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Community Life at Resolute: Q2-2023 Highlights

Resolute is focused on building mutually beneficial relationships in the communities in which we live and work. We demonstrate this commitment by tracking our employees’ active involvement in community life, and through frequent reporting and information-sharing with our stakeholders.

Meetings with meaning

Actively engaging with community and elected representatives is critical to our operational success. In the U.S., our Grenada (Mississippi) newsprint mill participated on the board of the Thunder on Water community festival, and members of our Cross City (Florida) sawmill met with congresswoman Kat Cammack to discuss transportation, recruitment and community infrastructure. In Canada, a team from our Outaouais (Quebec) woodlands met with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, to discuss the construction of a new bridge over the Gens de Terre River, while our Gatineau (Quebec) newsprint mill contributed to Maersk’s diversity and inclusion campaign featuring rainbow-colored shipping containers. 

Providing crucial support

Many of our operations played a pivotal role in fundraising initiatives. Our Grenada mill supported the Christmas in April event to help fund the renovation of 15 homes, while Coosa Pines (Alabama) employees participated in the Log a Load for Kids golf tournament, helping to raise US$51,000 for the area’s children’s hospital. In Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, a team of employees ran the 300-km (186 miles) Leucan Ultramarathon, raising over C$76,000 for cancer-stricken children and their families, while others sheltered residents who had been evacuated from forest fires in nearby Chibougamau. 

Donations by the truckload

Our in-kind donations provide concrete support for community projects. In Quebec, a team from our La Doré wood products facility donated C$2,700 worth of lumber to the area’s annual trucking festival. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, several of our U.S. operations stepped up to help communities affected by the Category-5 storm, with our Cross City sawmill working with Global Empowerment Mission over several months to deliver four truckloads of lumber to support families in need of new homes or whose homes required extensive repairs. 

Investing in communities

When the employees at our Menominee (Michigan) recycled pulp mill reached two million incident-free hours, they received US$15,000 from our safety award program to donate locally. In the spring, they distributed the money to five volunteer firefighting departments that helped extinguish a major blaze at the facility in 2022. Sponsoring sporting events was also a priority for our operations in the second quarter. Grenada mill employees donated US$2,000 between the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta and the 100 Black Men of Grenada golf tournament, which supports youth mentorship and education. At our Kénogami (Quebec) paper mill, the team not only sponsored a local golf tournament supporting youth in need, but 36 of its employees also played a round.

To learn about Resolute’s commitment to our operating communities, check out The Resolute Blog as well as the Community Involvement section of our corporate website.

Thank you to our employees for recognizing the value of community support and engagement!

On the picture, from left to right (Menominee plant): Shawn Hermanson, plant operator; Chris Rohde, firefighter, Peshtigo City station; Jason Triest, safety director; Todd Clausen, general manager; Chuck Gardon, fire chief, Peshtigo City station; and Matt Smiley, process engineer.
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