Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products has voluntarily and transparently disclosed their sustainability performance and targets on the following product categories:

Leadership in Transparency

EPCI 2013 Participant
NEWSPRINT
Number of mills reported for this product category 11
Percentage of mills this represents of the overall number of company mills producing the product category 100%

  Responsible fibre sourcing* Clean manufacturing* Reporting & EMS Total
Points achieved/ total achievable points 84% 72% 55% 71.2%
* points achieved through current performance, policies and targets

GRAPHIC PAPER
Number of mills reported for this product category 8
Percentage of mills this represents of the overall number of company mills producing the product category 100%

  Responsible fibre sourcing* Clean manufacturing* Reporting & EMS Total
Points achieved/ total achievable points 72% 65% 60% 65.9%
* points achieved through current performance, policies and targets

pulp
Number of mills reported for this product category 8
Percentage of mills this represents of the overall number of company mills producing the product category 100%

  Responsible fibre sourcing* Clean manufacturing* Reporting & EMS Total
Points achieved/ total achievable points 80% 52% 47% 60.6%
* points achieved through current performance, policies and targets

Tonnes produced for categories reported on globally, annually:

Newsprint
2,747,262 tonnes
Graphic Paper
1,847,245 tonnes
Pulp
1,496,055 tonnes

We are an active participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project and we report on all sustainability material aspects using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. Resolute’s focus on organizational transparency starts with a serious commitment to operating sustainably by carefully balancing the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. This approach is a critical foundation to being a competitive organization.

Seth Kursman, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Government Affairs, Resolute Forest Products

Context info from the company
Resolute Forest Products operates four 100% recycled pulp and paper mills. Additionally, the Company has recycling collection programs in 20 metropolitan areas across the United States and in the province of Ontario, Canada, with approximately 20,000 collection sites. Resolute also uses a thermomechanical pulping process whereby lignin and hemicellulose are retained in the pulp rather than chemically removed, resulting in a higher yield and lower carbon footprint. 
Disclaimer
Some Resolute Forests FSC certificates are currently suspended (status Dec 2013). The rating is based on 2012 data and does not take these changes into account. Ratings are based on information received from the companies. Even though WWF asks for some evidence to substantiate data given, WWF is not verifying this information and relies on accurate data being provided by transparent producers.
Resolute Forest Products produces the following pulp and paper product categories: commercial printing papers, newsprint, market pulp 

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