2nd Floor,
3600 Lysander Lane,
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3

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Corporate Knights 50 Best

Catalyst Paper Corporation (wholly owned by Paper Excellence) has been ranked amongst Canada’s 50 Best corporate citizens by Corporate Knights. This is the sixteenth time that Catalyst Paper, which operates pulp and paper facilities in Crofton, Port Alberni, and Powell River, British Columbia, has achieved the 50 Best award with Corporate Knights.

2019 BC Export Awards

Paper Excellence was selected as the Natural Resources category winner at the 2019 BC Export Awards November 22, 2019. The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of B.C. export companies. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of B.C.’s economy over the past 30 years.

12 Amazing Facts

Every day, incredible stories of skill and science take place at our Paper Excellence mills around the world. These facts reflect the extraordinary technologies that we utilize to make our products and the amazing talents that our employees demonstrate in maintaining and operating our facilities to proudly manufacture our pulps and papers.

Every year, we award 34 scholarships to deserving students who are graduating from high school and undertaking post-secondary education.
The average length pulp fibre within our products is only about 5 mm long but creates incredible finished products like tissue, towel, surgical gowns, paper, and packaging; and it is one of only a few products that come from fully renewable resources (forests) that are 100% recyclable.
Cars Gone
Since 1990, our company and our facilities have eliminated almost 2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases through modernization projects and closure of old, inefficient mills; this is equivalent to taking about 500,000 cars permanently off the road.
Our paper must be hung from over 5.9 km high to break under its own weight. Low carbon steel has a breaking length of only about 4.7 km.
Per Tonne
Every tonne of pulp and paper that we produce on average injects about $1,500 into the economy creating direct and indirect jobs, paying for our supply chain ingredients, supporting local businesses, creating demand at restaurants and paying local taxes.
School Buses
Our Meadow Lake mill compresses each of its 440 lb pulp bales with the pressure equivalent to 214 school buses stacked on top of each other.
Every year, we grow 6 million seedlings in our Nova Scotian nursery for replanting of 7,500 acres of Canadian forests.
We self-generate enough green electricity to support consumption from 200,000 typical North American family homes.
In 2018, the company purchased over 110,000 pairs of gloves (of numerous varieties) to help protect employee’s hands.
Renewable Sources
Our energy basket is made up of 85% renewable sources like biomass fuel and hydroelectric power. On average, US renewable energy makes up only 17% of the grid.
Of Tubing
Our largest boiler has almost 35km of tubing that converts water to steam for our pulping, drying and electricity generation processes.
Our oldest mill, which is one of the most modern in British Columbia today, was established in 1909 as the first of its kind on the coast.