Mike. Employees also arranged for a huge cake to be delivered to the local club so the kids could be part of the mill’s celebration.
Further to the $10,000 donation made through the Board of Directors Safety Award, the Grenada mill recently announced an additional contribution of $8,500 to the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs to support the continued operation of the program at a time when community organizations are working overtime in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kudos to the Boys & Girls Clubs for the invaluable services they provide, and congratulations to all of our Grenada employees for this safety achievement! We are proud of your efforts – individually and collectively – and your strong sense of community!