Resolute named to best corporate citizens list
June 4, 2014, Montreal, Que. - Resolute Forest Products Inc. has been named to Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens List for 2014.
June 4, 2014, Montreal, Que. – Resolute Forest Products Inc.
has been named to Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens List for 2014.
"Resolute employees have worked hard to put our
sustainability principles at the heart of every decision we make," said
Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer. "By carefully
balancing environmental, social and economic priorities, Resolute is becoming a
more efficient operator, a better employer, and a stronger partner for
customers and communities."
For the Best 50 designation, Corporate Knights measures
companies across twelve key performance indicators using publicly available
data, covering the management of resources, employees and financials. Specific
indicators include: energy and water use; greenhouse gas emissions; leadership
gender diversity and "clean capitalism" executive pay link. Corporate
Knights is recognized globally for its transparent and objective approach to
measuring corporate sustainability performance.
Some of Resolute's recent sustainability accomplishments
Closing in, ahead of schedule, on the goal the
Company set as a member of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers program
to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65% by 2015, compared to 2000
levels. Resolute's 65% goal is an industry-leading GHG reduction target and
represents the equivalent of taking 1.57 million cars off the road.
- Maintaining 100% third party certification of
the Company's managed woodlands to one or more of the three
internationally-recognized sustainable forest management standards.
- Expanding the Company's Align® family of
environmentally responsible papers that use up to 50 percent less fiber and
have an environmental footprint up to 85 percent smaller than its competitors.
- Partnering with First Nations in the Company's
operating communities. In 2013, Resolute's Opitciwan (Quebec) joint-venture
sawmill was awarded the Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award by
the Forest Products Association of Canada and the Canadian Council for
Aboriginal Business. Resolute also recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of
its Thunder Bay sawmill, a unique partnership between Resolute and the Fort
William First Nation.
- A 2013 Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) incident rate of 1.02, which is considered world class.
"I am proud of what Resolute and our employees have
accomplished," continued Richard Garneau. "We are honored that
Resolute made the Best 50 list. This recognition speaks to our ongoing efforts
to be a sustainable supplier of choice for our customers and a strong civic
partner in the communities where we live and work."