Top 50 most sustainable companies in the world (P.17) Cascades: Leading in making recycled fiber products in North America


( Cascades is the 17th most sustainable company in the world according to Global 100.

Cascades is a Canadian company that produces, converts, and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers. The company employs approximately 10,000 women and men who work in almost 80 facilities in North America.

Cascades’ shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.


The Lemaire family founded the Drummond Pulp & Fibre company in 1957, which recovered household and industrial waste. In 1964, Antonio Lemaire and his sons officially ventured into the production of paper made from recycled fibres when they took over a mill in Kingsey Falls, Quebec from the Dominion Paper Co.. Papier Cascades Inc. was born of that transaction.

The Company operates through four segments: Containerboard, Boxboard Europe, Specialty Products (which constitutes the Company's Packaging Products) and Tissue Papers. In Europe, Cascades operates the La Rochette mill in France that produces coated boxboard made of virgin fiber, with a total annual production capacity of approximately 165,000 metric tons.

A variety of governance elements make it possible for Cascades to stand out: diversity on its board of directors, a high percentage of clean revenues from the sale of eco-friendly products, the CEO‑to‑employee pay ratio, and the inclusion of sustainable development objectives in performance evaluation.

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