Resolute Forest Products Joins WWF Climate Savers Program
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) welcomes Resolute Forest Products as the newest member of its prestigious Climate Savers program.
As part of their
commitment to this partnership, Resolute Forest Products has pledged to reduce
their absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 per cent by 2015 below 2000
Resolute's decision to
join WWF Climate Savers commits the Company to fully confront the GHG impacts
throughout the complete corporate value chain, looking at emissions both
upstream and downstream of its pulp and paper and wood products operations. It
also includes a commitment to work with key suppliers to assess and reduce
their own contributions to carbon emissions throughout the supply chain.
to make a bold statement to our employees, our business partners and the market
that we take our responsibility for preventing climate change seriously,"
stated Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Delivering on the commitments made through this partnership will be
challenging, but will also make us a cleaner and more efficient company -
focused on a balanced approach to the environmental, social and economic triple
is the greatest threat to our planet and the commitment of Climate Savers
companies like Resolute is critical to answering that threat," said Gerald Butts, President and Chief Executive Officer,
WWF. "We hope that Resolute's leadership will inspire other
companies to take action in protecting the future of our living planet."
Between 2000 and 2010,
Resolute has reduced its emissions by 57%. As part of its Climate Savers
partnership, Resolute is committed to reducing its emissions by an additional
8% by 2015. The total impact of Resolute's GHG reductions from 2000 and
throughout this agreement would be equivalent to taking 1,273,0001 cars
off the road.
As part of its
agreement to join the program, Resolute has committed to:
- Achieve a 65% absolute
reduction in identified GHG emissions by 2015 compared to 2000;
- Increase Forest
Stewardship Council (FSC) forest certification of managed forests from 18% in
2010 to 80% by 2015;
- Obtain third-party
chain of custody certification by 2012 at all North American pulp and paper
mills and wood products facilities under Company management;
- Develop and offer
products with lower GHG footprints to help Resolute's customers reduce their
own GHG emissions;
- Work with key
suppliers to evaluate and address their own GHG emissions and complete work
with our ten most significant suppliers by 2015;
- Comply with the
Greenhouse Gas Protocol's third-party accounting and reporting standard for
scope 3 emissions reporting by 2015;
- Develop tools to track
GHG emissions from the transportation of Company products;
- Implement tracking
systems for forest biomass used for energy purposes; and
- Find ways to improve
the Company understanding of the impact of its forest management activities on
carbon emissions and sequestration in the forest.
WWF's Climate Savers
program was founded in 1999 to engage businesses in establishing ambitious
greenhouse gas reduction targets and voluntarily and creatively working to
reduce emissions. By increasing efficiency, Climate Savers companies are saving
hundreds of millions of dollars, proving that protecting the environment is
sound business practice.