Cascades supports Quebec university’s environmental efforts
July 17, 2009 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Papermaker Cascades is contributing to l’Ecole de technologie supérieure’s (ETS) development fund, and in tu…
Papermaker Cascades is contributing to l’Ecole de technologie supérieure’s (ETS) development fund, and in turn, to its sustainable development action plan, by offering $250,000 in fine papers over the next five years.
“We are looking for a concrete way of endorsing this Québec university in its quest to adopt environmentally sound practices. The sponsorship of 100% recycled paper that is manufactured at our Saint-Jérome plant seems to be a logical choice,” explains Alain Lemaire, president and CEO of Cascades.
Yves Beauchamp, general manager of ETS, says he is extremely happy with Cascades’ offer. “This agreement for $250,000 of recycled paper will enable ETS to free up that amount of money for the school’s development fund. It will thus be possible to allocate bursaries, equipment, and research
projects, many of which are related to sustainable development. We are particularly happy
that this donation comes from Cascades, a Quebec company that is a notable employer of ETS interns and graduates.”
Beauchamp notes that Cascades demonstrates a strong belief in the advantages of work education programs and in the potential of ETS students. Each year, the company hires more than 20 ETS
interns. Future mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineers have an opportunity to participate in widespread projects, namely, in the design and the integration of new equipment aimed at increasing productivity in the plants.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts, and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres.
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