Since 1926, Pulp & Paper Canada has benchmarked mills according to their safety records in an annual ranking. The ranking is based on the total recordable incident rate in three categories – the lowest rate is the winner of that class for the year. The contest is open to pulp and paper mills located across Canada.
Four Resolute mills are included on Pulp & Paper Canada’s list of the safest mills in Canada for 2020, published in April 2021. The Alma, Dolbeau and Clermont paper mills, all located in Quebec, placed first, second and fourth, respectively, in category C (less than 50,000 worker hours per month). At the same time, the Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill placed second in category A (over 80,000 worker hours per month).
The company said that this recognition reflects their proactive approach to safety, which is guided by the following principles:
- Active management commitment and employee involvement are key to ensuring a safe, injury-free workplace;
- Each task can be performed without injury;
- Operating without injuries is the foundation of operational excellence; and
- Safety and health are core values linked to every part of our business.
The company congratulates the teams at each of the mills named on the 2020 Safest Mills in Canada list.