By: Mikhael Metauro, Senior Director, Sustainability & Operational Efficiency, Cascades
Across the globe, businesses are grappling with the urgency and demand for transformation. Investors, consumers, governments, and employees are expecting corporate players to step up to the plate and be part of the solution to combat the climate crisis and institute regenerative systems for a prosperous and resilient future.
Taking up that challenge, Cascades demonstrates that sustainability can work for business. Our business began in 1964, almost 6 decades ago, with a paper mill using recycled fiber rather than virgin fiber, which was the norm at the time, and since then, has never stopped exploring the full potential of materials, peoples and ideas.
Recently ranked as 8th on Corporate Knights’ list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, Cascades stands out in the pack of its peers. In addition, our recent Cascades Sustainability Action Plan won the Medium and Large Business category of the Circular Initiatives Awards presented by Québec Circulaire. The plan was recognized as a catalyst for change in support of a circular business model and featured targets as well as showcased measurable and impressive results.
As a company we continue to grow and that is important, but we are equally proud of the recognition and the positive contributions that Cascades brings to the communities we are involved with and the environment. It is not always easy to make transformational change within an organization – it involves a broader perspective of what’s important, upending existing practices and introducing new measures of success. Cascades believes this is essential for a prosperous and resilient future.
Cascades is proud to be a sponsor of the Zero Waste Conference and has benefited from the inspiration, as well as the wealth of practical experience and best practices shared each year. Renowned for its curated programming of thought leaders and change makers in waste prevention and the circular economy, the Zero Waste Conference embraces the urgent call for action to ensure an inclusive, thriving, and regenerative future. We are thrilled to be back in person this September, engaging one-on-one at the networking events throughout the conference and look forward to meeting you there.
Secure your spot today to be a part of this journey of change.