Sustainable Operations

In an effort to reduce its environmental footprint, Cascades deploys innovative initiatives on all fronts.

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Cascades, Going Above and Beyond

In order to do more for the planet, prosperity, and our partners, we have set ambitious targets in our 2016-2020 Sustainable Development Plan.
 

Discover our targets

Some of our 2020 Goals

10%

reduction in our water
consumption

80%

of our residual materials
diverted from landfills

7%

reduction in our energy
consumption

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Reduce Our Water Footprint

Thanks to the ingenuity of its teams, Cascades manages to recirculate part of the water from its plants through a closed-loop system, and in so doing reduces its consumption of fresh water. As well, the company is a pioneer in chlorine-free bleaching for the manufacture of tissue products.

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Giving Residuals a Second Life

Did you know that Cascades gives a second life to the residual materials generated by its plants? In 2018, the company diverted 77% of these materials from landfill, using them to enrich the soil, fertilize farmland or power biomass boilers.

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Reduce Our Energy Consumption

For more than 20 years, Cascades has relied on an in-house group of energy efficiency experts. We have been active partners in the ENERGY STAR program since 2010, attesting to our commitment to continually improving our energy performance.

 

Our energy team

Alain-Lemaire Solar Park

A world first, the Alain-Lemaire solar park allows the Kingsey Falls industrial complex to reduce its natural gas consumption.



 

Cascades Connects its Employees

Cascades has decided to give its employees a boost in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by launching an Access to Electric Vehicles Program.


 

LEED Environmental Certification for Lachute Plant

The expansion project at its Lachute plant earned Cascades the first LEED-NC certification ever given to a building dedicated to paper production.