Environment & Sustainability
Paper Excellence’s latest sustainability report highlights achievements and improvement opportunities
June 2, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence published its second sustainability report titled Building Strong Relationships. The report reviews 2021 and highlights the company’s achievements, as well as opportunities to do better.
“Paper Excellence Canada’s spent this last year putting our words into action and I’m proud of what we have achieved,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president of environment, health and safety and corporate communications at Paper Excellence. “Our vision is to be a profitable, sustainable, and globally competitive fibre products provider that is environmentally and economically beneficial to all stakeholders and this year’s achievements have supported us in that aim.”
The sustainability report particularly focuses on Paper Excellence’s efforts in building relationships with the Indigenous communities in the traditional territories where it operates. The report also highlights the company’s corporate giving campaign which had a higher budget in 2021.
The sustainability report also includes information on the company’s environmental and economic impacts nationally and on a mill-by-mill basis. In 2021, 85 percent of its total energy use was renewable in 2021. The company continues to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, which are currently down by 66 percent since 1990. The total economic activity created by Paper Excellence Canada operations was $4.8 billion.
“We know numbers and charts aren’t for everyone, so we’ve also highlighted 11 different “Practices and Perspectives” stories throughout the report – some written, some video,” said Kissack. “These stories are linked to our website via QR codes and will give readers on-the-ground insight into our work on things like achieving 100 percent utilization of harvested forest fibre through an Indigenous partnership and supporting a local salmon hatchery through a hot summer.”
Paper Excellence published its first-ever sustainability in 2021, covering highlights from 2019 to 2020.
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