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Cascades completely fulfills its role as a responsible citizen by supporting environmental and social causes. Since it was founded, the company has encouraged the human and economic development of the communities in which it works by investing major sums of money. Thus, year after year, Cascades has used donations and sponsorships to support different products and events that are related to one of its preferred sectors.
 
 
Before submitting a request, please acquaint yourself with the selection criteria, the exclusions and the additional information mentioned below.
 
Selection Criteria

Preferred Sectors

Donations and sponsorships must fall under one of the company's four preferred sectors, namely:

  1. Sustainable development;
  2. Education and entrepreneurship;
  3. Amateur sport and physical activity in general;
  4. Socio-community setting.

Local Communities

In choosing its investments, Cascades is aware of its contribution to the communities in which it works and supports its employees.

Target Clients

Each investment—in the form of a donation or sponsorship—must provide Cascades with a certain amount of visibility with at least one of its target clienteles:

  • Consumers and potential consumers of Cascades products;
  • Cascades employees and potential employees;
  • Families;
  • Business people having a professional relationship with Cascades;
  • Interest groups that share Cascades' values and philosophy;
  • The media.

Values and Philosophy

The choice of donations and sponsorships must respect Cascades' values and philosophy.

Promotion of Cascades Products

Cascades gives priority to projects and events that promote the use of its products and publicize its activities, innovations and environmental efforts. Thus, the company's contributions can be made in the form of goods and services.

Visibility

The project or event must contribute to enhancing Cascades' good reputation, and to making its activities and products better known by the public. Visibility must be maximized using various communications tools, such as publicity and press relations.

Environmental Awareness

The applicant must demonstrate an interest in an environmental cause and propose a series of measures to use for furthering this cause.

Scope

The broader the scope of the project or event (e.g.: national scope), the more consideration it will be given by Cascades.

Reputation

The project or event must have a positive, credible image and must have an excellent reputation. Moreover, the applicant must have good organizational skills.

Exclusions

Cascades recognizes that all causes and all projects have valid reasons for being, and can be of interest to specific groups. For this reason, Cascades cannot support the following types of applications:

  • Supports only one person (unless these people are specific athletes supported by Cascades);
  • Not in line with Cascades' values;
  • Involves ticket sales by Cascades employees;
  • Originates in regions where Cascades does not work;
  • Submitted less than two months before the event is to be held;
  • Submitted as circular letters;
  • Supports political or lobby groups;
  • Supports professional sports teams.

Some Extra Information

Requests for sponsorship must be submitted at least eight weeks before the activities begin. 

All those making requests will receive a response, whether positive or negative. However, an eight-week period must be allowed between receiving the application and receiving an answer. Please do not telephone.

Cascades is trying to fulfill as many requests as possible within the limits of available budgets and corporate priorities regarding social commitment.

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