Four Resolute operations in Quebec recently reached significant safety milestones, allowing them to donate a total of $25,000 to their chosen community organizations as part of our Board of Directors Safety Award program. Through the Safety Award program, employees can earn between $5,000 and $15,000 to add to their annual community donations for every 250,000 hours worked without a recordable injury. The Clermont paper mill completed 750,000 hours injury-free, while the Mauricie woodland operations, Mistassini sawmill and La Doré wood products operations each completed 250,000 hours injury-free.
The Clermont paper mill donated $6,000 to Service d’aide communautaire de Charlevoix, and $1,000 each to Centr’hommes Charlevoix, Les Mains de l’espoir, Le Centre prévention suicide de Charlevoix and Horizon Charlevoix. The Mauricie woodland operations donated $1,000 each to the Comité pour la défense des droits sociaux de La Tuque, Équijustice du Haut-Saint-Maurice, Groupe d’entraide Facile d’accès, La Source – Association de personnes handicapées du Haut-Saint-Maurice and Travailleurs de rue de La Tuque. The Mistassini sawmill donated $2,500 to two elementary schools, Notre-Dame-Des-Anges and Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague; and $2,500 to Groupe Espoir Dolbeau-Mistassini. The La Doré wood products operations donated $1,250 each to the Fondation Jean Allard pour la cause de l’autisme, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, la Maison de répit « Les Amis d’Hugo » and Les Grands Jardins du Lac St-Jean (Normandin).
These donations represent just a few examples of Resolute employees’ support for their communities. Since 2010, Resolute operations have collectively donated over $2,500,000 to various community organizations through the Board of Directors Safety Award program.
“We’re very proud of our employees’ health and safety performance”, said Yves Laflamme, president and chief executive officer. “By working diligently every day, our employees can directly and positively impact people in the communities where we operate. COVID-19 affects everyone, increasing pressure on community organizations and those who depend on their services. We hope these funds will help meet the needs of those most affected by the ongoing health crisis.”
As of September 30, 2020, 25 Resolute operations recorded zero injuries this year.
Congratulations to our employees for continuing to work safely!