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Cascades is one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies


January 28, 2020
By PrintAction Staff
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Cascades is among the top 100 most sustainable corporations globally, an annual ranking that recognizes companies for their commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Toronto, Ontario-based Corporate Knights, an organization that promotes “clean capitalism,” compiles the annual list, following an in-depth analysis of over 7,000 international companies with revenues exceeding $1 billion.

Cascades ranked #49 and is one of 12 Canadian businesses on the list. It is the only entry out of 100 in the Containers & Packaging category.

“With our stakeholders in mind, we have been increasing the number of ESG projects over the years, and our results have been steadily improving,” says Mario Plourde, President and CEO of Cascades. “We are pleased that our efforts are paying off, and that they are also earning recognition from various third parties and through acknowledgments such as the Global 100 list. We are very proud of this achievement.”

The company has consistently ranked on another Corporate Knights list, the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, since 2007.

“I am very pleased with the things we achieve every day and the positive contribution we have made to the industry over the past 55 years,” says Alain Lemaire, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co‑Founder of Cascades. “We work upstream to ensure quality input materials from suppliers who share the same values as us. Our dedicated teams are continually improving our processes, and our products are developed with the aim of reducing their environmental footprint to ensure that our customers are satisfied.”