Alain Lemaire named "Greenest CEO in Canada"

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, June 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Last night at the Royal Ontario 
Museum in Toronto, Alain Lemaire, Executive Chairman of the Board at Cascades, 
was named "Greenest CEO in Canada", a recognition initiated by Corporate 
Knights, an organization specialized in the promotion of good corporate 
practices in terms of social responsibility. This prestigious award, given for 
the first time, was presented to Mr. Lemaire before more than 500 guests 
gathered as part of Corporate Knight's 12(th) annual gala which reveals and 
honours Canada's best 50 corporate citizens. 
A director who has always prioritized resources 
The candidacy of the person who co-founded Cascades and who lead the company 
for nearly 10 years, taking over from his brothers Bernard and Laurent, was 
unanimous among the jury members. The jury was made up of leaders from 
Canada's five most recognized environmental organizations: Équiterre, the 
David Suzuki Foundation, World Wildlife Fund-Canada, Nature Conservancy of 
Canada and the Pembina Institute. According to Toby Heaps, President of 
Corporate Knights, "the jury recognized in Alain Lemaire a man who has a 
number of environmental achievements to his credit. Among these, the ongoing 
concern to prioritize recycled fibres over virgin wood fibres as a raw 
material; the development of strategic partnerships to offer Cascade's 
expertise, namely in energy efficiency and in the management of waste 
materials; and lastly, the continued willingness to improve the company's 
results with regard to water and energy consumption." 
"This recognition is an exceptional way to conclude my experience as head of 
the family business that we founded close to 50 years ago. I am also honoured 
to be the first recipient of this prestigious award," said Alain Lemaire. "I 
would like to congratulate the other nominees and thank the members of the 
jury, but also to salute Corporate Knight's initiative for having created this 
award. Corporate leaders are often recognized for their management style and 
economic achievements, but rarely for their environmental 
accomplishments,"he added. 
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue 
products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs more 
than 12,000 employees, who work in over 100 modern and versatile production 
units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, 
close to half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in 
research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the 
innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares 
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbolCAS. 
Hugo D'Amours Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs Cascades Inc. 
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