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Cascades more efficient and ecological with Voith technology

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Voith Paper: 'Top Green Supplier', 'Intellichoix award' and 'Energia Award' in the field of technological innovation - these are three of the awards that the Canadian paper, tissue and board manufacturer Cascades has recently received.

Cascades more efficient and ecological with Voith technology

'Top Green Supplier', 'Intellichoix award' and 'Energia Award' in the field of technological innovation - these are three of the awards that the Canadian paper, tissue and board manufacturer Cascades has recently received. To support its green image, Cascades has decided to preferably work with suppliers that adopt the same philosophy and pay special importance to sustainability. As part of this initiative, Voith Paper has received on February 2nd from Mr. Alain Lemaire, President of Cascades, the 'Sustainable Development Supplier Award 2009' which was awarded for the first time.

To evaluate suppliers, the Global Reporting Initiative, an international network for establishing sustainability standards in companies and organizations, was used. The questions covered the categories of 'product characteristics', 'environment', 'social and working conditions', 'economy' and 'transparency and reporting'. Voith Paper's technology is "a key element that helps us lower our operating costs by extending the life of the fabrics and related equipments." That's how Louise Fillion, Purchasing Manager, explained the decision to name Voith Paper as the first recipient of this award.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

Voith is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith currently has 39,000 employees, € 5.1 billion in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide and is one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe.

Voith is an official partner in the "Germany - Land of Ideas" initiative.

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