In an effort to reduce its environmental footprint, Cascades deploys innovative initiatives on all fronts.
Some of our 2020 Goals
reduction in our water
of our residual materials
diverted from landfills
reduction in our energy
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.
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.
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.
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.