Resolute Forest Products Joins WWF Climate Savers Program
Located in Toronto, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to welcome Resolute Forest Products, an organization committed to sustainability leadership, as the newest member of its prestigious Climate Savers program.
As part of its commitment to this partnership, Resolute Forest Products has pledged to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 percent by 2015 below 2000 levels.
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.
“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,” 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 bottom line.”
“Climate change 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 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 1,273,000* cars off the road.