Environment & Sustainability
Paper Excellence recognized as corporate pioneer of the year at BC Cleantech Awards
March 31, 2023 By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence Canada received the Corporate Pioneer of the Year Award at the annual Foresight Canada BC Cleantech Awards.
The award was announced during an event in Vancouver on March 30. Foresight Canada’s BC Cleantech Awards is an annual event to recognize inspiring change-makers from across British Columbia that are leading the charge to a net-zero economy.
The Corporate Pioneer of the Year Award recognizes a large organization or company adopting, championing or leading sustainable practices in their industry. Paper Excellence notes in a statement that it was honoured to be nominated alongside other great companies, including Copper Mountain Mining Corp., Shell, FortisBC, and the Port of Vancouver.
“We are very proud to be recognized for efforts we started decades ago when we made a bet and took early action on decarbonization,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president of Environmental, Health and Safety, and Corporate Communications for Paper Excellence Canada. “As an organization we have reduced our carbon emissions by 66% since 1990 through fuel switching and dramatic improvements in energy efficiency. And that’s brought us to today where our energy mix is 85% renewable. We are not stopping as we look to continue to partner with BC’s Innovators to help us get to net-zero and even perhaps net-negative emissions.”
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