For Immediate Release:
Richmond, BC – Paper Excellence Canada is thrilled to announce today that it has been awarded the Corporate Pioneer of the Year Award at the annual Foresight Canada BC Cleantech Awards. The award was announced during an event in Vancouver on Thursday evening. Foresight Canada’s BC Cleantech Awards are an annual event to recognize inspiring change-makers from across British Columbia that are leading the charge to a net-zero economy.
The Corporate Pioneer of the Year Award recognizes a large organization or company adopting, championing or leading sustainable practices in their industry. Paper Excellence was honoured to be nominated alongside other great companies, including Copper Mountain Mining Corp., Shell, FortisBC, and the Port of Vancouver.
“We are very proud to be recognized for efforts we started decades ago when we made a bet and took early action on decarbonization,” said Graham Kissack, Vice President Environmental, Health and Safety, and Corporate Communications for Paper Excellence Canada. “As an organization we have reduced our carbon emissions by 66% since 1990 through fuel switching and dramatic improvements in energy efficiency. And that’s brought us to today where our energy mix is 85% renewable. We are not stopping as we look to continue to partner with BC’s Innovators to help us get to net-zero and even perhaps net-negative emissions.”
More information about the BC Cleantech Awards can be found here.
For more information please contact:
Graham Kissack, Vice President, EH&S and Corporate Communications
Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers that owns 10 facilities in Canada producing over 3.0 million tonnes annually with a workforce of over 3,000. Paper Excellence is poised to continue to grow with its strategy of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective products.