Cascades was awarded the bronze Parity Certification by the Women in Governance organization. This certification recognizes Cascades' policies and programs aimed at encouraging women's professional growth and leadership. Cascades will be honoured at the Women in Governance's Annual Recognition Gala on September 25 in Montréal. "Cascades is committed to increasing the number of women working at the company and having a greater gender balance," said Cascades President and Chief Executive Officer, Mario Plourde. We see this is a business issue as well as a matter of respect and equity, as it has been shown that having a better balance helps increase corporate profitability," he added.
Following a period of downward price pressure last year, the softwood pulp market stabilized in early 2016 and the outlook is now improving. As a result, a number of global price initiatives have already been announced.
“We know from experience that the spring is typically characterized by stronger demand than the start of the year, and that this is also a time for maintenance stoppages in Europe. That’s why we anticipate that the market will tighten even further”, said Magnus Björkman, President of Södra Cell International.In the expectation of a stronger global market and solid demand, Södra will increase its market price for NBSK deliveries in Europe to USD 810/tonne, effective from April 1st 2016.