[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence is pleased to announce its commitment to the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program administrated by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Established in 2001, the PAR program includes an online management and reporting tool that supports participating companies’ efforts towards progressive improvement in Aboriginal relations, and a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Aboriginal relations at the committed, bronze, silver or gold level.
“Being a PAR Committed company means we are in the foundational stages of building our Indigenous Peoples relationships,” explains Graham Kissack, VP Environment, Health, Safety and Communications. “Paper Excellence’s approach is to foster meaningful and sincere partnerships with Indigenous communities to create economic prosperity, social vibrancy and environmental integrity. We believe that being a PAR certified company is one approach that will help us achieve this.”
The PAR Program provides a high level of assurance through the independent, third party verification of company reports on measurable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: Leadership Actions, Employment, Business Development, and Community Relations (Engagement and Support).
Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The company operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and shipping over 2.8 million tonnes annually with a workforce of more than 2,800. Paper Excellence is poised to continue to grow with its strategy of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective products.
Source: Paper Excellence