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Resolute’s Richard Garneau named to Clean50


September 16, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute Forest Products Inc., has been named to Canada’s Clean50, a recognition of leaders who have made significant contributions to sustainable development or clean capitalism in Canada.

Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute Forest Products Inc., has been named to Canada’s Clean50, a recognition of leaders who have made significant contributions to sustainable development or clean capitalism in Canada.

“This designation represents an important endorsement of Resolute’s approach to our business and sustainability strategies, which are directly linked and interdependent,” said Richard Garneau. “Sustainability principles and objectives are reflected in our vision, corporate values and the way we do business across the company every day.”

Canada’s Clean50 are awarded annually by Delta Management Group. The awards recognize 50 individuals or small teams, in 16 different categories. Garneau has been chosen for the manufacturing and transportation sector.

Some of Resolute’s stated sustainability accomplishments include:

  • Achieving 99.4% of its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 65% below 2000 levels, one year ahead of schedule.
  • Making significant investments in conservation measures and fuel switching, including elimination of on-site coal use.
  • Significantly improving safety performance over the past several years, reaching world-class levels.
  • Enhancing energy efficiency and investing in clean energy at its operations, reflected in the company’s ramp-up of four power generation assets within the past year, among which is a $65 million cogeneration facility in Thunder Bay (Ontario).

“Carefully balancing environmental, social and economic priorities strengthens our competitiveness, making Resolute a supplier of choice for our customers, and an engaged civic partner in the communities in which we live and work,” states Garneau.

Resolute Forest Products manufactures a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates nearly 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada.