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Cascades honours sustainable suppliers


February 11, 2010
by Purchasingb2b Staff

Kingsley Falls, Ontario-based green packaging and tissue paper supplier Cascades has rewarded two of its suppliers for sustainability initiatives.

The company presented Sustainable Supplier Awards to both Voith Paper Inc and Spectra-Kote Corporation. The awards highlight the suppliers’ sustainable development efforts and initiatives to develop internal projects with Cascades.

According to Alain Lemaire, president and CEO of Cascades, the process of evaluating the social, environmental and economic performance of suppliers allows Cascades to more easily analyze production conditions and act to improve its supply chain.

“By recognizing them, Cascades is encouraging its suppliers to adopt better social behaviours,” Lemaire said.

“Aware that our commitment to sustainable development has helped us stand out, we want to work with companies that are just as responsible as we are.”

Voith Paper earned an award for its corporate performance in sustainable development and its contribution to extending the service life of felts and related equipment at Cascades.

Spectra-Kote won the honour for its contribution in producing a wax-free box that is easier to recycle.