The Cascades units in Kingsey Falls receive the highest distinction of the ICI ON RECYCLE! program

    KINGSEY FALLS, QC, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The state-owned company,
Recyc-Québec, issued a level 3 performance certificate to Cascades for its
entire industrial complex in Kingsey Falls. This distinction, the highest of
the ICI ON RECYCLE! program, aims to underline all the actions undertaken by
Cascades for the responsible management of its residual matter. The Kingsey
Falls complex regroups six plants and 11 service units.
    The ICI ON RECYCLE! program, a 2003 initiative created by Recyc-Québec,
aims to recognize ICI establishments (Industries, Commercial Establishments,
Institutions) that have attained the objectives laid out in the evaluation
criteria of the program. To obtain a "level 3 performance", Cascades
demonstrated that it has implemented measures to reduce, reuse, recycle and
manage the beneficial use of residual matter that is contained in the Québec
Policy on the Management of Residual Matter (1998-2008). Besides the
achievement component, Cascades has also gotten involved in an information and
raising awareness component and it is committed to meet with its new
employees, every year, to explain the management system in place. We would
also like to specify that the "performance" level requires an 80% beneficial
use of potential residual matter. The different measures undertaken by
Cascades enable a 99.2% beneficial use of potential residual matter. An almost
perfect score! Furthermore, to date, only 179 Québec establishments have
acquired a level 3 certificate and Cascades owns the only industrial complex
to have received this distinction in Québec.
    For the past 45 years, Cascades has endeavoured to remain at the
forefront with regards to the environment. It is not content to simply comply
with current standards, it exceeds them. "This new acknowledgment for the
management of residual matter adds to all the actions undertaken to this
effect and also reinforces Cascades' status as a leader in environmental
protection. We are extremely proud", declared Léon Marineau, Vice-President,
Environment at Cascades.

    Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs nearly
13,000 men and women who work in some 100 modern and flexible production units
located in North America and in Europe. Cascades' management philosophy, its
more than 40 years of experience in recycling, its continuous efforts in
research and development are strengths which enable the company to create
innovative products for its customers. The Cascades shares trade on the
Toronto stock exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

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