Mercer Peace River Selected as an Alberta Top Employer

PEACE RIVER, AB, January 30, 2024 – Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. (“Mercer” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its selection as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2024. This year’s list recognizes 80 Alberta employers who lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The announcement was made today in a press release by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition that evaluates organizations based on various criteria, including workplace atmosphere, employee benefits, professional development opportunities, and overall employee satisfaction. Mercer Peace River stood out among its peers, showcasing a dedication to fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers,” said Roger Ashfield, Managing Director at Mercer Peace River. “This achievement reflects our ongoing commitment to providing a workplace that values innovation, diversity, and the well-being of our employees. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team.”

In addition to creating a positive work environment, Mercer Peace River is actively involved in the local community, contributing to various charitable initiatives and fostering a sense of corporate social responsibility. The company believes in making a positive impact beyond its business operations and is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen.

The Alberta’s Top Employer Award is a testament to Mercer Peace River’s ongoing efforts to provide a workplace that attracts, retains, and nurtures top talent. The company looks forward to building on this success and continuing to prioritize the well-being and professional development of its employees.

Every year, Mediacorp Canada Inc. organizes the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The full list can be found on their website. To be eligible to be selected, businesses must be located in Alberta. Each applicant went through a rigorous selection process using the same eight criteria including

  1. Workplace
  2. Work Atmosphere and Social
  3. Health, Financial & Family Benefits
  4. Vacation and Time Off
  5. Employee Communications
  6. Performance Management
  7. Training and Skills Development
  8. Community Involvement.

The full list of Alberta’s Top Employers (2024) was announced today in a special magazine published in the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal. Detailed ‘reasons for selection’ for each of this year’s winners, as well as hundreds of stories and photos about their initiatives, were released today by the editors and are accessible via the competition homepage.

About Us
Mercer Peace River (MPR) is a subsidiary of the International group Mercer International Inc. We are a diversified global producer of forest products and green electricity. At Mercer Peace River, we manage approximately 2.7 million hectares of forest and access fibre from over 6 million hectares of public land, which supplies the majority of our annual fibre requirements. We also have the capacity to generate green energy of up to 65MW. Located in the boreal forest region of northern Alberta, Mercer Peace River produces both high-quality softwood and hardwood pulp. We are proud of our efforts toward fully utilizing all our biomass materials and sustainable forest management practices.

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Name: Jody Bekevich, Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Phone: 780-624-7221 or 780-219-7827