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

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Community Well-Being

At the heart of our success as a company is the recognition that we are inextricably tied to the success and well-being of our communities and our broader society. With that in mind, we engage with diverse stakeholders and invest in critical efforts to support and enhance our business, our communities and our employees.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Paper Excellence mills across Canada are crucial to the economic well-being of our local communities. Some of our contributions include:

  • 7 locations across Canada 
  • 2,400 full-time jobs 
  • 8,000 indirect jobs 
  • Over $3 billion in economic contribution much of which is spent within 500 km of each facility 
  • $15.6 million in local property taxes (tax revenues) 

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Building effective dialogue is a cornerstone of good relationships. Our mill leadership speaks regularly with local community leaders and elected officials. At some mills, Community Advisory Forums are held quarterly to update the public and provide a platform for input.

We also engage with local stakeholders and environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) on issues of pertinence in the community. Examples include stewardship of rivers, environmental monitoring, and ecological improvements.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Paper Excellence proudly partners with our community neighbours. Every year, we support a variety of charities, community events and local projects.

  • 2019 Total Donations ~$300,000
  • Almost 100 organizations supported, ranging from athletics to literacy to health infrastructure
  • More than 50 different community events supported

INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE 

Paper Excellence values education. In recognition of this, we offer scholarships and bursaries to students in the communities where we operate.

In addition to these scholarships, students can also apply for the Catalyst Paper Corporation Scholarship at UBC.

UBC SCHOLARSHIP

TRACKING ANY POSSIBLE COMMUNITY IMPACTS 

Part of our environmental program includes monitoring all impacts on the local receiving environment. From an air emissions perspective, most of our facilities operate ambient air monitoring systems to track air quality for the benefit of the community. This data is shared directly with government and available online. From a waste water perspective, all facilities with waste water discharges participate in the federal Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program to assess impacts on the local aquatic receiving environment. Again, the results of these studies are shared with the public.

Sustainable Forestry Initiatives

Our Environmental Policy

We are committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the environment, conserves resources, reduces its environmental footprint and ensure sustainable development.

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