Cascades announces the results of its EV promotion program
by CM Staff
The company is making a positive assessment of the program as 350 employees have chosen to drive electric since the launch.
KINGSEY FALLS — Five years ago, Cascades announced the launch of a transportation electrification program for its employees. Today, the company is making a positive assessment of the program as 350 employees have chosen to drive electric since the launch. Cascades says the program continues to generate great interest from employees and other organizations inspired by this initiative. It is still in effect and continues to be deployed throughout their operations.
The program consists of progressively deploying charging stations on Cascades’ sites and offering financial assistance of up to $2,000 when purchasing or leasing a new or used plug-in vehicle, in hopes of removing barriers to acquiring an electric vehicle. To date, 117 Level 2 (240V) charging stations have been installed throughout sites in Quebec and Ontario. Additionally, a Level 3 (400V) fast charging station has been installed at the Cascades Kingsey Falls head office for the community.
“True to its values and concerned about reducing its environmental footprint, Cascades is proud to have given life to an employee’s suggestion to deploy a program helping employees go electric and thus reducing the company’s indirect emissions. This initiative is in addition to the many other actions taken by the company to achieve aggressive GHG reductions aligned and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi),” said Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades.
The deployment across the other Canadian sites (Manitoba and British Columbia) will be completed in a few weeks and will then continue at American sites (where electrification allows for a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions).