Richmond, BC – Paper Excellence has announced its commitment to the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program administrated by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Established in 2001, the PAR program includes 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).