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Cascades receives awards for sustainable practices


June 10, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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June 10, 2019 – Cascades has garnered a number of awards in recent weeks for its leadership and practices in sustainable development.

The company claimed sixth place in this year’s Corporate Knights ranking of the 50 organizations serving as model corporate citizens in Canada. Cascades first appeared on the list in 2007. The percentage of sales tied to eco-friendly products and the representation of women on the Cascades board of directors factored into the ranking, which was released earlier this month..

In May, the Reputation Institute published the results of its survey ranking the 50 companies with the best reputations in Canada. After a total of 40,900 people were surveyed and 209 companies were evaluated, Cascades placed fourth for 2019. The survey explained that the company’s focus on innovation and social responsibility contributed to this result.

On May 7, the Transportation Electrification Incentive Program for Cascades employees was selected from among 20 innovation champions with an impact by Novae, a media outlet for the positive and engaged economy. This award, which has been given out since 2014, highlights the efforts of small and large organizations that are redefining the economic model in the 21st century by offering sustainable business solutions.

Cascades was also a finalist in the most recent edition of the sustainable development category of the Mercuriades awards for its Transportation Electrification Incentive Program.

“We are very proud of these forms of recognition, which are a testament to our organization’s contribution to the well-being of people, communities and the planet,” says Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades, in a release. “We are pursuing our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint by minimizing the impact of our activities and products on the planet while paving the way for innovative packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions.”