2020
Primary Resources
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Yves Laflamme

Resolute Forest Products

Yves took charge of Resolute in February 2018 just as the company achieved a 76% reduction in absolute GHG emissions compared to 2000 levels. He initiated a $29 million project at the Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill, including $14.7 million to reduce the mill’s annual GHG emissions by over 20%, as well as a $61 million strategic investment plan at the Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill, including $21.5 million to reduce GHG emissions by 20%. Yves also led the modernization of the Coosa Pines (Alabama) pulp mill’s cogeneration turbine, for a 65% reduction in scope 2 emissions. These initiatives reduced Resolute’s GHG emissions by nearly 180,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents per year, contributing to a 15% reduction in overall absolute GHG emissions compared to 2017. Beyond that, single-use plastic bottles of water and rehydration drinks have been banned across all operations, eliminating 1.7 million bottles from the waste stream.