Paper Excellence mills across Canada are crucial to the economic well-being of our local communities. Some of our contributions include:
- 8 locations across Canada
- 3,000 full-time jobs
- 10,000 indirect jobs
- $4 billion in economic contribution much of which is spent within 500 km of each facility
- $17 million in local property taxes (tax revenues)
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.
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.