Paper Excellence has published its inaugural sustainability report.
According to a media release, the report, titled Proven Resilience: Meeting the Challenge Through Adaption, Strength and Sustainability, is intended as a way of further introducing the company to neighbours, customers, regulators and stakeholders, as well as to share the company’s approach to business.
The release stated that in 2020, 84 per cent of Paper Excellence’s total energy use was renewable and the company made a direct economic contribution of $1.7 billion in Canada.
“Paper Excellence’s core values embrace company citizenship, community support, and bettering of our environmental and social performance year over year,” stated Graham Kissack, vice president, environment, health and safety and corporate communications. “This report embodies those aspirations with an honest and balanced view of our strengths and the areas we can improve.”
The release stated this sustainability report demonstrates Paper Excellence’s commitment to transparency.
“We see the environmental and other performance results reported here as benchmarks, and we will provide annual disclosures through our sustainability reports as we work to improve them,” stated Kissack. “As part of this report, we’ve also included 14 different practices and perspectives stories, some written, some video. These stories will give readers on-the-ground insight into our work on things like balancing water levels and users’ needs, and working with communities to manage wildfire risk in the urban/rural interface.”
The full sustainability report and the Practices and Perspectives stories can be found on the Paper Excellence website. The report is available as an online document and a downloadable PDF at paperexcellence.com/sustainability-report.