A Responsible Supply Chain

Our supply chain is an integral part of our efforts to reduce our impact on the planet and we encourage collaboration with suppliers who share our values.


Committed to protecting the forests

We have always made it a priority to use recycled fibre in our products, and we will continue to do so. However, depending on the availability of recycled fibre and the specific technical needs of customers, we sometimes have no choice but to use virgin fibre and paper. In such cases, Cascades buys from suppliers with the highest management standards and that comply with its Sustainable Procurement Practice.

The protection of forests and biodiversity is a growing concern for our stakeholders. To respond to this challenge, we have committed to doubling our FSC® MIX certified supply. The FSC® certification guarantees compliance with high environmental standards, as well as respect for the rights of Indigenous peoples, communities and workers.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Cascades is proud to contribute to the United Nations’ universal Agenda for Sustainable Development by aligning its actions with goals 12 and 15.

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Some of our goals


of our purchases from suppliers deemed responsible


recycled or certified fibres and paper


FSC® Mix supply

Supplier Evaluation

In 2012, Cascades retained EcoVadis, a firm specialized in assessing supplier practices. This process enables us to ensure that we work with organizations that share our values.

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Cascades is proud to be part of the TOP 25% most responsible suppliers assessed by EcoVadis.


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A Committed Supply Chain

At Cascades, greenhouse gas emissions related to our transportation and the purchase of goods and services are significant, which is why reducing them is one of our priorities. To achieve this, we rely on the commitment of our suppliers and the optimization of our supply chain.

Our climate leadership



Cascades is a proud SmartWay partner, both for its Transport division and for all of its logistics operations.

Our Suppliers

Cascades has been measuring greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain since 2018; Scope 3 emissions. Our supply chain represents about 60% of all of our emissions. Our suppliers thus play an essential role in our fight against climate change.

Logistics Optimization

Logistics optimization also plays a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout our supply chain. This is why Cascades set up a specific department to optimize its logistics, whether to reduce empty runs, use rail when possible or optimize loads. We also favor partnerships with SmartWay certified carriers, who share our values of respect for the environment.

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suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis since 2012


of purchases were made from suppliers deemed responsible in 2020


100% of Cascades' buyers are trained on our responsible procurement program


Our Sustainable Procurement Policy

Cascades has established eight general principles that define its vision of sustainable procurement and lay the foundations for its expectations of each supplier

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CN: EcoConnexions Partnership Program

Cascades has been selected as a partner of the EcoConnexions Partnership Program 2021 in light of its ongoing sustainable development efforts.

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Our 2021-2025 Sustainable Development Plan.

In order to do more for the planet, prosperity and its partners, Cascades is working since 2010 to improve its footprint through sustainable development targets.

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Webinar presented by Cascades

In collaboration with Supply Chain Canada, EcoVadis and Sustainability Advantage, Cascades shared its best practices for implementing a responsible supply chain.

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Our commitment on human rights

Cascades takes the protection and promotion of basic human rights very seriously and expects its employees and suppliers to meet the highest standards in this regard. Browse the links below to learn more about our policies.