KINGSEY FALLS, QC, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) is
launching its sustainable development plan which has determined 18 objectives that it
will strive to attain by the end of 2012. The purpose of these
objectives is threefold: performance, leadership and transparency.
The foundation of Cascades' sustainable development plan is based on
consultation with the Company's stakeholders which includes its
employees, its customers, its suppliers, its investors and certain
non-governmental organizations. "The importance given to consulting
with our stakeholders is what sets our sustainable development plan
apart from others", stated Henry Sauvagnat, Vice-President, Sustainable
By compiling our stakeholders' comments, we were able to examine our
current practices and make changes to some of them. The first stage of
consultation took place in 2009 with the help of the firm Samson
Bélair/Deloitte & Touche. The overall preparation of the plan and its
commitments was supervised and validated by Climate for Ideas.org, a
non-governmental environmental organization.
You may view, download or order Cascades' 2010-2012 Sustainable
Development Plan at www.cascades.com/sustainable-development. Although Cascades will not publish a report this year, the 2010
performance of the Company will be presented in a performance indicator
table at the same address.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The
Company employs close to 12,400 employees, who work in more than 100
units located in North America and Europe. Its management philosophy,
its more than 45 years of experience in recycling and its continued
efforts in research and development are strengths that enable Cascades
to create new products for its customers. Cascades' shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
Certain statements in this release, including statements regarding
future results and performance, are forward-looking statements (as such
term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995) based on current expectations. The accuracy of such statements is
subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected,
including, but not limited to, the effect of general economic
conditions, decreases in demand for the Company's products, increases
in raw material costs, fluctuations in selling prices and adverse
changes in general market and industry conditions and other factors
listed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SOURCE CASCADES INC.
For further information:
| Media || || Source |
| Hubert Bolduc |
Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs
| || Henry Sauvagnat |
Vice-President, Sustainable Development