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Resolute shares Q4-2023 highlights for its community activities

March 13, 2024  By P&PC Staff

Resolute Forest Products shared the highlights of its community activities for Q4 of 2023 in a recent blog post. The company shares that it is focused on building mutually beneficial relationships in the communities where its teams live and work.

Providing time and financial support

Resolute shares that it strives to have a positive and meaningful impact in its operating communities by donating funds to local charitable initiatives and organizations, and by volunteering its time to worthy causes. During the fourth quarter, through the sale of used equipment, the Alma (Quebec) mill supported several non-profits. The Dolbeau (Quebec) mill organized an employee food drive and donated the proceeds to fight poverty. Resolute’s Saint-Félicien (Quebec) mill contributed to health and mental wellness support groups, a speed skating team, a daycare and a mutual aid organization.


Supporting with in-kind donations

With the increase in construction costs, donating lumber to local initiatives has become even more important, says the company. Its Cross City (Florida) sawmill donated $35,000 in lumber to the American Red Cross as the community continues to rebuild following Hurricane Idalia. Our Atikokan (Ontario) sawmill provided lumber for use in woodworking classes and to support a fundraiser for the construction of a municipal swimming pool. The Calhoun (Tennessee) tissue mill shipped over 3,450 cases of bath tissue to an international humanitarian organization.

Making a difference in children’s lives

Many of the company’s operations support school projects. Its El Dorado (Arkansas) and Sanford (Florida) facilities both helped fund high school and elementary school initiatives. Helping children was also high on the list for Menominee (Michigan) employees, who volunteered at clothing and toy drives, and for the Sanford (Florida) tissue mill, contributing to the care and support of neglected and disadvantaged children. Its Girardville (Quebec) sawmill focused its donations on activities for disadvantaged youth, while Hydro-Saguenay (Quebec) provided multiple scholarships to college students. The Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec) operations were sponsors of para-alpine ski racer Florence Carrier, a two-time gold medallist in the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Ongoing dialogue and outreach activities

Resolute’s operations regularly connect on important topics with local and state/provincial stakeholders and government representatives. A team from the Calhoun mill attended Tennessee Forestry Association meetings to discuss tree farms and forestry research projects, and our Coosa Pines (Alabama) mill sponsored a state manufacturing conference on safety. In Quebec, a team from the company’s Côte-Nord woodlands operations met with Innu of Pessamit and Essipit First Nations community representatives to partake in traditional ceremonies and discuss issues related to Innu ancestral territories, while employees from our Outaouais woodlands operations met with Quebec Families Minister Suzanne Roy and with local stakeholders to discuss procurement issues within the forest products sector. In Ontario, representatives from its woodlands operations met with the Armstrong Local Citizen’s Committee to discuss tree survival rates and forest regeneration. The company’s Dolbeau mill facilitated group discussions about the challenges facing women working in the industry.

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