Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry
West Virginia honors Fairmont mill for exporting to China
On November 4, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and other officials recognized Resolute’s Fairmont mill for exporting recycled bleached kraft pulp to China. The annual commendation ceremony celebrates West Virginia companies for exporting their products to new countries and for helping to grow business in the state. In presenting Fairmont with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry, Governor Justice thanked the Fairmont team for helping West Virginia compete in world markets and for exporting its highly valued and environmentally friendly products to Resolute’s expanding customer base in China.
AF&PA 2017 Leadership in Sustainability Award
Resolute recognized for energy efficiency/greenhouse gas reduction
On November 3, 2017, Resolute received an AF&PA Sustainability Award for our GHG reduction program. The company has adopted a series of ambitious sustainability commitments, including a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) from our facilities by 65% between 2000 and 2015. By improving the energy efficiency of our operations and increasing the use of lower carbon fuels, we surpassed that goal. At the end of 2016, the company had lowered GHG emissions by 73% compared to 2000 levels. “A series of environmental commitments led Resolute to implement voluntary and pro-active improvements to drastically reduce GHG emissions from their facilities,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
Northwest Pulp & Paper Association
Ponderay wins 2017 environmental excellence award
On October 24, 2017, the Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) awarded the Ponderay Newsprint Company a 2017 Environmental Excellence Award for its sustained commitment to the environment. The Ponderay mill has successfully reduced its carbon emissions by 82%, and indirect carbon emissions by 77%, since 2000; meets 97% of its total electricity needs from environmentally friendly hydroelectric operations; and has reduced overall water consumption by more than 25% since 2010. Ponderay Newsprint Company, located in Usk (Washington), is a partnership between Resolute Forest Products and three leading U.S. newspaper companies. Resolute holds a 40% interest in the joint venture and is the managing partner for mill operations. The NWPPA represents pulp and paper mills and forestry companies in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards
Calhoun mill honored in the energy excellence category
On October 23, 2017, our Calhoun pulp, paper and tissue operation was announced as the overall winner of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2017 Energy Excellence Award during its 35th Annual Environment and Energy Conference. In presenting the award, the Chamber highlighted Resolute’s investments in a modern continuous pulp digester and in the construction of a new state-of-the-art tissue facility at Calhoun, as well as several key sustainability achievements, such as the mill’s significantly reduced environmental footprint.
CNESST Occupational Health and Safety Awards
Girardville sawmill honored in the innovation category
On October 13, 2017, our Girardville sawmill was honored by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) of Quebec during its 33rd Occupational Health and Safety Conference. Girardville was recognized for its achievements in the innovation category (large business) and has been nominated for the National Occupational Health and Safety Awards Gala to be held in spring 2018. The Occupational Health and Safety Awards are organized annually by CNESST in every region of Quebec. Their purpose is to acknowledge procedures and projects implemented by employers and workers in view of preventing workplace accidents and occupational illnesses.