Company pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent below 2000 levels.
TORONTO and MONTREAL: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has welcomed Resolute Forest Products as the newest member of its Climate Savers program. As part of that commitment, Resolute Forest Products has pledged to reduce their absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 percent by 2015 below 2000 levels.
Resolute said its decision to join Climate Savers commits it to confront the GHG impacts throughout the corporate value chain, looking at emissions 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.
“Resolute wanted to make a bold statement to our employees, our business partners and the market that we take our responsibility for preventing climate change seriously,” said Richard Garneau, president and CEO. “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 bottom line.”
Between 2000 and 2010, Resolute has reduced its emissions by 57 percent. As part of its Climate Savers partnership, Resolute is committed to reducing its emissions by an additional 8 percent 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.