KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades, North
America's fourth largest producer of towel and tissue paper, today
announced that the company has been awarded "Environmental Strategy of
the Year" by Pulp & Paper International at the 2013 PPI Awards in
Dubai. In addition, the Cascades® Moka® product line won the company a second award for "Innovative Product of
the Year." The internationally-renowned PPI Awards are the only global
awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills,
and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.
"We are honored to receive these awards for our Cascades Moka line and
for our commitment to sustainable development," said Mario Plourde,
president and CEO of Cascades. "Leadership in sustainability and
innovation has always been in the heart of everything we do at
Cascades; it is part of our DNA. This award is an affirmation that
Cascades is leading the way for the industry, both for its novel
product offering and processes."
"We would like to thank Pulp and Paper International for this great
recognition," said Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO of Cascades
Tissue Group. "This success was made possible by the contribution of
our valued employees and partners, with whom we want to share this
The "Innovative Product of the Year" award was presented to the Cascades
Moka product line, the first ever bathroom and facial tissue made from
unbleached recycled fiber to hit the North American market. The
Cascades Moka tissue products were praised by offering uncompromised
softness and hygiene qualities while significantly reducing
environmental impact. Their uniqueness has been well-received on the
marketplace, translating into strong sales exceeding expectations.
The "Environmental Strategy of the Year" award was based on Cascades'
commitment to reducing its ecological impact through the continuous
improvement of its processes, unique recycling infrastructure, and use
of recycled fibers in packaging and tissue products. Cascades led the
way in environmental reporting with its 2010-2012 and 2013-2015
sustainable development plans, which include objectives to improve
environmental impact in every step of production, distribution, and
waste processing. These advances have enabled Cascades to use five
times less water and two times less energy than the North American
paper industry average.
TM The beige color of the paper is a trademark of Cascades Canada ULC.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fiber. The company
employs more than 12,000 men and women, who work in more than 100 units
located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy,
close to half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous
efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades
continues to serve its clients with innovative products. Cascades'
shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol
Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, ULC, is the fourth
largest manufacturer of tissue paper in North America.
SOURCE: Cascades Inc.
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